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National Style O 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar

National Style O 14 Fret Resophonic Guitar

The National Style O 14-fret model dates back to the early days of Resophonic guitars, as banjo players migrated to guitar and wanted access to more fret. The 14-fret to the body Style O was introduced in 1935 by the National Stringed Instrument Corporation. It came with either the Traditional Sieve pattern cover plate or the newly introduced Chicken Foot cover plate. in 1935 this guitar had a slotted headstock with a decal.

Price: $3689 CAD
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C F Martin 0-18K Steel String Guitar Koa, 1930

C F Martin 0-18K Steel String Guitar Koa, 1930

Built from 1918 to 1935, the C F Martin 0-18K is a small body Koa wood guitar intended for Hawaiian music, which was very popular at the time. Another very similar version, the 0-18KH (for Hawaiian) was built between 1927 and 1928. Based on the proven ‘parlor’ size 0 body, the 0-18K used Koa for the top, sides and back, Mahogany for the neck with an unbound Ebony fingerboard and Ebony bridge. At the time this example was built – likely around November 1930, given the serial number – straight Bar frets were still used.

Price: $4999.99 CAD
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SOLD! Regal Dobro Resophonic Guitar, 1935

SOLD! Regal Dobro Resophonic Guitar, 1935

The Regal Dobro Resophonic Guitar Model 37, built in Chicago during 1935 has been functionally restored by Grant MacNeill. This guitar is now both fully playable and an interesting historical example of American musical instrument production. Regal had a long history, beginning in 1896 as a brand of the Emil Wulschner Music Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. Emil died in 1900 and the Regal name and manufacturing stock was sold to Lyon and Healy in 1904. By 1908, production was moved to Chicago, Illinois under the name of the Regal Musical Instrument Company.

Price: $1290 CAD

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Greenfield Hawaiian Style 2 Lap Guitar, 1930

Greenfield Hawaiian Style 2 Lap Guitar, 1930

Here’s a wonderful piece of Canadian music history – a very good condition Greenfield Hawaiian Style 2 lap style guitar, built in Edmonton Alberta and dated to April 1930.

Price: $2499.99 CAD
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SOLD!!! Rickenbacker Electro Model NS Lap Steel, 1948

SOLD!!! Rickenbacker Electro Model NS Lap Steel, 1948

The Rickenbacker lap steel was possibly the very first successful electric guitar put into larger scale production, but Rickenbacker’s influence goes back to the early National days. Adolph Rickenbacker – then spelled Richenbacher – had a tool and die shop near National, and was contracted to produce metal bodies and resonator cones for National guitars, ukuleles and mandolins.

Price: $925 CAD

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SOLD!!! G W Barry 30-12 Koa 000+ Steel String Guitar 2016

SOLD!!! G W Barry 30-12 Koa 000+ Steel String Guitar 2016

The second guitar in the G W Barry 30/12 collection is a 000+ model featuring a Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top and deeply figured Hawaiian Koa back and sides.

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