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Old 01-19-2021, 03:16 PM
J-Doug J-Doug is offline
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Originally Posted by rockabilly69 View Post
For the amount of money a good National would cost, I would definitely go play every one you can get your hands on. There is HUGE difference in sound between the materials they use on Tricones. While you're at it, try out a wood bodied Spider bridge if you can, as I think they are the best of the National wood bodied instruments. I personally don't like wood bodied single cones and tricones, they seem like a compromise instrument to me.
I have played quite a few Nationals over the years but sadly the only dealer nearby is the Twelfth Fret in Toronto which is a five hour drive one way and plus we're in lockdown. So it remains a long term goal to get there again and run through the National racks a few times over.
Doug, guitar player of variable quality for over 35 years. Proud owner of Gibson, Martin and National guitars and a spiffy Fender amp.

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