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National Resophonic NRP B Deluxe Rust

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New from National Resophonic, the National Resophonic NRP B Deluxe Rust! Based on the very successful NRP, the National Resophonic NRP B Rust features a new Rust finish, and a brand-new pickup from Jason Lollar.

This Lollar pickup is based on the late 1930’s Gibson Charlie Christian pickup, but in a smaller and more standardized mount. The original Gibson pickup used an angular-top coil and a large and fairly heavy three-screw suspension plate.

As you’d expect from a National Resophonic instrument, the NRP B Deluxe Rust has top-notch fit and finish. And it sounds great, both acoustically and amplified.

The NRP-B Rust is available in 12 and 14 fret models; only the 12-fret model is shown here.

The guitar shown here is Production Number 005, 06/14. Built June 2014 at the National Resophonic shop in San Luis Opisbo, California.

Here’s what National has to say about the NRP B series:

“The original Duolian arrived in 1930 as National’s basic steel-bodied, single-cone guitar and soon became famous for its musical sound.

Our NRP B Series replicates the vintage Duolian — and these modern reissues surpass most old ones in quality, playability, and even tone. The thin-gauge steel body is period-correct, featuring flat-cut f-holes, traditional sieve resonator coverplate, and a formed back.

Still, no two NRP guitars are alike: The bodies are finished with a multi-stage, hand-textured finish for an individual look and semi-smooth surface profile that emulates the original Duolians. The mahogany neck with truss rod is capped by an unbound ebony fretboard complete with mother-of-pearl position markers. Vintage-style plain tuners, ebony nut, and “National” stamped into the slotted headstock complete the look of this classic.

But it’s the trademark sound that makes these guitars so special — almost like a ghostly evocation of the best vintage 1930s Duolian. The sound is powerful and loud, while still being deep and warm. Like the hallowed originals, the NRP is steeped in mojo.”

Price: $3989 CAD
  • Model: NRP B Deluxe Rust
  • Year: 2014
  • Finish Rust
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: 19633
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 27/06/2014

  • Not Consignment

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.5lbs 3.4kg
  • Scale Length: 635mm 25in
  • Nut Width: 46.2mm 1.82in
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