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National NRP Triolian Metal Body Black Rust

National NRP Triolian Metal Body Black Rust

The National NRP Triolian Black Rust is the 12-fret Maple neck version of the Mahogany-neck NRP Black Rust, which in turn is based on the 1930’s National Duolian. Using a standard single cone, metal body with unrolled F-holes, the 12-fret National NRP Triolian differs only from the NRP in the use of Maple for the neck,rather than Mahogany.

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Price: $3,789.00 CAD
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Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Round Neck Single Cone Sunburst

Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Round Neck Single Cone Sunburst

The Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 round neck single cone spider guitar, is a new series from Beard, aiming to re-create the aesthetics of the 1920’s when resophonic guitars were invented. The Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 is the entry point for the Deco Phonic line, and like the other models is available in both round and square neck versions. Construction reflects Beard’s consistently high quality, and the materials are selected to be fully CITES compliant.

New
Price: $2,549.00 CAD
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Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar Acoustic Sunburst

Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar Acoustic Sunburst

Here’s a treat – a new Paul Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar acoustic, hearkening back to the classic models of the 1930s heard on many blues ragtime and country recordings. The Beard Deco Phonic Sidecar is built on the standard Beard R body, with an Engelmann Spruce top, Finnish Birch Laminate back and sides, Mahogany neck and Morado bridge and fingerboard. Morado is a non-CITES listed substitute for Brazilian Rosewood, sometimes known as Pau Ferro.

New
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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National Style 1 Tricone Resophonic Guitar, 1929

National Style 1 Tricone Resophonic Guitar,  1929

This National Style 1 Tricone has a 12-fret ‘Spanish’ or round neck and dates to 1929, and was built at the National shop in Los Angeles. All of these guitars had 12-fret necks until 1934, at which point the influence of banjo players migrating to guitar prompted an industry shift to 14-fret necks. This guitar is in good condition and is fully playable – it has just been serviced at The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop, with a neck reset, fret dress, setup, brace repair and new cones.

Vintage
Price: $8,500.00 CAD
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National Model 1008 Console 8 String Steel White, 1961

National Model 1008 Console 8 String Steel White, 1961

From the early 1930s until the rise of Rock ‘n Roll, steel guitars like this National Model 1008 Console 8 were very popular, and for novice players, often their first instrument. In fact, the very first production electric guitars were Electric Hawaiian steel models, and the first of those was almost certainly the 1932 Ro-Pat-In Steel. Ro-Pat-In quickly improved their name to ‘Rickenbacher’ and soon also introduced the very rare 1935 ‘Ken Roberts’ guitar, arguably the first production Electric Spanish style guitar. Rickenbacker at this time was also building metal parts for both National and DoBro.

Vintage
Price: $650.00 CAD
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National NRP Raw Steel 12 Fret Resophonic Guitar

National NRP Raw Steel 12 Fret Resophonic Guitar

The National NRP Raw Steel 12 is built like other NRP models with steel bodies and single 9.5 inch resonator cone, but is visually distinct with its retro ‘Chickenfoot’ style cover plate and new finish.   This finish can ‘work’ a bit better than the highly polished and reflective surface on the more expensive models, as in not showing smudges as easily. 

New
Price: $2,889.00 CAD
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