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National Estralita Deluxe Resonator


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The National Estralita Deluxe resonator guitar has been the most popular wood body National over the past decade, evolving from the Jazz-Blues model (see here ). 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. These are 12-fret neck guitars. The 12-fret geometry often locates the saddle more towards the center of the largest vibrating surface, which can enhance the fullness and bottom end response.

The original National branded hard shell arch top case is included. 

We will of course set up the instrument to meet the needs of your playing style.

 National Estralita Deluxe Resonator Specifications: 

  • Neck: Walnut neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, mother of pearl diamond-shape markers. The head features an engraved pearloid overlay.
  • Frets: This instrument has a 12-fret neck, 19 frets in total.
  • Body: Walnut back and sides, with a figured Maple laminate top. Triple layer binding on the top, single layer on the back.
  • Cones: This is a single-cone instrument with F-holes.
  • Finish: Satin lacquer finish, natural on the sides and neck, slightly shaded to the edges on the back, and a sunburst on the top.
  • Tailpiece: Vintage style tailpiece
  • Tuners: Vintage style engraved open strip tuning gears with ivoroid buttons. As vintage style, the ratio on the gears is relatively low, perhaps 10:1, which makes quick tuning changes a breeze.



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  • Model: National Estralita Deluxe
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Sunburst
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as new; this is 696, built 10-08 in the USA.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 31/08/2021

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.4lbs 2.454kg
  • Scale Length: 25in 635mm
  • Nut Width: 1.828in 46.43mm
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