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National Style 2.5 Tricone Squareneck Resophonic Guitar, Nickel, 1930

National Style 2.5 Tricone Squareneck Resophonic Guitar, Nickel, 1930

The National Style 2.5 Tricone Squareneck, or ‘Style Two and a Half’ is very close to the Style 2, with just a rose engraving on coverplate’s hand rest making the difference. Introduced in 1927, the Style 2 was the top of the National line, with a  brass body with nickel plating. The wooden components, such as the headstock, are Mahogany, except for the Ebony fingerboard. National Resophonic guitars were a radical, major innovation in musical instrument design.

Vintage
Price: $5,500.00 CAD
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National Vintage Steel Single Cone, 2005

National Vintage Steel Single Cone, 2005

Based on the classic 1930’s ‘Duolian’ style design, this National Vintage Steel is a single-cone, 12-fret Resophonic guitar with a rubbed nickel finish. The first instruments built by the National String Instrument Corporation were the famous Tri-Cone models and were invented to address the need for more volume in a time before electric amplification.

Used
Price: $3,200.00 CAD
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National Style O 12-Fret Nickel Plate, 2006

National Style O 12-Fret Nickel Plate, 2006

The National Style O 12-fret Resophonic guitar first appeared in 1930 as the first single-cone Resophonic model from the National String Instrument Corporation. In the original 1927 design by George Beauchamp and John Dopyera, three cones were used in a ‘tricone’ formation.

Used
Price: $4,250.00 CAD
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National Mike Dowling Signature El Trovador Natural, 2008

National Mike Dowling Signature El Trovador Natural, 2008

Designed in collaboration with Mike Dowling, the National Mike Dowling Signature El Trovador is a single cone guitar patterned after the famous National El Trovador between 1932 and 1933. The National Mike Dowling El Trovador guitar features a large, 4 inch deep body built from mahogany laminate with a wooden soundwell for the resonator.

Used
Price: $4,000.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ National Raw Series 12-Fret Single Cone, 2021

❌SOLD❌  National Raw Series 12-Fret Single Cone, 2021

Based on the classic 1930’s ‘Duolian’ style design, this National Raw Series is a single-cone, 12-fret Resophonic guitar with the ‘Raw ‘ wax finish. The first instruments built by the National String Instrument Corporation were the famous Tri-Cone models and were invented to address the need for more volume in a time before electric amplification.

Used
Price: $2,500.00 CAD

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National M2 Mahogany 12-Fret Resophonic Natural, 2019 / *No Longer Available*

National M2 Mahogany 12-Fret Resophonic Natural, 2019 / *No Longer Available*

This National M2 Mahogany single cone resophonic guitar was built during 2019 in San Luis Obispo, California. It is equipped with an aftermarket Krivo humbucking pickup. The M1 and M2 models are currently out of production, and were built from 1990 to 1994 and again from 2003 to at least 2019. The National M2 Mahogany was National ResoPhonic’s earliest single-cone model.

Used
Price: $3,000.00 CAD $3,600.00 CAD

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