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❌ SOLD ❌ Supro / Valco Coronado Arched Top Guitar, 1961

❌ SOLD ❌ Supro / Valco Coronado Arched Top Guitar, 1961

The Supro / Valco Coronado was one of a large number of models built in the early 1960’s by Valco under the Supro and National names, along with many other brands not owned by Valco. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois due to that city’s central location for manufacturing and distribution, Valco was the heir to the National and Dobro companies. They made musical instruments and amplifiers for many other companies including catalog giants and Gretsch, until the company’s demise around 1967.

Vintage
Price: $2150 CAD

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National ResoPhonic T-14 Cutaway Tricone, Weathered Steel

National ResoPhonic T-14 Cutaway Tricone, Weathered Steel

We’ve just taken delivery of a brand new, new model National Resophonic T-14 Cutaway Tricone in a new finish – Weathered Steel. The official model number is ‘T-14WS’, and it’s a slim, steel bodied, three cone resophonic guitar with a 14-fret neck. And at under eight pounds, it weighs less than many solid body electrics! The T-14 Cutaway Tricone is full-scale guitar, at 25.66 inches. This requires a bit more tension on the strings and the cones, which can result in increased volume.

New
Price: $4289 CAD
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National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 Chipped Ivory 2018

National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 Chipped Ivory 2018

We’ve received a brand-new National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 semi-hollow electric in a fabulous Chipped Ivory finish! These are great guitars with unmistakable tone and the solid build quality expected from a National Reso-Phonic guitar. The neck is maple with ebony fingerboard, and the body is semi-hollow finished steel. The Lollar P-90 in the neck position provides a warm, fat tone and the piezo element in the bridge accurately reproduces the resonator tone. Active circuity rounds it out.

New
Price: $4249 CAD
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❌ Sold ❌ National RM1 Walnut Resophonic Mandolin Sunburst, 2010

❌ Sold ❌ National RM1 Walnut Resophonic Mandolin Sunburst, 2010

The National RM1 Walnut is built in San Luis Opisbo California and features a teardrop, almost ‘A Style’ body shape, but with a single 9.5 inch resonator cone. The RM1 Walnut pairs a figured Maple top with Black Walnut for the sides and carved back; the neck is figured Maple with a bound Ebony fingerboard. Because it’s a reso-phonic instrument, the bridge is built into the center of the resonator cone.

Used
Price: $2500 CAD

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❌Sold❌ National Style 0 Etched Silver Resophonic Guitar, 1930s

❌Sold❌ National Style 0 Etched Silver Resophonic Guitar, 1930s

Today we’re looking at one of the seminal resophonic guitars, a National Style 0 in ‘Etched Silver’ finish dating to around 1930. The Resophonic design dates to 1927 as a successful effort in increasing volume. While tri-cone models were the first, the single cone Style 0 offered more volume and lower production costs, though the harmonic content is not as rich as the tri-cone. In general, single cone models provide a sharp attack and quick decay, somewhat like a banjo, while tri-cones deliver a smoother rise and more sustain.

Vintage
Price: $2999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ National Triolian Polychrome “Palm Yellow'” Resophonic Guitar, 2010

❌SOLD❌ National Triolian Polychrome "Palm Yellow'" Resophonic Guitar, 2010

National Triolian Polychrome ‘Palm Yellow’ Resophonic Guitar, 2010

Used
Price: $2499.99 CAD

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