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National Lap Steel

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:37 pm
by neogardguitar
Hello

I have a National Lap Steel that belongs to my next door neighbour. She's thinking of selling it, but we don't know much about it.

Wondered if anyone could tell me anything about it or point me in a direction to find out.

I appreciate it.

Here's some pictures. She has the guitar, a case that looks original and a National amp that goes with it.

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Re: National Lap Steel

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:32 pm
by bobby81
looks just like rory gallagher's 1951 national dynamic lap steel, here:
http://www.rorygallagher.com/#/archives/guitars/dynamic_lap_steel
and here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2zbvc8Wp_Y

no idea what they go for though.

Re: National Lap Steel

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:12 am
by Jimmie
That's a Dynamic, I think. Both that and the amp look to be in exceptionally fine condition. The higher-end National lap steels seem to go for about $500, higher retail. The amps sell at $300-600 generally. Both are highly desirable. The set would likely market out at $800-1,000.

Re: National Lap Steel

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:59 pm
by TC6969
Jimmie wrote:That's a Dynamic, I think. Both that and the amp look to be in exceptionally fine condition. The higher-end National lap steels seem to go for about $500, higher retail. The amps sell at $300-600 generally. Both are highly desirable. The set would likely market out at $800-1,000.


This is very accurate.

Its all according to how quick she wants/needs to move it.

An $800 "Buy it now" on Ebay wouldn't last 24 hours and if she held out for top dollar and found the right collector, that kind of condition might get her into $1200 territory.

Re: National Lap Steel

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:36 pm
by OldWailer
I'll give you $35.00 for the whole thing right now--cash money in hand! I'll even pay shipping!!!
:lol: :lol:

Re: National Lap Steel

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:34 pm
by neogardguitar
Hey Thanks guys. I appreciate the info.

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