SOLD - National Triplex 1088 Chord Changer Lap Steel - 1950

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Here we have a fine example of National's innovative, chord-changing lap steel, the Triplex model 1088.

The instrument is all original and in very good cosmetic condition/excellent functional condition.

The original case is in excellent shape and includes some cool, old paperwork like the instructions for the "chord changing" mechanism and the original warranty card.

  • Color: Natural
  • Weight: 6lbs 14.8oz
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Plexiglass
  • Inlays/markers: Wings 
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 2.25"
  • Scale: 23"
  • String gauge: .011-.053"
  • Hardware: Original
  • Bridge Pickup: 6.8k OEM
  • Tuners: Original
  • Pots: Original
  • Case: Original
  • Notes: Comes with original owners manual and warranty card!

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