These beautiful instruments have long been a favorite with musicians. This book is a history, sourcebook and owner's manual for players and fans which covers the facts and figures necessary for serious collectors. In addition to many black-and-white historical photos, there is also a 32-page color section highlighting models. The book covers the company's full history, specific styles and models of all instruments, Hawaiian, Blues, and Jazz artists who have used National a history of their advertising, set-up and maintenance, and much more. Appendixes include serial numbers for all instruments. 296 pages.