Up for sale is this vintage 1950's National Grand Console Hawaiian lap steel guitar. This original Valco-built instrument is top-notch when it comes to cool factor and we're always thrilled when they come into the shop!

This particular example is in nice condition for its age, but has had a few changes. The legs are not original, but have been threaded to fit the original inserts. At some point, a non-original set of inserts was installed on top of the originals, leaving behind numerous extra holes. Fortunately, these are on the bottom, so they aren't eye-sores. The original no-line Kluson keys have been rebuttoned at some point in the past past the incorrect buttons. While they mainly look correct, they didn't slide down on the key shafts all the way. This does not affect the functionality of the keys. Other than that, a missing tuner cover screw on the back of the headstock, and a non-original switch tip, this instrument is all original.

The original finish is in nice condition and shows the perfect amount of wear, in our opinion. There are numerous dings and scratches in the finish, as well as the classic cigarette burn on the top near the controls. We have captured the worst of the finish wear in the photos, including the major wear on the bottom of the instrument.

It has just been cleaned up and serviced by our tech who sprayed out the electronics. Everything functions as it should, including the three way tone switch. Both pickups function perfectly as they should and are very well balanced. We are not sure if the screw-on cable is original, but it is included with the instrument and functions as it should.

The original hardshell case is included, but is in poor condition. It is covered in tape and buckling and loose in multiple spots. That being said, all of the latches and hinges are there and work, although the outside latches do not spring open. The instrument will be well-packed inside and outside the case to ensure safe shipping.

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Listed2 years ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.Learn more
  • Grand Console
  • Two Tone
  • 1950's
Made In
  • United States

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Izzy's Vintage Guitars

Huntsville, AL, United States
Joined Reverb:2014

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