Style 3 Tricone.

Hawaiian neck, Serial number 653.

Note the 'flow through' engraving on the coverplate of this example, often the coverplates are unengraved.

The rarest of tricones, the style 3 'Lilly of the valley' engraving was only a few dollars cheaper than the top of the line style 4, and so it seems most purchasers paid the extra and bought style 4 instruments.

Although this example sports a pearl shield on the headstock, some style 3s have a MOTS overlay, and it seems that the style 4 and 3 headstock design were fitted to either instrument at the whim of the makers or at the customers request.

Style 3 Hawaiian tricone pic

Style 3 Hawaiian tricone picStyle 3 Hawaiian tricone pic

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