National Style 4 Deluxe Tricone Round Neck (1928)

$25,000
sku: 50U-201221
A top-of-the-line instrument from the 2nd year of National Guitars, this Style 4 Deluxe Tricone Round Neck resonator guitar features an engraving pattern sometimes referred to as Style 4 Deluxe or Style 5. This extremely rare engraving variation features an “Acanthus Leaves pattern”, rather than the floral Chrysanthemum pattern seen on most Style 4 models. With a newer hardshell case, and dilapidated original hardshell case.It’s in very good to excellent condition.   More Details...

Only 1 piece in stock!


The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • SN 0261
  • 1928
  • VGC-EC
  • Original German Silver finished body
  • Arched back, Lattice grill soundholes
  • Metal soundwell
  • Chunky V-profile 12-fret mahogany neck with slotted headstock
  • Pearl National "shield" headstock logo
  • White-bound 19-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Abalone triangle and square inlays
  • 1-7/8" nut, ~24-7/8" scale
  • 14-1/8" lower bout, 3-1/8" body depth at tailpiece
  • T-bar bridge and 3 new cones, screened coverplate
  • Rare and fancy "Acanthus leaves pattern" engraving on top, back, sides, coverplate and hand strap
  • Parallel engraved line on body edges (top, back and sides)
  • "JB" (or "GB") also engraved on hand strap
  • "PAT PEND" stamped into top at end of fingerboard
  • Slug tailpiece
  • 2 cases -- Newer HSC and dilapidated OHSC (extra shipping if you want the old case)
  • Our shop reset the neck, installed new tuners, cones and saddle.
  • Sides re-soldered on top upper bouts (not obvious - done by our shop)
  • 2 small repaired cracks by high "E" tuner on headstock with touchup (also by our shop)