Often the highest-priced vintage Nationals are the ones with the thickest patina. The original polychrome finishes adhered poorly, and often flaked off!Thanks for posting!!
Great stuff, real talent. I stopped trying to play mine 30+ years ago and based on the videos I doubt daily practice would have brought me to that level!!
I have an OMI Dobro Model 36. Looking at that National I wonder if the polish job on it has done anything to decrease the value....I know it's not the same as refinishing a wood guitar but I've allowed mine to mellow over the years. I'm sure it would polish out nicely but I'd let the next owner decide.
I still have two real bottle neck slides from 1980 +/-. I do believe one is from a bottle of Mateus rose and I know for sure the other came from a long drive home from Bully Hill.