Hard to find one this pristine and the case is in good shape considering age. smoking little lap steel
This 1956 "Chicagoan" was manufactured by Valco of Chicago. The firm was founded by three former National Dobro Co. personnel thus the brand name "National" attached. This six string steel is original with original working tuner knobs music notation and clef theme in the neck graphic with numbers providing position indications. The black and grey "Pearloid" finish is intact and in great shape, almost new looking. The original bottom liner material is intact also. The male Amphenol connector is original and has not been replaced with a 1/4" socket as sometimes done. This instrument is offered with the original case in good condition all hardware present and working.