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Apr 3, 2024 - 12:46:29 PM
1099 posts since 6/13/2012

I have a set of National gold plated finger picks from back in the day that I use on a regular basis. They are NP-2 with a patent pending number inscribed on them.
How many of you have ever used these ?
They have a very smooth blade and fit very well ,

Apr 3, 2024 - 1:08:18 PM



1099 posts since 6/13/2012

I forgot to post this... the patent number on these picks is 1787136 USA..
They are probably 30-40 years old and I got them from Scottie's Guitarshop in St. Louis ..

Apr 5, 2024 - 12:05:45 PM



5 posts since 10/4/2018

Hi Tom,

I have some that I don't use if you want them. I'd be happy to pass them on to a fellow picker from Wisconsin :) PM me to set up a time to come by.

Apr 5, 2024 - 12:55:41 PM

4723 posts since 7/27/2008

I used to have regular National picks many years ago, no clue what happened to them - but never the gold plated version. 

Musicians love the old National picks and there is now a small cottage industry of modern replicas available. 

I would think the modern National Guitars here in California could cash in on selling picks in their online store if they contracted with a boutique pick maker to  produce some replica picks that also have the National logo on them. 

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 04/05/2024 13:00:16

Apr 5, 2024 - 1:11:15 PM



1099 posts since 6/13/2012

Vintage stuff has made a comeback in these days.
The old resos from the '30's and 40's are very popular and in most cases very valuable.
My '30's Regal/Dobro I have used since 1953.. and that old sound is as good as the more modern sound.
Mine is in rough shape from all the years of use but has held up so far.
To go along with what Mark has posted, old style finger picks has a place IMO..
Your comments are very well appreciated..

Apr 5, 2024 - 1:15:59 PM



1099 posts since 6/13/2012

I might add... having five different resos to choose from gives me a good perspective on the sounds that range from the earlier days to the present. and the vintage finger picks whether brass, steel, chrome straight or angled blades adds to the enjoyment of playing these amazing instruments.

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