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These small guitars hand peanut-shaped bodies and chunky, 25-scale necks; the bodies were available with or without cutaways and with one or two pickups.
The National-branded guitars were available in a dark sunburst finish, while the Supro equivalents were at first covered in a plastic faux-pearlescent plastic commonly referred to as mother of toilet seat.
A "1" prefix means the amp was built between 1964 and '68.
you name it and I’ve probably owned one, played one or had one on my bench for repair.
I don’t do “hole-drilling hack mods” for anyone – these old amps will be around long after most of us are gone, and any tweak made is done with respect for this.
The company began producing electric instruments in the 1930s that included electric guitars, lap steels, mandolins and amplifiers.
With 20 years of experience and not only an ear for what your tube amp should sound like and how it should perform, I also try to get to the core of what you are expecting from your amp.
The more details I can get from you, for instance, what type of music you play, what guitars you use, style of music, size of venue you normally play at, things you are looking for in an amp, and the things you are NOT looking for, the better I can tweak your amp to make it better suited for your needs.
I also do strict “to the schematic” repair and restoration work for those who want their collectables to remain true to their vintage specs. I will look over your amp when it arrives and e-mail or call you with what I find and what repairs are needed.
I get many here for repair that have had work done elsewhere, and due to “misunderstandings” or a “previous effort to make your Valco sound like a Fender” need to be professionally restored. The will go towards the repair cost if you elect to have the amp repaired here.
I also use several reconing services, including Weber VST and Neals Speaker Service to get your old tired stock speaker sounding the way it is supposed to if it’s required.