The Twelfth Fret carries a very large and constantly changing variety of new, vintage and used Resophonic instruments, ranging from the earliest 1920’s models to recent and slightly used models. We set up instruments to the player’s requirements and we ship worldwide.
The Republic Tricone Style 200 is a reproduction of the original 1920s National tricone, built as the guitarist's entry into the volume wars.
The National Tricone has a long history - it was the original reso-phonic design by John Dopyera and George Beauchamp around 1927.
The National Dueco single cone resophonic guitar is based on pre-WWII National guitars with a special 'frozen' finish.
The National Style 1 tricone guitar was introduced in 1927, and was an early attempt in getting enough volume to compete with groups of banjos.
The Terraplane Resonator guitar was originally built for slide great Arlen Roth. His direction was to "Build me a guitar with a coverplate which
Here's an excellent-condition National Style 1 Tricone Squareneck from 1929. This is an early example of a production resophonic guitar - the first production