National Grand Console Double Neck Lap Steel

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National Grand Console Double Neck Lap Steel

National Grand Console Double Neck Lap Steel


What we have here is a late 1940's to early 1950's National Grand Console double neck lap steel in 100% original condition (to the best of our knowledge) and in good working order. The reason for the approximate production date is because the engraved badge with the serial number on the back of the console is long gone. Through our research, this date range appears accurate. You can correct us if you feel otherwise.

This Grand Console lap steel is extremely eye-catching and unique with those art deco multi-colored totem pole markers. Each neck has 8-strings; this model does not have legs (never did) and it includes the original brown hard shell case which is a bit tattered, but functional. The nickel tuner covers are stamped with the National logo and present on both sets of tuners. The tuning machines are clean and show little wear. The tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should.

Between the necks is the original "National" metal logo with red lettering and black text for the controls that shows normal wear. In the middle of this cover are the chicken beak knob which points to settings for “Brilliant,” “Mellow” and “Bass,” a two-way toggle titled “String Banks” which allows the player to choose “1st” or “2nd” eight string neck. It has an old fashioned radio knob for “Volume: Low, Medium, High.” The knobs are original and the electronics work as they should. The input jack is a conventional 1/4" cable.

Overall this lap steel shows some honest wear with some various small dings and scuffs, but no serious or structural wear of any kind. The lucite playing surfaces on both necks are in great shape, and there is only minor wear on the chrome control plate.

This is a really cool, unique vintage piece that we're sure has a storied past. On a side note, this is a heavy guitar to ship, so we set a flat rate to cover cost.


National Grand Console Double Neck Lap Steel

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What is your return policy?

We offer a 30 day Exchange policy for new purchases. We ask that you please return the product in the original product packaging along with all included materials (manual, warranty card, all accessories) and in the original condition that it was received and we will exchange it for any product on ours site. Please note that we do charge a $5 dollar exchange fee to cover our shipping cost. We are a small business and do not offer a cash refund. We cannot take returns on sealed product. We do not accept returns for guitars and amplifiers under any circumstances. Unfortunately we also cannot cancel orders or pre-orders. We are happy to exchange for another product if you are no longer interested in the new release or backordered items.

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