We are very excited to offer this circa 1933 National Style 1 1/2 Tricone squareneck. The feeling here at Gryphon is that this is one of the most beautiful guitars ever made. In the late 1920s when these guitars were first built, America was at the peak of the Hawaiian music craze that had been going on since 1916. Consequently, most of the guitars National made back then had squarenecks for playing lap steel style, which was extremely popular at the time.

This particular guitar is in excellent condition with only a few minor scuffs and scratches here and there. The cones appear to be original but the original tuning machines have been replaced with new gears from National Reso-Phonic. This guitar has the engraved “wiggle” border that National used from 1935 on, a non-cataloged pattern that is generally referred to as the 1 ½ style. Also, the name “Wilbur” is engraved on the cover plate. The serial number on the headstock was removed quite some time ago and the sahe of the headstock shape was slightly altered in the process. This guitar includes a new hardshell case..

stock no. 57564

ModelStyle 1 1/2 "Wilbur"
TopGerman Silver
Back and sidesGerman Silver
Frets to body11
Nut width2"
Scale length25"
Fretboard MaterialEbony
CaseHardshell
Serial NoNSN
BindingIvoroid