SOLD - National Model 1125 Dynamic Sold Top Archtop Guitar 1953 Sunburst

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Call 530-570-1525 or email to sell your vintage guitar, bass, amplifier, etc - one piece or a collection!  We are always ready to buy instruments, amps and effects from Fender, Gibson, Martin, Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Marshall, Vox and just about anything else related to musical instruments.   You can also click here for more info on selling us vintage instruments, amps, parts, etc.  

No sales tax for customers outside California.

These National guitars are quality guitars that are fun to have around.  They are awesome couch guitars - they sound great unplugged. 

The guitar sets up well, thanks to the unique bolt on neck design.  

The pickup is a little weak, but floating a better unit is easy if that's what you're after.

The guitar is in excellent condition with no cracks or repairs to the neck or body.  One potentiometer was changed out.  The original one is in the case and it testes as failed.  

The original output jack connection is still there, the old Amphenol screw-on type, but a standard 1/4" jack was professionally added to the usual lower-bout position.

The neck is straight and the frets are in great shape.  

The guitar comes with the original chipboard case, which is also in excellent condition.

Shipping policy:

Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 2% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase. 

  • Color: Sunburst
  • Weight: 5lbs 8ozs
  • Body: Solid Spruce top, Flame Maple back and Maple sides
  • Neck: Maple 
  • Neck Profile: U
  • Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dots
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 19
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
  • Radius: 10'
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.96"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 1.0"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: .045"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: .06"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Nickel 
  • Neck Pickup Brand: OEM 
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 2.3k
  • Neck Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Pots/Codes: 304219
  • Case: Chipboard 
  • Notes: 1/4" output jack added.

We Pack with Care

We pack items extremely well & utilize special vintage instrument insurance in case there is a damage claim.

Shipping Services

We prefer UPS based on their performance before & during the pandemic. USPS is usually our choice for international shipping.

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We turn your orders around quickly so you aren't fiending for your items for long. Most orders depart within 24 to 48 hours.