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National Style 1 Tricone, 1929

National Style 1 Tricone, 1929

This National Style 1 Tricone has a 12-fret ‘Spanish’ or round neck and dates to 1929, and was built at the National shop in Los Angeles. All of these guitars had 12-fret necks until 1934, at which point the influence of banjo players migrating to guitar prompted an industry shift to 14-fret necks. This guitar is in good condition and is fully playable – it has just been serviced at The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop, with a neck reset, fret dress, setup, brace repair and new cones.

Vintage
Price: $8500 CAD
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Sold! National El Trovador Resophonic Guitar with Hot Plate, Mahogany, 2015

Sold!  National El Trovador Resophonic Guitar with Hot Plate, Mahogany, 2015

The National El Trovador goes back to the 1930’s wood bodied, single cone resophonic guitars by National, and this one comes with a HotPlate installed! The El Trovador uses a Mahogany laminate for the body and solid Mahogany for the neck, with a bound Ebony fingerboard. The peg head is slotted, which increases the pressure of the strings on the nut while reducing the required tip-back angle of the head.

Used
Price: $3199.00 CAD

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Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String

Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String

The Taylor 812ce 12 Fret Cutaway Steel String is a very good sounding guitar and demonstrates the added projection and sustain from the new V-Class bracing pattern.  Starting from the Grand Concert design, a soft Venetian cutaway is added, and the body is built using a Sitka Spruce top paired with traditional Indian Rosewood for the back and sides.  The 12-fret neck is Mahogany, with Ebony used for the headplate, bridge,  and bound fingerboard. 

New
Price: $5199 CAD
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National Triolian 12 Fret Neck Walnut Burst

National Triolian 12 Fret Neck Walnut Burst

The National Triolian 12 features a steel body with walnut burst finish and a single cone. Also available with a 14 fret neck, these guitars produce a full, rich and lush vintage tone.The National String Instrument Corporation patented and produced the first resonator instruments in 1927, responding to the constant need for more volume. The first instruments used three small cones – the classic Tricone design.

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❌SOLD❌ C. F. Martin 000-12 Custom Shop Goncalo Alves, 2017

❌SOLD❌  C. F. Martin 000-12 Custom Shop Goncalo Alves, 2017

Here’s a very special guitar – a C. F. Martin 000-12 Custom Shop 12 Fret, built during 2017 with Swiss Spruce top and Goncalo Alves for the back and sides. As a Martin Custom Shop instrument, this guitar is based on a 000 model with 12 fret neck, with customer-specified wood and trim choices. The top is certified High Altitude Swiss Spruce with scalloped Sitka Spruce bracing.

Used
Price: $3399.99 CAD

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