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National M2 Mahogany 12-Fret Resophonic Natural, 2019

National M2 Mahogany 12-Fret Resophonic Natural, 2019

This National M2 Mahogany single cone resophonic guitar was built during 2019 in San Luis Obispo, California. It is equipped with an aftermarket Krivo humbucking pickup. The M1 and M2 models are currently out of production, and were built from 1990 to 1994 and again from 2003 to at least 2019. The National M2 Mahogany was National ResoPhonic’s earliest single-cone model.

Used
Price: $3,600.00 CAD
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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: $989.00 CAD
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National Estralita Deluxe Resonator

National Estralita Deluxe Resonator

The National Estralita Deluxe resonator guitar has been the most popular wood body National over the past decade, evolving from the Jazz-Blues model. It’s very full sounding with lots of volume, and playing it will really open it up. National biscuit cones have a ‘break in’ period of several hundred hours of playing; they start out sounding really good and quickly head towards sounding really great.

New
Price: $4,289.00 CAD
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Sold! National Dueco Silver 12 Fret Triolian Resophonic Guitar

Sold!   National Dueco Silver 12 Fret Triolian Resophonic Guitar

The National Dueco Silver 12 Fret Triolian Resophonic Guitar model is a re-creation of an almost lost art. The frosted finish effect found on some pre-WWII National guitars was the result of an additive to Duco finish, creating a random crystalline pattern. The effect was uncontrollable and no two finishes are the same.

New
Price: $4,849.00 CAD

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National Thunderbox M-14T Revolver Resophonic Guitar

National Thunderbox M-14T Revolver Resophonic Guitar

The National M-14T Thunderbox is the latest version of National’s standard M-14. The newly improved M-14T features a 4″ deep body, improving the low end response and creating a louder, punchier instrument. The National M-14T Thunderbox body is composed of laminate top and back, and solid mahogany sides. This instrument also features a mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and mother-of-pearl position markers.

New
Price: $4,289.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ National M1 Tricone Wood Body Resophonic Guitar

❌SOLD❌ National M1 Tricone Wood Body Resophonic Guitar

The wood body National M-1 Tricone, like its close relative the M-1 Cutaway, blends the unmistakable sound of a tricone with the warmth of wood, and has a lighter weight as a bonus. Outfitted with National’s new-alloy cones and aluminum T-bridge, the National M-1 uses a mahogany laminate for the body, with solid mahogany for the neck and ebony for the bound fingerboard. The cover-plate is steel, and is hand-painted to match the colour tone of the top woods.

New
Price: $4,589.00 CAD

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