National Reso-Tone, Sea Foam Green SOLD

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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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