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How to find date of birth of National electric

PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:10 pm
by Hublocker
I have a National electric guitar from approximately 1960 but I'm not sure of it. I've seen a photo of Jimmy Reed with a similar one.

Is there somewhere i can track the serial number?

It is T14567 by the way.

Re: How to find date of birth of National electric

PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:40 pm
by titaniumslide
http://vintageguitarpro.com/serialnational.shtml

Try this url it seems to cover serial numbers like yours.

Re: How to find date of birth of National electric

PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:43 pm
by leftyguitarman
1959 T5000-T25000

I'd say that if yours is T14567, that would put it in 1959.

Re: How to find date of birth of National electric

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:14 am
by Hublocker
Thanks guys, great to know!

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Re: How to find date of birth of National electric

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:17 am
by titaniumslide
8) That is sooo cool!!!

Re: How to find date of birth of National electric

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:14 pm
by Hublocker
Got it in a local record store for my daughter close to 20 years ago from the owner who traded a few vintage guitars out of the shop window.

She's grown up and moved out. The guitar stayed.

Anyone know the model name? I can't find a similar model on the 'net no matter where I look.

Re: How to find date of birth of National electric

PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:06 am
by panhead74

Re: How to find date of birth of National electric

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:42 pm
by guitarslim101
I have an old Airline with a very similar shape. 3 pickups and a sunburst finish, though. Cool sounding guitars.