But this entry is more about the guitar... It sounds pretty good and plays nicely but I have never been very graceful on an electric guitar.
But having it out made me start thinking about where it came from and how much it was worth. I found some great information in a thread online here regarding National guitars and some experts that already had information about the dates for the serial number on the guitar. Here is a link if you are curious:
It turns out it was made in 1956 in a Chicago factory and I found someone selling a similar 1959 version for nearly $1200!!
It suddenly sounds and feels much better than it did yesterday. Uncle Jack, if you're reading this and you want it back, just let me know. :)
For now, I'm building up a new repertoire of rockabilly riffs and 50's chords progressions. Watch out Bill Haley, Reverend Horton Heat and Brian Setzer! (ok, maybe I have a long road ahead!)