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I'm proud to announce that in conjunction with Colin McCubbin's notecannons collection I will be offering for sale a variety of the more exotic resonator instruments from that collection over the next few months, as well a some of my own instruments. All the instruments I sell will have been carefully checked over by me and I will have done any repairs or setups that they require to put them into first class playing condition.

Instruments I have recently completed include several single cone National mandolins, tenors in both single and tricones, and plectrum guitars, again in single cone and tricones. These long necked plectrum guitars in particular are some of the rarest (and funkyest!) Nationals ever built.

Just in! Two of the cleanest Duolians I have ever seen!













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1932 12 fret Duolian

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1934 14 fret Duolian

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2008 NRP Replicon Tricone

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Just in, a very clean 1931 Style 1 Spanish neck National Tricone guitar excellent plus condition. Fresh neck set and ready to go. $6K. Call me, Marc at 1-805-481-8532 for more details, and please take a look at the pictures below.

National Style 1 Tricone Spanish Guitar.

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Style 1 Spanish neck National Tricone guitar    

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  1. Tenor guitar (style 2, tri-cone). Serial # 569
  2. Tenor guitar (style 1, tri-cone). Serial # 105
  3. Tenor guitar (wood body, electric prototype!). Serial # N419
  4. Plectrum guitar (style 1, single cone). Serial # 1218
  5. Tenor guitar (style 2, single cone). Serial # 941
  6. Tenor guitar (style 1, tri-cone). Serial # 38
  7. Mandolin (style 1, single cone). Serial # 571
  8. Guitar (style 0, single cone, Sq Neck). Serial # B900 Sold.
  9. Guitar (style 0, single cone, Round Neck, with Collegian coverplate.) Sold.
  10. Guitar, (fiddle edge, Sq Neck). Serial # None. Sold.
  11. Mandolin (style 2, single cone). Serial # 455
  12. Mandolin (Triolian, single cone). Serial # 721W
  13. Mandolin (Triolian, white, single cone). Serial # None
  14. Mandolin (Triolian, polychrome, single cone). Serial # 125
  15. Mandolin (style 1, Silvo, electric). Serial # None Sold.
  16. Mandolin (Rosita, wood body). Serial # None Sold.
  17. Plectrum Guitar (style 2, tri-cone). Serial # 302
  18. Plectrum Guitar (style 1, single cone). Serial # 717
  19. Guitar (style 1, Don, round neck). Serial # X48 Sold.
  20. Guitar (style 1, Don, square neck). Serial # X70 Sold.
  21. Guitar (style 2, Don, round neck). Serial # X78 Sold.
  22. Tenor guitar (style 1, single cone). Serial # 1045 Sold.
  23. Plectrum Guitar (style 3, tri-cone). Serial # 198
  24. Tenor guitar (Triolian, single cone). Serial # 2067P Sold.
  25. Duolian 12 fret Guitar, 1930. Sold.
  26. Tenor guitar (style 1, single cone). Serial # 964
  27. Guitar, (fiddle edge, AluLite, Sq Neck). Serial # None Sold.
  28. Guitar (Triolian, single cone). Serial # 2356W/S649 Sold.

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National Aragon de Luxe. Sold

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Tenor guitar (style 2, tri-cone).

Serial# 569

569 Full Front 569 Front 569 Full Back
569 Back 569 Headstock  

Description:

Case:

OHC

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$3,750.00

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Tenor guitar (style 1, tri-cone).

Serial# 105

105 Full Front 105 Front 105 Full Back
105 Back    

Description:

Early non spiral cones, the thinnest I have ever seen! Sounds great.

Case:

Custom Calton Case

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$2,500.00

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Tenor guitar (Wood body, electric).

Serial# N419

Electric Tenor. BodySample Electric Tenor.Neck Stick Sample Electric Tenor. Pickup Front
Electric Tenor.Pickup Rear Electric Tenor.Pickup Close Up Electric Tenor. Body Front

Description:

The only Electric tenor I have ever seen. Clearly marked 'sample' on the neck stick and on the body. The pick up is similar to that found on the electric style 3 Don in the Notecannons collection.

Case:

Non fitted old hard case.

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$1,500.00

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Plectrum guitar (style 1, single cone).

Serial# 1218

1218 Full Front 1218 Front 1218 Full Back
1218 Back    

Description:

Case:

HC

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$3,100.00

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Tenor guitar (style 2, single cone).

Serial# 941

941Front 941Back 941Headstock
941SideFront 941SideFront 941HeadstockBack

Description:

Case:

Custom Calton Case

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$3,100.00

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Tenor guitar (style 1, tri-cone).

Serial# 38

38Front 38 Headstock Front 38 Front and Side
38 Back 38 Back  

Description:

Case:

Sold.

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$2,500.00

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Mandolin (style 1, single cone).

Serial# 571

     
     

Description:

Case:

Custom Calton Case

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$1950

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Guitar (Style 0, square neck).

Serial# B900

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StyleO    

Description:

Case:

Orig Hard Case

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$3,500.00 Sold.

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Guitar (1934 Style 0, with Collegian coverplate).

Serial#

Style0Front Style0Back Style0Front
Style0Heel    

Description:

This instrument is from Marc's collection, it has an old headstock repair and new tuners, and at some point has had a Collegain coverplate added.

Case:

?

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$3,400.00 Sold.

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Dobro guitar (Fiddle edge, Romeo and Juliet scene on back).

Serial# None

Dobro FiddleEdge Front Dobro FiddleEdge Front Dobro FiddleEdge Back
Dobro FiddleEdge Back  

Description:

Hawaiian neck, the pictures don't do it justice. In all our catalogues I've never seen this particular sandblasted patern, it must be really rare!

Case:

No

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$3,500.00 Sold.

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Mandolin (style 2, single cone).

Serial# 455

Style 2 Single cone Mandolin Front Style 2 Single cone Mandolin Front and side Style 2 Single cone Mandolin Headstock Front
Style 2 Single cone Mandolin Back Style 2 Single cone Mandolin Back  

Description:

Rare and shiney! A real beauty.

Case:

Custom Calton Case

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$2500

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Mandolin (Triolian, single cone).

Serial# 721W

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Triolian  Mandolin Back Triolian  Mandolin Back  

Description:

As clean as can be, could have been bought new from the factory last week!

Case:

Custom Calton Case

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$1950

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Mandolin (Triolian, white, single cone).

Serial# None

White Triolian Mandolin Front White Triolian Mandolin Front and side White Triolian  Mandolin Back
White Triolian Mandolin Back White Triolian Mandolin Headstock rear  

Description:

Case:

Custom Calton Case

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$2500

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Mandolin (Triolian, polychrome, single cone).

Serial# 125

Triolian  Mandolin Front Triolian  Mandolin Front and Side Triolian  Mandolin Back
Triolian  Mandolin Back    

Description:

Case:

Custom Calton Case

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$1650

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Mandolin (style 1, Silvo, electric).

Serial# None

Silvo Mandolin Front Silvo Mandolin Headstock Front Silvo Mandolin Front and Side
Silvo Mandolin Front Silvo Mandolin Back  

Description:

Case:

Custom Calton Case

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$2200 Sold.

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Mandolin (Rosita, wood body).

Serial# None

     
     

Description:

Rare wooden bodied resonator mandolin.

Case:

OHC

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$800.00 Sold.

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Plectrum Guitar (style 2, tri-cone).

Serial# 302

302 Full Front 302 Front 302 Full Back
302 Back    

Description:

Case:

Custom Calton Case

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$3,400

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Plectrum Guitar (style 1, single cone).

Serial# 717

717 Full Front 717 Front 717 Full Back
717 Back    

Description:

Very rare, transitional model, single cone in a pearshaped tricone style body!

Case:

Custom Calton Case

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$2,700.00

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Guitar (style 1, Don, round neck).

Serial# X48

     
     

Description:

Case:

Custom Calton case.

Status:

Sold

Price

$17,500.00 Sold.

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Guitar (style 1, Don, square neck).

Serial# X70

     
     

Description:

Case:

Original hard case.

Status:

Sold

Price

$12,500.00 Sold

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Guitar (style 2, Don, round neck).

Serial# X78

     
     

Description:

Case:

Custom Calton case.

Status:

Sold

Price

$22,500.00 Sold

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Tenor guitar (style 1, single cone).

Serial# 1045

Tenor front Tenor body Headstock back
Side back    

Description:

Apart from replaced tuners a really clean example of the tenor guitar.

Case:

OHC

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$2,100 Sold.

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Plectrum Guitar (style 3, tri-cone).

Serial# 198

198 Full Front 198 Front 198 Headstock
198 Back    

Description:

Case:

OHC

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$7,500.00

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Tenor guitar (Triolian, single cone)

Serial# 2067P

     
     

Description:

Great body and neck, missing tailpiece, missing 2 tuners, fingerboard is snapped at body join under the fret. To go 'as is'. (Unless I can source the parts in which case I'll fix her up and she'll go for a lot more!)

Case:

In old guitar case.

Status:

Ready to go..For sale 'As is'.

Price

$750.00 Sold.

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Duolian 12 fret Guitar, 1930.

Serial#

Duolian Front Duolian Front Duolian Back
Duolian Back Duolian Advert

Description:

From the golden years of the Duolian, this is from Marc's collection. Fitted with a new fingerboard, and with it's paint substantially intact, this 12 fretter is loud and perfect for player and/or collector.

Case:

?

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$3,500.00 Sold.

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Tenor guitar (style 1, single cone).

Serial# 964

964 Front 964 Side and Front 964 Full Back
964 Back 964 Headstock Front 964 Headstock Back

Description:

Case:

Custom Calton Case.

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$2,100.00

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Dobro Guitar, 'Dobro-lite' (Fiddle edge, Round Neck).

Serial# None

AluLiteFront AluLiteFront AluLiteBack
AluliteHeadstockBack Dobro-lite Advert  

Description:

An extraordinarily rare Dobro, especially in this condition. The few of these that we have seen in the past have lost most of their paint, but this one has 99% of it's paint cover intact. There is a small dent in the bass bout, and a pick scratch on the coverplate, see pics, but apart from that it is as clean as you can hope for.

Dobros don't normally have a neck stick that travels under the cone, but the fiddle edge instruments like this one did, they had a shallower cone well and a cone with lugs inside the cone to allow the cone to sit higher.

Case:

OHC

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$3,200.00 Sold.

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Guitar (Triolian, single cone).

Serial# 2356W/S649

     
     

Description:

With 2 serial numbers (S649 on the body and 2356W on the headstock), this is almost certainly a style O body with some sort of factory blemish that was then finished with paint as a Triolian. Paint is 99.9% intact, and it is as clean as I've ever seen. Could have left the factory last week!

Case:

OHC

Status:

Ready to go.

Price

$3,800.00 Sold.

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