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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.

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Price: $5,500.00 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.

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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.

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Price: $4,000.00 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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❌SOLD❌ National Squareneck Tricone Style 2.5, 1929

❌SOLD❌   National Squareneck Tricone Style 2.5, 1929

This National Squareneck Tricone Style 2.5 is one of the earliest resophonic guitars built, produced in 1929 in Los Angeles – with many components actually made by a nearby machinist and metalwork contractor, Adolph Rickenbacher. This is an early example of a production resophonic guitar – the first production took place in 1927.

Vintage
Price: $4,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ National RM1 Maple Walnut Resophonic Mandolin, 2010

❌SOLD❌ National RM1 Maple Walnut Resophonic Mandolin, 2010

The National RM1 Maple Walnut Resophonic Mandolin 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 pairs a figured Maple top with Black Walnut for the sides and carved back; the neck is figured Maple with a bound Ebony fingerboard.

Used
Price: $3,100.00 CAD

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