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National Tricone Style 1 12 Fret Resophonic Nickel Brass Guitar, 2001

National Tricone Style 1 12 Fret Resophonic Nickel Brass Guitar, 2001

The National Tricone Style 1 is based on the seminal National String Instrument Corporation guitars built from 1927 to 1943. National’s first design was for a three-cone amplification system, and the prototypes used a round cover for the three cones but by the time production began, a triangular cover plate was developed. An interesting aside is that many of the early components were made for National by Adolph Rickenbacker, who had a nearby metal shop and an interest in musical instruments.

Used
Price: $3,500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ National Style 1 Tricone Resophonic Guitar, 1929

❌SOLD❌  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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❌SOLD❌ Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele Mahogany, 1950s

❌SOLD❌ Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele Mahogany, 1950s

The Martin Style 1 Soprano ukulele first appeared in 1917 and was built into the 1960’s, and has now been replaced by the Martin S1 ukulele. In the later part of the 1900’s and into the 1920’s and 1930’s, the ukulele and Hawaiian music (including steel guitar) were very popular, and Martin wanted part of the market. Though there were some prototypes built before WW1, Martin’s designs were not finalized until 1917 and the introduction of the Style 1 and Style 2; the Style 3 appeared in 1924.

Vintage
Price: $999.99 CAD

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National T14 N Tricone Cutaway 14 Fret Bright Nickel

National T14 N Tricone Cutaway 14 Fret Bright Nickel

Here’s something new from National Resophonic – the T14 N, 14 fret cutaway Tricone with Bright Nickel Finish has arrived!

New
Price: $5,189.00 CAD
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Charvel San Dimas Pro-Mod Style 1 Trans Black, 2014

Charvel San Dimas Pro-Mod Style 1 Trans Black, 2014

Hot-rodded for unparalleled performance, versatile sound and exquisite style, the Charvel San Dimas Pro-Mod Style 1 guitar is packed with classic playability and innovative design elements that have made Charvel a legendary name in high-performance guitars.

New
Price: $1,179.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ C F Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele, 1917

❌SOLD❌  C F Martin Style 1 Soprano Ukulele, 1917

Here’s something special – a century old C F Martin Style 1 Soprano ukulele, built during the uke’s first rise in popularity. Eventually, the Ukulele became so popular that Martin had to expand their production facility. The Ukulele started to gain attention in the early years of the 20th century, and C F Martin made a few examples around 1906. However, these were built more like guitars and the relatively heavy bracing did not work well. In 1916, the company launched a new version with traditionally lighter construction and these were well received.

Vintage
Price: $1,100.00 CAD

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