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National Delphi with Slimline Pickup Antique Brass, 2006

National Delphi with Slimline Pickup Antique Brass, 2006

The National Delphi, now discontinued, is a single cone biscuit bridge metal body resophonic guitar updating the Triolian model from the 1930’s. The slotted-peghead, 12-fret neck is Maple with an ivoroid bound Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

Used
Price: $3,499.99 CAD
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National Estralita Shaded Brown, 1936

National Estralita Shaded Brown, 1936

Here is a real rarity, a National Estralita single cone resonator guitar in Shaded Brown finish, likely built in Chicago during 1936. There are approximately seven known Estralitas, including this one numbered NO26. The National Estralita launched in 1934 and was built until 1942 as a 14-fret model, updating and replacing the 12-fret El Trovador.

Vintage
Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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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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Beard Squareneck and Roundneck Resonator Guitars

Beard Squareneck and Roundneck Resonator Guitars

New Beard resonator guitars in squareneck and roundneck models, including the new Radio Standard line have arrived! The Radio-E comes standard with Beard #14 spider and hand spun Beard Legend Cone™, a black tailpiece and black Radio™ coverplate. All Radio Standards come standard with Gotoh tuners. The Radio-RFB comes standard with a hand spun Beard biscuit cone and a black tailpiece and black sieve coverplate.

New
Price: $0.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ National Vintage Steel Single Cone, 2005

❌SOLD❌ 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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❌SOLD❌ National Style O 12-Fret Nickel Plate, 2006

❌SOLD❌ 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

This instrument has sold

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