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National Resophonic Pioneer RP1 Chipped Ivory


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Here we have a National Resophonic 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.

We also carry this model in National’s Black Rust finish.

Here’s what National ResoPhonic has to say about these guitars:

“For nearly a century the National name has been synonymous with ‘steel guitar.’ Our new National ResoPhonic 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.


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  • 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

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

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