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for sale is this triolian from 1930. i have owned it for about 10 years. can post it to germany, france, belgium, netherlands, uk, austria, denmark and sweden. price is 2300 €. for further information please send me a pm.
Woah ! Nice !!!! I have one iust like that, from 1930 as well. The finish on mine is badly worn too ! My one is the lightest National Ihave ever owned.
The body of mine has the extra hole in the top, under the fretboard extension - but with a metal strip soldered across the inside side of the hole. Looks like the hole was partially covered over BEFORE the body was painted - as the extra metal strip is also painted over as well. So, it looks like it was a body built for a bakelite neck but never got one. I think when National decided to stop fitting bakelite necks, they still had some bodies with the extra top hole, so made half hearted attempts at closing the holes of the remaining bodies, before giving them their paint finish - AND wooden necks.