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National NRP B Tricone Black Rust Resophonic Guitar

National NRP B Tricone Black Rust Resophonic Guitar

The National NRP B Tricone is a special guitar, blending the features of the NRP and the NRP B, which replicates the single-cone, painted body 1930 Duolian.Built in San Luis Obispo California, the National NRP B Tricone has a wonderful, massive, deep and rich tone with lots of projection. These models carry a unique ‘Black Rust’ finish, reminiscent of the vintage ‘Duco’ frosted finish process.

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Price: $4,189.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ National Model D Squareneck Mahogany, 2001

❌SOLD❌ National Model D Squareneck Mahogany, 2001

Built from around 2001 to 2010, the National Model D squareneck resophonic guitar uses a wood body and single cone with a spider bridge. The body is built with Mahogany laminate for the top, and Walnut for the back, sides and 12-fret neck. Some models used laminate Spruce for the top, but this one is laminate Mahogany.  In 2010, the Model D was replaced by the wood-bodied Smith & Young Model 11. National discontinued the Smith & Young line around 2015.

Used
Price: $1,599.99 CAD

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National ResoPhonic: The Hollowneck Report, Part 1

National ResoPhonic: The Hollowneck Report, Part 1

The Hollowneck Report Part 1 features National ResoPhonic guitars played by Burke Carroll in contemporary Bluegrass tuning, with Chris Bennett on rhythm.

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Michael Messer Blues 28 Sunburst, 2020

Michael Messer Blues 28 Sunburst, 2020

The Michael Messer Blues 28 hews closely to the original 1928 specifications and has the classic wood-bodied resonator guitar sound and feel.  This model is built with a 1928-style Mahogany laminate body with F-holes and Mahogany neck, 12 frets to the body, with a spun Aluminum cone and Maple biscuit bridge.  The National String Instrument Corporation invented and introduced the first Resophonic guitars in 1927, using a tri-cone, metal body design worked out by John Dopyera and George Beauchamp.

New
Price: $1,089.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ National El Trovador Resophonic Guitar with Hot Plate, Mahogany, 2015

❌SOLD❌  National El Trovador Resophonic Guitar with Hot Plate, Mahogany, 2015

The National El Trovador goes back to the 1930’s wood bodied, single cone resophonic guitars by National, and this one comes with a HotPlate installed! The El Trovador uses a Mahogany laminate for the body and solid Mahogany for the neck, with a bound Ebony fingerboard. The peg head is slotted, which increases the pressure of the strings on the nut while reducing the required tip-back angle of the head.

Used
Price: $3,199.00 CAD

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National RM1-E Walnut Body Resophonic Mandolin

National RM1-E Walnut Body Resophonic Mandolin

The National RM1-E A-style mandolin hearkens back to the early days of Resophonic instruments, when the concept was being applied wherever more volume was needed.Here we have the Maple-Walnut version, which isn’t just a great ice cream flavour. Walnut was used as an instrument wood for centuries, and brings a slight mellowness to the tone.

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Price: $3,739.00 CAD
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