James DePrato’s “Blues for Nola” and Bob Dylan’s “Abandoned Love” both ring bold and true on this custom 1999 National Tricone Style 4, among 27 guitars offered in the Might 2021 Acoustic Guitar Auction.

Design 4 is the top-of-the-line National Tricone, with a base cost of $10,000 without any custom elements. This guitar, including a customized Art Deco– motivated inscription by metalsmith David Giulietti, was commissioned by Paul Mehling, founder of the prominent Hot Club of San Francisco.

Its next owner will possess a genuinely uncommon specimen, prepared to be delighted in and cherished. Included with the guitar are copies of the original etching styles and correspondence.