View Full Version : Making more room soon - checking interest in Vintage National Tri-Cone Tenor Guitar

06-10-2014, 12:23 PM
I have a type 1 National Vintage Tenor Guitar that can be tuned like a baritone uke or in 5ths (similar to mandolin).
It is German Silver from around 1928-1929. One of the pear shaped tenor guitars they made. This one is a tri-cone. It has a few bumps and bruises (beauty marks). It was refurbished and setup at the National factory a few years ago and is straight.
The video is The Quiet American's Aaron Keim playing this guitar at a house concert last fall.


I'm looking to see if anyone is interested in this vintage instrument that comes with it's original hard case. I think it should sell for around $1999

06-11-2014, 01:00 PM
A few people have asked some basic questions. I'm not interested in a trade at this time. I'm trying to reduce the total number of instruments that I have.

06-12-2014, 04:48 PM
This is a truly great instrument, way better than my nasty single cone national. Somebody should snap it up!

06-18-2014, 11:36 AM
It needs polishing. I have it on display at a local guitar shop so I went to get some photos.
Picture 2 shows one of the beauty marks.

06-18-2014, 11:42 AM
A few more photos. This can be played in Chicago, 5ths, and open tunings.

06-18-2014, 11:48 AM
Some side shots. The neck was repaired where it joins the body. National did the repairs and a setup a few years ago. The string action is great.

06-18-2014, 11:57 AM
More photos

06-18-2014, 11:59 AM
That's all folks!