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National Style O Nickel, 2021

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Here is a National Style O in the stock Nickel Plate finish, nearly new and dated to February of 2021! This very shiny and reflective guitar is positioned facing a black backdrop to allow the etched designs to be seen clearly. The sides, reflecting the white background it’s resting on, give a clearer idea of its ‘natural’ finish tone.

For clarity, in the name of the National Style O, the O is not a zero but a letter.

This 2021 National Style O Nickel label date reads 2-21, for February 2021. The guitar is in very good clean condition with only the lightest of wear. This is nearly new! It plays very well and has the distinctive National resophonic sound with great projection, but it is so new that it hasn’t developed its full voice yet.

Sold with the original National branded hard shell case.

Here is the builder on the National Style O Nickel:

“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.”

National Style O Nickel Specifications:

 

  • Top: Nickel Plated Brass
  • Back: Nickel Plated Brass
  • Sides: Nickel Plated Brass
  • Neck: Hard Rock Maple
  • Fingerboard: MOP Dots
  • Body Binding: NA
  • Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid
  • Nut: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid
  • Truss Rod: Two way adjustable
  • Headstock Veneer: NA
  • Tuners: National
  • Body Finish: Nickel
  • Neck Finish: Satin polyester resin
  • Case: National Deluxe Hardshell
  • Nut Width: 1.82″
  • 12th Fret Width: 2.3″
  • String Spacing E-E: 1.56″
  • Body Depth: 3.12″
  • Scale Length: 25″
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16″
  • Weight: 8 Lbs 14 oz.
  • Strings: John Pearse #790NR Set

Price: $3,499.99 CAD
  • Model: Style O Nickel
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Nickel Plate
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 23791, label date 2/21, February 2021 at San Luis Opisbo CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 10/11/2021

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.14lbs 3.70kg
  • Scale Length: 635mm 25in
  • Nut Width: 45.80mm 1.803in
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