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1962 National Val-Pro 82 Resoglass Vintage Guitar Red w/ Case & Hangtag


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Up for sale, a 1962 National Val-Pro 82 in near-mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and rare hangtag. One of the famed Res-o-glass "Map" guitars (for its artistic interpretation of the shape of the USA and fiberglass body construction), this National was produced in Chicago by Valco, who also manufactured guitars under the Supro and Airline brand names.  National, however, was Valco's top of the line guitar and this Val-Pro plays exceedingly well, recently professionally refretted and fitted with a bone nut, offering playability head and shoulders beyond most Res-o-glass guitars on the market.

Outfitted with a single neck position oversized single coil pickup, this circuit boasts three individual Volume knobs and a three-way Tone switch. Each knob governs a distinct sounding tone cap, providing the player a flexible range of sounds at the flip of a switch. The hollow Res-o-glass body rings out with a clear and twangy acoustic tone, and the pickup's ceramic magnet has plenty of punch and power. The tone is bright/dry and fairly low output in position 1, bold and barking in position 2, and dark and smokey in position 3. The guitar weighs 7lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with fresh 11-49 strings, low action and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Medium C, measuring .825” 1st fret, .920” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Brazilian rosewood
-Frets: Slender (refret), flawless
-Scale Length: 24 1/2”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone
-Tuners: Kluson Deluxe, single line
-Serialization: T-prefix badge

Body Specs:

-Material: Res-o-glass
-Pickups: Oversized single coil (ceramic)
-Harness: Stackpole pots date to 30th week 1962
-Controls: Volume x3, Three-way Tone switch
-Hardware: Rosewood bridge, trapeze tailpiece
-Plastics: Knobs x4, Val-Pro pickguard, modern switch tip

Cosmetically, the guitar is a particularly clean example, and the fiberglass body exhibits a few light scuffs on the back, and some yellowing of the gasket. There is light patina on the mulit-ply headstock veneer, and the neck profile retains its smooth nitro lacquer gloss, free of palm wear.

The original form-fit hardshell case with textured gray exterior is included, along with a rare National hangtag.