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Gruhn Guitars National Style 4 Squareneck

c1929 National Style 4

National's revolutionary tri-cone resonator guitars of the late 1920s were the loudest guitars of their day. This elaborately engraved Style 4 model would suggest that they were also the most beautiful.

The three spun aluminum cones in a German silver body produced a sweet but powerful tone that was perfect for Hawaiian music, and Nationals ruled until the advent of electric Hawaiians in the mid-1930s.

Style 4 was the fanciest of the four tri-cone models, with chrysamthemum pattern engraving on the top, back and sides. This instrument (inv. #RG3987) is in excellent condition and with hard case is priced at $8500

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