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National (Gibson) 1110 1948


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An extremely rare National 1110 Aristocrat from 1948. A true cross-fertilization between National-Valco and Gibson.

The National 1110 was built from 1947 to 1953. From its inception until about 1949, the body and neck were supplied by Gibson. After 1949 only the bodies were supplied by Gibson. Gibson-manufactured necks were replaced with a National/Valco proprietary design known as the “Stylist Neck”. A heel-less neck with a magnesium core and a layer of mahogany. Due to, among other things, the instability, these copies are less popular than the earlier models.

This original 1948 "Gibson-Made" National was National's showpiece at the time. The craftsmanship and quality radiates from it! The National features a laminated-maple body, accented with a translucent pickguard, and a very comfortable mahogany neck. The rosewood fretboard is inlaid with triple-split parallelogram inlays. And the headstock is decorated in an art-deco style with the famous “National” shield logo. In short; a very classy guitar!

Furthermore, the National is equipped with a pickup in the neck position and a "Silver-Sound" pickup incorporated in the bridge. All this is finished with a bakelite volume and blend knob.

This vintage National 1110 comes with a period correct vintage Epiphone case and the original cable.

Are you interested in this item? You’re welcome to check the instrument out at our store in Rijsbergen. Contact us to make an appointment via or +31 (0)76 230 50 69