The body of this early period steel guitar was made by a method called "slush casting". Molten aluminum was poured into a sand mold, cooled, then solidified.
The blade magnetic pickup was fitted from the rear of the guitar through a circular trap door.
The strings past through a cast tailpiece depicting a flying bird, and the shape of the National shield logo surrounds the pickup.
Originally this guitar was painted with inset gold panels and a lacquered aluminum finish. It has since been refinished by an overly enthusiastic guitarist to its present sky blue and gold!Vintage
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