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1941 National New Yorker Model Lap Steel Electric Hawaiian Guitar

1941 National New Yorker Model Lap Steel Electric Hawaiian Guitar

Regular price $1,384.00 CAD
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The National 'New Yorker' lap steel stands out as an iconic and eye catching instrument, having been manufactured from mid-1935 until the closure of Valco at the end of 1968. Remarkably, it was the sole instrument to have been produced throughout the entire lifespan of both the National/Dobro® and Valco companies. 

It was inspired by the Art Deco aesthetics of the Empire State Building, and remains one of the more desirable steel guitars from these companies! It went through a series of design changes. 

Overall length: 32 1/2 in. (82.6 cm.)
Lower Bout: 7 in. (17.8 cm.)
Body Depth: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) 
Scale length: 23 in. (584 mm.)
Nut Width: 2 in. (51 mm.)
Serial Number: 4154G

This is an earlier version of the New Yorker that dates to 1941. Features include the early Hawaiian, Chimes, and Harp tone controls on an original Stackpolf pot. It still retains a flexible and well working Switchcraft cable with its proprietary connector.

This example is in wonderful condition and remains almost entirely original. The last couple inches of the fretboard toward the pickup have a slight cosmetic bow between the final two screw sets. The tuners are Kluson style, which fit well under the original covers. The original tweed hard case and key are included!

Excelent Condition (E)

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