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❌SOLD❌ Michael Messer Blues 28 Sunburst, 2020


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The Twelfth Fret is pleased to present the new Michael Messer Blues 28, a single cone biscuit-bridge resonator guitar based on the original 1928 wood-bodied National Triolian.

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. Dopyera soon left the company to form Dobro with his brothers. National introduced the lower cost, single cone and wood bodied Triolian in 1928, a metal body version in 1929, and offered it until 1938 though the company merged with Dobro in 1932.

Michael Messer is a well known English guitarist, who has over the years focused on steel and slide guitars. His line of resophonic guitars draws from his decades of experience playing these instruments, and aims towards an affordable but high quality guitar.

This model is designed by Michael Messer with a special alloy, biscuit-cone for well balanced, authentic Delta-Blues tone and great sustain and volume. Messers have a big, chunky, pre-war style neck which is fitted with a modern fully adjustable truss rod.

The Michael Messer Blues 28 is an excellent entry point to the Resophonic guitar world.   Well built and reasonably priced, these models offer authentic tone and feel.  They also deliver on their original purpose, which was to produce higher volume in the days before amplification was available.

The original Michael Messer Pod case – soft sided with dense foam – is included.

We also carry the Michael Messer Blues, a similar guitar with a metal body.

Grant's Demo: Michael Messer Blues 28

Price: $989.00 CAD
  • Model: Blues 28
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Brand New

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.5lbs 2.5kg
  • Scale Length: 25in 635mm
  • Nut Width: 1.81in 46mm
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