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❌ SOLD ❌ National Resophonic Style O Nickel Plate, 2015


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The National Resophonic Style O – yes it’s a letter O, not a zero – goes back to the designs of the 1920s and early salvoes in the Guitar Volume Wars.

This 12-fret neck example, dating to March 2015 and built at the National plant in San Luis Obispo, California, blends features of the Style O and Style O Deluxe, particularly in the choice of Mother of Pearl diamond shape position markers. It is in pristine condition with the original hard shell case.

These are wonderful instruments to play. They deliver an unmistakable tone and yes, with a commanding presence.

Here’s what National has to say about the Style O:

“Gazing upon the famous Style “O,” one can almost hear the sweet song of the Hawaiian breeze through the swaying palm trees, syncopated to the soft roll of the waves upon the sandy shore as the sun sets in the distance. When National first introduced the Style “O” in 1930, the catalog promised it was “sure to win the admiration of everyone because of its beauty of design and marvelous tone quality.” And advertisements soon proclaimed it National’s “best seller ever!”

Now, more than 80 years later, that’s as true as ever. The Style “O” remains National’s flagship — and through the decades, it has become of the most iconic, most recognized guitars of all time. Just like the original, today’s Style “O” features a brass body polished to a mirror-like shine, plated in nickel, and finally etched with that famous scene depicting the allure of the Aloha Isles.

The maple neck is finished in a traditional sunburst and capped by an ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard topped by vintage-style engraved tuners. Thanks to both its look and sound, the Style “O” remains a timeless classic.”


Price: $2,650.00 CAD
  • Model: Style O
  • Year: 2015
  • Finish Etched Nickel
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 3039
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 09/07/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.8lbs 4kg
  • Scale Length: 25in 635mm
  • Nut Width: 1.85in 47mm
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