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❌SOLD❌ National ResoRocket with Hotplate, Steel Finish, 2008


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The National ResoRocket is a great sounding cutaway resophonic guitar, and with the addition of a Hotplate resonator cover, it’s ready to go on the loudest stages or through any effects rig.

The ResoRocket has all the tone of a National, and the visual charm of the Tri-Cone, but it’s a single cone model featuring the cutaway, ‘Bendaway’ steel body and Tri-cone style vents. The 12-fret neck is comfortable and has lots of access to upper frets.

The National HotPlate is a retro-fit cover plate for single cone resophonic models, carrying a Lollar single coil pickup based on the classic Telecaster neck pickup. The plate also carries the volume and tone controls plus an output jack, so there’s no drilling or any other irrevocable alteration to the guitar. New, this cover retails for $400 US from National.

This example dates to 2008 and includes the original cover plate. It is in good condition, plays well, and has a fantastic sound. This is an older model with a Sunburst-finish Maple neck, carrying a bound Ebony fingerboard and with an engraved pearloid headstock. The original hard shell case is included.

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

“The ResoRocket blends the best of a vintage 1930s National with the convenience of a Bendaway body, offering you ease of access to the higher notes on the fretboard. The steel body boasts a gleaming rubbed finish and a newly designed coverplate pattern that complements the distinctive Tricone-style grill work on the soundports. The hard-rock maple neck includes an ivoroid-bound rosewood fingerboard with diamond-shaped inlays and a distinctive pearloid overlay on the solid headstock. Still, it’s that upper bout that makes this guitar special: Modified with a cutaway to the 17th fret, it extends your range of playing and makes this one of the most versatile single-cone National guitars ever.”


Price: $2,900.00 CAD
  • Model: ResoRocket
  • Year: 2008
  • Finish Steel
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 13781
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 16/01/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.6lbs 3.9kg
  • Scale Length: 25in 635mm
  • Nut Width: 1.82in 46.2mm
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