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National ResoRocket WB Wood Rocket Single Cone Bendaway Resophonic Guitar

National ResoRocket WB Wood Rocket Single Cone Bendaway Resophonic Guitar

The Mahogany-bodied National ResoRocket WB combines the lovely sonority of a wooden body in a Bendaway single-cone instrument to create a unique National guitar.

Price: $3389 CAD
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SOLD!!! National Resophonic Style O Nickel Plate, 2015

SOLD!!! National Resophonic Style O Nickel Plate, 2015

The National Resophonic Style O – yes it’s a letter O, not a zero – goes back to the designs of the 1920s and early salvoes in the Guitar Volume Wars. This 12-fret neck example, dating to March 2015 and built at the National plant in San Luis Obispo, California, blends features of the Style O and Style O Deluxe, particularly in the choice of Mother of Pearl diamond shape position markers. It is in pristine condition with the original hard shell case.

Price: $2650 CAD

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Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Resophonic Guitar Sunburst

Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 Resophonic Guitar Sunburst

New from Paul Beard Guitars in Hagerstown Maryland, the Beard Deco Phonic Model 27 square neck evokes the Art Deco stylings of the late 1920s when resophonic guitars were introduced. Using a classic single-resonator design, the Model 27 uses Finnish Birch laminates for the body, solid maple for the neck, and Morado (also called Pau Ferro) for the 25 inch scale fingerboard, and ebony / maple bridge inserts. On the Model 27, the top is bound. These wood choices make the guitar completely CITIES compliant.

Price: $2389 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.

Price: $4149 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.

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

Price: $2499.99 CAD

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