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National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 Chipped Ivory 2018


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We’ve received a brand-new National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 semi-hollow electric in a fabulous Chipped Ivory finish! These are great guitars with unmistakable tone and the solid build quality expected from a National Reso-Phonic guitar. The neck is maple with ebony fingerboard, and the body is semi-hollow finished steel. The Lollar P-90 in the neck position provides a warm, fat tone and the piezo element in the bridge accurately reproduces the resonator tone. Active circuity rounds it out.

Here’s what National Reso-Phonic has to say about these guitars:

“For nearly a century the National name has been synonymous with ‘steel guitar.’ Our new National Reso-Phonic Pioneer RP1 ensures that association will remain. Old-world craftsmanship meets modern design in our first steel, hollow-body electric. The National Reso-Phonic Pioneer combines an audiophile-quality bridge pickup with a vintage-style Lollar P-90 neck pickup. An on-board active circuit allows for a wide range of tones. A slim neck profile and narrow string spacing complete this hybrid instrument. With the quality artistry expected in a National, the Pioneer is a unique update to the traditional steel-bodied guitar. “

The original National hard-shell case is included.


Price: $4149 CAD
  • Model: Pioneer RP1
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Chipped Ivory
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: 22239
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 12/03/2018

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.93lbs 3.6kg
  • Scale Length: 635mm 25in
  • Nut Width: 36.8mm 1.45in
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