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❌SOLD❌ National Style 97 Squareneck Tricone Surfer Girl Resophonic, 1938

❌SOLD❌  National Style 97 Squareneck Tricone Surfer Girl Resophonic, 1938

Here is a rarity – a National Style 97 Square neck Tricone with the Surfer Girl motif on a sandblasted and enameled nickel plated brass body. These were built in small numbers from 1936 to 1940. By 1941, the materiel demands for the burgeoning war brought production of resophonic guitars to a halt. The ‘B’ prefix in the serial of this guitar is said to first appear in 1938. This National Style 97 likely dates to 1938. This rare model uses a 12-fret square neck on nickel plated brass body, treated with sandblasting to create various scenes, mostly based on Hawaiian imagery. On this guitar, the scene is of woman surfing with a palm tree in the mid field and volcano in the distance.

Vintage
Price: $6,550.00 CAD

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Michael Messer Blues Resophonic Guitars

Michael Messer Blues Resophonic Guitars

We carry the the Michael Messer Blues Resophonic Guitar in both 14-fret and 12-fret neck versions, the Blues 28 (a wood bodied 12-fret) and the Lightning (a metal bodied, nickel plated 12-fret with lightning frosting). With over thirty years experience of playing, collecting & reviewing resonator guitars, Michael Messer created the most authentic and playable 1930s style resonator guitars at an affordable and realistic price.

New
Price: $1,089.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Michael Messer Blues 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar, 2019

❌SOLD❌   Michael Messer Blues 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar, 2019

Here we have a used Michael Messer Blues 14 in near new condition,  at a significant discount from the new price.  A rare find as few people trade them back! The original Michael Messer Pod case – soft sided with dense foam – is included.  Michael Messer is a well known English guitarist, who has over the years focused on steel and slide guitars.  His line of resophonic guitars draws from his decades of experience playing these instruments, and aims towards an affordable but high quality guitar. 

Used
Price: $759.00 CAD

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Scheerhorn L-Body Flame Maple Squareneck Resophonic Guitar

Scheerhorn L-Body Flame Maple Squareneck Resophonic Guitar

Here is something new, rare and wonderful – a brand-new Scheerhorn L-Body Flame Maple Squareneck Resophonic Guitar, built under license by National Resophonic Guitars in San Luis Obispo, California. In 1989, Tim Scheerhorn showed Mike Aldridge his first experimental squareneck and by the end of 1990 Scheerhorn guitars were in the hands of many top pro players and Tim already had a long waiting list. The Dobro guitar construction style had stayed static since the 1930s with virtually no design changes.

New
Price: $4,249.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Beard Resoluxe Solidbody Resophonic Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2018

❌SOLD❌  Beard Resoluxe Solidbody Resophonic Electric Guitar Sunburst, 2018

Here’s a very cool instrument – a Paul Beard Resoluxe solidbody resophonic guitar from 2018, with both Fishman Nashville and a Lollar P-90 pickups! A fairly new model for Paul Beard, the Beard Resoluxe pairs a solid Mahogany body with a Mahogany neck, with Ebony for the fingerboard and head plate. A 9.5 inch hand spun biscuit cone occupies the top, and has the Fishman Nashville element on the biscuit.

Used
Price: $2,200.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Scheerhorn L Body Squareneck Resophonic Guitar Koa, 2008

❌SOLD❌  Scheerhorn L Body Squareneck Resophonic Guitar Koa, 2008

Here we’re looking at a Tim Scheerhorn L Body Koa square neck resophonic guitar, signed and dated – in two places! – by Tim Scheerhorn himself. The label, visible through the bass sound hole, lists a build date of 11/22/08, or November 22 2008, and bears Tim Scheerhorn’s signature. Those same pieces of information – the date and the signature – are also hand written on the inside of the back. 

Used

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