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
Edited by - binettejustice on 08/16/2019 16:56:40
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
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.
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.
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
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!
Photos would help I can tell you what you have
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