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National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 Chipped Ivory 2018

National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 Chipped Ivory 2018

We’ve received a brand-new National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 semi-hollow electric in a fabulous Chipped Ivory finish! These are great guitars with unmistakable tone and the solid build quality expected from a National Reso-Phonic guitar. The neck is maple with ebony fingerboard, and the body is semi-hollow finished steel. The Lollar P-90 in the neck position provides a warm, fat tone and the piezo element in the bridge accurately reproduces the resonator tone. Active circuity rounds it out.

Price: $4149 CAD
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SOLD!!! National Style 0 Etched Silver Resophonic Guitar, 1930s

SOLD!!! National Style 0 Etched Silver Resophonic Guitar, 1930s

Today we’re looking at one of the seminal resophonic guitars, a National Style 0 in ‘Etched Silver’ finish dating to around 1930. The Resophonic design dates to 1927 as a successful effort in increasing volume. While tri-cone models were the first, the single cone Style 0 offered more volume and lower production costs, though the harmonic content is not as rich as the tri-cone. In general, single cone models provide a sharp attack and quick decay, somewhat like a banjo, while tri-cones deliver a smoother rise and more sustain.

Price: $2999.99 CAD

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SOLD!!! National Triolian Polychrome “Palm Yellow'” Resophonic Guitar, 2010

SOLD!!! National Triolian Polychrome "Palm Yellow'" Resophonic Guitar, 2010

National Triolian Polychrome ‘Palm Yellow’ Resophonic Guitar, 2010

Price: $2499.99 CAD

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National Reso-Phonic ResoRocket WB Wooden Body Guitar

National Reso-Phonic ResoRocket WB Wooden Body Guitar

The ResoRocket WB is one of National Reso-Phonic’s newly designed single resonator guitars and features distinctive Tricone-style grill work and a cutaway!

Price: $3389 CAD
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National Pioneer RP1 Metal Body Acoustic-Electric Guitar

National Pioneer RP1 Metal Body Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The National Pioneer RP1 ensures that association will remain. Old-world craftsmanship meets modern design in our first steel, hollow-body electric. The National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 combines an audiophile-quality bridge pickup with a vintage-style Lollar P-90 neck pickup. An on-board active circuit allows for a wide range of tones.  A slim neck profile and narrow string spacing complete this hybrid instrument. With the quality artistry expected in a National, the Pioneer is a unique update to the traditional steel-bodied guitar. 

Price: $4149 CAD
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National Reso-Phonic RadioTone Bendaway

National Reso-Phonic RadioTone Bendaway

The National Reso-Phonic  RadioTone Bendaway was one of the early models offered by National Reso-Phonic guitar and is one of the hidden gems in the National Reso-Phonic lineup.    The Radio-Tone Bendaway doesn’t appear on the National Guitars website but is available through dealers.

Price: $2889 CAD
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