|Serial Number||16128, made in USA|
|Pricing||$899 CDN with case. Regular new price is $1129.|
|Neck||Quartersawn maple neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard, dot markers. Truss rod adjustment at body end of neck.|
|Frets||21 medium frets with no visible wear.|
|Body||Solid Alder body.|
|Finish||Sea Foam Green lacquer in very good shape; one small pressure mark below the volume control.|
|Hardware/electronics||Factory National Hotplate pickup system, Biscuit type resonator and bridge, Grover Deluxe enclosed tuners, bone nut.|
|Playability/Action||Standard 6/64 action with .012 to .052 strings with wound G ; ideal for a mix of fingerstyle fretted and bottleneck playing. Action can easily be raised or lowered to suit the purchaser.|
|Case||Original National case included.|
|Comments||Purchased new at The Twelfth Fret in May of 2011 and traded on a National Style 0.
While used, this instrument appears new and entirely unplayed: finish is brand new/mint with the exception of one very slight surface dent on the front below the volume control: no finish missing but slight depression visible in the finish.
This guitar is specifically designed to suit pro players for live Blues or R & B band applications: at high stage volumes without feedback issues. That said, the make useful acoustic guitars too. There is a large internal acoustic chamber and a surprising level of acoustic volume off the cone. Arguably about ½ the volume of a regular National Triolian or Style 0.
Many of my customers tell me the Res-O-Tone makes a wonderful acoustic “parlour” instrument for song writing, practice and general late at night playing where family members would complain if one hammered away on a Triolian.
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