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National Reso-Phonic Reso Rocket Wood Body Single Cone Guitar

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The National Reso-Phonic Reso Rocket Wood Body is a newly designed single resonator cutaway guitar incorporating a redesigned coverplate pattern to complement the distinctive Tricone-style grille work. The upper bout of the wood body has been modified with a deep cutaway for easier access to the higher frets.

The very first versions of this innovative guitar were named the ‘Wocket’ and ultimately became the Reso Rocket WB.

The 14 inch wide, 4 inch deep mahogany body adds warmth to the tone of the single 9.5 inch resonator cone. The neck is also mahogany, with an ebony 25 inch scale length fingerboard, 12 frets to the body. The nut width is 1.82 inches. The wood body also reduces weight – at 5 pounds 12 ounces, the wood body ResoRocket is a pound and a half lighter than the steel body version.

These are wonderful instruments to play. They have an unmistakable tone and unmissable presence – they are pretty loud even without amplification. Still, the tone is warm and rich without a harsh edge, and it responds well to heavy playing.

A high quality National hard-shell arched-top case is included.

Visit the National Guitars website to lean more about the single cone wood body National Wood Body ResoRocket!

This model is also available in a metal body, as the National Reso Rocket Steel. Click here to read our feature on the Steel model!

Here’s what National Reso-Phonic has to say about the Reso Rocket WB:

“The mahogany-bodied ResoRocket WB combines the lovely sonority of a wooden body in a Bendaway single-cone instrument to create a unique National guitar. Mahogany provides a warm, rich tone as well as distinctive style.

The Tricone grill work on the soundports is also replicated in wood. The neck too is made of mahogany, capped by an ebony fretboard with ivoroid binding and dot markers.

With the upper bout modified for easier access to the higher frets, this is both a versatile and beautiful-sounding National.”


 

Price: $4049 CAD
  • Model: Reso Rocket WB
  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 25/03/2019

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.75lbs 2.61kg
  • Scale Length: 635mm 25in
  • Nut Width: 46.22mm 1;82in
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