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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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National Style 1.5 Tricone Resophonic Guitar

National Style 1.5 Tricone Resophonic Guitar

The National Style 1.5 Tricone Resophonic guitar is patterned after the original instrument made in 1927 with a functional Art Deco industrial design. It is made of brass, highly polished and plated with either bright nickel plating or a custom Antique Brass treatment! The round, mahogany neck has an ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard. The headstock has the National logo inlayed in mother-of-pearl and vintage-style tuners! To create the National Style 1.5 Tricone, a touch of elegance is added to the Style 1, with hand-engraved double-cut lines encasing a wiggle stroke around the front, side, and back edges of the nickel-plated brass body!

New
Price: $5,989.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌Mule Tricone Resonator Guitar 293 Steel, 2017

❌SOLD❌Mule Tricone Resonator Guitar 293 Steel, 2017

The Mule Tricone is a hand built instrument reflecting the very earliest National Resophonic guitar, with three cones hidden under a round cover plate. Mule guitars are built by Matt Eich and team in Saginaw, Michigan. Eich attended the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery and after travelling and working factory jobs spent several years with Huss & Dalton.

Used
Price: $3,999.99 CAD

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⚌Reduced‼ Beltona T105 Tricone Round Neck Guitar Nickel, 1994

⚌Reduced‼ Beltona T105 Tricone Round Neck Guitar Nickel, 1994

The Beltona T105 Tricone was one of the early products of Beltona, founded in the UK by Steve Evans and Bill Johnson in 1990. Respectively a luthier and engineer, Evans and Johnson first sought to build instruments for themselves that were, at the time, not readily available in the UK. In 1998, Beltona moved to New Zealand,

Used
Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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Republic Tricone Style 200 Resophonic Guitar, 2017

Republic Tricone Style 200 Resophonic Guitar, 2017

The Republic Tricone Style 200 is a reproduction of the original 1920s National tricone, built as the guitarist’s entry into the volume wars. At the time, acoustic guitars couldn’t be heard over the banjos and woodwinds common in musical groups.

New
Price: $1,149.00 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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