National Style N guitar with Lightning Bolt motif

Early Style N instruments have tricone necks and German silver bodies,
as far as I know this one is of similar construction. There are only a few instruments known with this wonderful sandblasted pattern.

Serial number A12.

Style N lightning bolt pic

Style N lightning bolt pic

Style N lightning bolt pic

Style N lightning bolt pic


The hand tinted picture below is, I believe, of Aleth Hansen.

He played with the Beverly Hill Billies Band where his stage name was Lem H. Giles H.D. (for Horse Doctor). He was also in the Bar X Cowboys.

More about the Beverly Hill Billies and Aleth Hansen can be found here.

Aleth Hansen Style N lightning bolt pic

Thanks to Paul Wheldon for the picture and player information.
Any more information or pictures would be welcome!

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