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National Raw Steel 12 Fret Resophonic Guitar


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The National Raw Steel 12 Fret sports a  lightly ‘distressed’ finish and still delivers the warm, rich unmistakable National sound.  Also available in a 14-fret model.   

The National Raw Steel 12 is built like other models with steel bodies and single 9.5 inch resonator cone, but is visually distinct with its retro ‘Chickenfoot’ style cover plate and new finish.   This finish can ‘work’ a bit better than the highly polished and reflective surface on the more expensive models, as in not showing smudges as easily.   The neck is Mahogany, with a bound Indian Rosewood fingerboard.   Truss rod adjustment is at the head, and the tuners are strip style with creme buttons.  

The original high quality National branded hard shell case is included, and contains keys, a polishing cloth, and a tin of protective compound for the finish.  

More From The Builder On The New National Raw Steel 12 Fret model: 

“After 30 years National Guitars is proud to introduce our Raw Series. Instruments designed to naturally distress over time. Available in Steel, Brass and German Silver. Craftsmanship, Tone and Playability you would expect from a National”


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  • Model: Raw Steel 12 Fret
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Raw Steel
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, 23364 shown
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 13/04/2020

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.14lbs 3.7kg
  • Scale Length: 25in 635mm
  • Nut Width: 1.8in 46mm
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