AG - C2765 1937 National New Yorker Spanish Electric
Guitar EXC Here is the real deal ... the same model that Memphis Minnie
played and it is in wonderful condition and plays 'like butter' with every note true and clear.
The crack free sunburst spruce top has no f-holes
thus reducing feedback. This guitar was made to play the country blues nice and loud. It has
beautiful flamed maple crack free back and
sides. Elegant inlays on the ebony
fingerboard, cool art deco logo design on
the headstock, and enclosed original
tuning pegs whose
covers are embossed with the National Logo.
There is an ancient (strap button) in the heel.
The dual blade pickup can be warm or biting and the
original amphenol jack at the bottom is positioned
properly and functions just fine. Cords and / or adapters can be obtained online or at electronics
stores. Or you can change it out to a standard 1/4" plug if you so desire. It lives in a rather
cool old Gretsch hard shell case that has been
stripped down to the wood and needs a bit of tlc.
AG - 00103 1940 Gibson ES-300 N
EXC This is a historically important guitar, the first version
of the ES-300 and the first electric to feature a single coil pickup the 6 1/2" long ancestor to the P-90. It was in
production for less than a year with only about 60 being made before the switch to
the shorter pickup in 1941. This one is unusual with its single blade instead of
separate poles. The interior shows no sign that it was ever fitted with anything other
than this Charlie Christian style blade setup. The electronics are all in perfect working
order with the pickup having been rewound by Lindy Fralin. Pots are replaced and the
originals are in the case pocket. Straight neck, good frets, and it plays perfectly with
no buzzing or intonation issues. Solid spruce
top has two well executed diamond
grafts just below the bridge and another on the side bout at the
input jack. Aside from this, the
top, flame maple back, and sides are crack free.
Original tuning pegs, tailpiece, knobs,
bridge, pickguard, etc. Gibson script and Crown inlay adorn the
headstock. The original
hard shell case is the classic
"red line" model in fine shape.
This guitar plays great with a big fat warm jazzy tone.
For the Gibson collector: This guitar makes a fine pair with it's 'sister' guitar the 1941 Gibson ES-300. See pictures of the pair in the Museum. Buy the pair for only $11,500.00
AG - 00102 1941 Gibson ES-
300 N EXC This gorgeous blonde is Gibsons 2nd
version of the ES-300. Gibson records show that this one #97316 was shipped
on December 15, 1941 just one week after the attack on Pearl Harbor so it was
one of the very last electrics shipped before they had to shut down guitar
manufacturing for the war. There were about 135 of this top of the line electric
model made with the tortoise bound pre P-90 alnico small slanted
pickup. This guitar is one of the
earliest models and possibly prototypical to have the laminated spruce top so common in post war electrics.
Most pre war electrics have solid tops. The
back is flame maple as are
the sides. The bound fingerboard sports the double
block inlays and the iconic "Crown"
peghead motiff. Original
tailpiece, bridge, pickguard,
knobs, etc. Two of the six original open back Klusen tuning pegs are early pre war replacements.
Original pickup was rewound to factory specs (ie., 10,000 windings; 1.8 ohms)
by Lindy Fralin. Excellent recent fret job. Pots have been replaced and
the originals are in the case pocket. Straight solid three ply maple
neck. Original finish with no overspray or touch up. Some wear but a
beautiful patina all around. Professional setup with action at 3/32" at
the 14th fret and plenty of room on the bridge for adjustment. Nut with
= 1 11/16". Scale length measures 25 5/8". Lower bout =
17". Label is in fine
shape. And it comes in its original hard shell case, with black alligator covering,
solid brass hasps and latches, and lovely deep red interior.
Like the guitar the case is in excellent condition. This guitar plays
easily with wonderful vintage tone and is also a fine collectors piece.
For the Gibson collector: This guitar makes a fine pair with it's 'sister' guitar the 1940 Gibson ES-300. See pictures of the pair in the Museum. Buy the pair for only $11,500.00
AG - 00107 ca. 1939 Le Domino "Big
Boy" by Regal VG + This Big Boy has a 15 1/4"
lower bout and a scale length of 25 1/2 " with a nut width of 1 7/8" and
it is a great fingerpicking guitar. Sorta like an archtop, sorta like a flat top. The top appears to be solid spruce
and the back looks like birch.
It is all original from the
tuning pegs to the
tailpiece, bridge and pickguard. The script on the headstock is in
unusually good shape as is the
Regal label. There is a bit of wear to the dominos on the
fingerboard but the
just above the tailpiece are in pristine
condition. Fancy soundhole rosette.
It looks like a 2 piece
heel construction or a very perfectly horizontal hairline crack repair.
Hard to tell. It sounds really good and plays nicely with a comfortable action.
Ratty old oversize chipboard case.
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