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1934 National Don Style 1, round neck, 14 fret Resonator guitar in original case
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01 Apr, 2014 10:31:07 AEDST
AU $9,500.00
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Caulfield South, VIC, Australia


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Item specifics

Condition: Used  

Model: Don Style 1

Year: 1934

Condition: Very good for its age (see photos)

Colour: Silver

Serial number: X114

Case: original hard cover

National Don Resonator Guitars were National’s highest quality single cone resonators, and were available between 1934 and 1936.

The Dons feature:

  • a German silver body with nickel plating (the same metal as used on National Tricones)

  • pearloid peghead veneer with engraved National logo

  • round mahogany neck

  • slotted peghead

  • bound ebony fingerboard

  • 14 frets clear of the body

  • a decorative ‘Don’ engraved on the handrest.

They came in three styles (1, 2 and 3). Style 1 has a borderline engraving and dot fingerboard inlays.

Don models (Styles 1, 2 and 3 combined) made in 1934 have the serial numbers X27–X133, so just 106 were made, making this guitar very rare.

The Don 1 for sale here is in very good condition for its age, and comes with the original case. It has a beautiful patina, and is an amazing-sounding resonator. Note: neck not original, replica neck made approximately 15 years ago by luthier Piers Crocker in Sydney.

Please refer to all photographs as they form part of the description.

This guitar can be picked up (Melbourne) or shipped at buyer’sexpense after sale.

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