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Aug 16, 2019 - 4:54:15 PM
2 posts since 8/16/2019

Hello!


I have recently acquired around 360 National finger picks, they are metal. Are these of any value, are they of any interesting info/history ?
these are NOS

Thank you!

Edited by - binettejustice on 08/16/2019 16:56:40

Aug 16, 2019 - 5:10:53 PM

gtani7

USA

927 posts since 3/22/2017

You want to go thru and see which generation they are, the valuable ones are the ones that don't say "USA", e.g. oval 8's

deanhoffmeyer.com/nationalpick...meset.htm

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:05:32 PM
likes this

GStump

USA

278 posts since 9/12/2006

the early ones, i think made into the early 70's, are still very good and fetch good money. the really early ones, bring silly money, VERY high prices!! the ones made today aren't worth the metal they are made of.

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:07:46 PM

GStump

USA

278 posts since 9/12/2006

OOPS... wasn't quite finished. even those from the 50's and 60's are very good. probably the most used fingerpicks there are, and the old style simply aren't made anymore. there are some extremely good repro or copies out there. Hoffmeyer are probably the best. available on or thru his website.

Aug 17, 2019 - 3:49:06 AM

2 posts since 8/16/2019

Thanks everyone, I mainly use my finger nails to pick (I mainly play acoustic guitar). My great aunt owned a music store for many years in Hawaii and I got these from her

Aug 17, 2019 - 10:34:43 AM

gtani7

USA

927 posts since 3/22/2017

There are a few listings for Oval 8's, circle 8's and others in the Accessory classifieds. user Stringbean45 sells at fair prices.

No listings for the "Patent Pending" but the last one i remember on ebay sold at $160 for one fingerpick!

Aug 20, 2019 - 5:24:01 AM

1440 posts since 11/27/2005

Photos would help I can tell you what you have

Joe

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