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National Resophonic Guitars The 14 Fret National Style 0

The 14-fret to the body Style O was introduced in 1935 by the National Stringed Instrument Corporation. It came with either the Traditional Sieve pattern coverplate or the newly introduced Chicken Foot coverplate. in 1935 this guitar had a slotted headstock with a decal. In 1936 it went to the solid peghead style with a rosewood overlay, inlaid with a pearloid banner logo and was produced until 1938. From 1939 to 1941 it had what was called a paddle headstock with a black phenolic overlay and a metal shield logo. This instrument originally sold for $62.50 and in 1939 the price was increased to $65.00!!!

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Price: $4,789.00 CAD
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National Resonator Concert Maple Ukulele

National Resonator Concert Maple Ukulele

A couple of times every year, we are lucky enough to get our hands on one of these beauties: the Resonator Concert Maple Ukulele from National Guitars. In the past, we have featured a few Custom versions with extra detailing and appointments. Today, we have the standard version available; same great sound and feel at an even better price. This instrument is a performer’s dream. Thanks to the 5 7/8″ spun resonator cone, the National Uke gives more volume and punch than any other Uke available. Most guitarists, myself included, get hand cramps just looking at a standard soprano Uke, but the National is built to a 15″ concert scale, making it far more comfortable to play. The Grover 4 B tuners are smooth and accurate, and like every instrument National builds, the quality and craftsmanship is top notch.

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Price: $3,289.00 CAD
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National NRP 14 Fret

National NRP 14 Fret

The National NRP brings back memories – I owned one of the few original 1930s National Duolians that I have seen in my 40 odd years in this business that did NOT need a reset and had not history of amateur repairs…and foolishly sold it. The good part is that it went to a pro player who actually regularly gigs with it. I loved this guitar and have always been on the lookout for another. Unfortunately, most 1930s have severely overbowed necks, funky neck sets and played out original low-grade aluminum cones.

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Price: $3,489.00 CAD
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National Resophonic Guitars Baritone El Trovador

National Resophonic Guitars Baritone El Trovador

This is a stock El Trovador resonator guitar, but with an extended 27″ scale length. Strung up with 15-69 gauge strings and set in standard baritone B to B tuning, I couldn’t believe the rich warm boom that came from the guitar with my first strum. The ring and articulation were classic National, but with a deeper drone and even longer sustain than usual (which is saying a lot!).

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Price: $4,389.00 CAD
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Michael Dunn Weissenborn Hawaiian Guitars *No Longer Available*

Michael Dunn Weissenborn Hawaiian Guitars *No Longer Available*

When played the Michael Dunn Weissenborn Hawaiian Guitar – entire instrument – resonates on my lap. Pick it up while the strings are still ringing and everywhere on the body and neck I sense equally strong vibrations through my fingertips. It seems to be giving off sound from every surface!

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(Discontinued) Taylor Dave Matthews Signature Model

(Discontinued) Taylor Dave Matthews Signature Model

Well here it is the long awaited Dave Matthews Signature model from Taylor Guitars. At this point in his career there are probably few people that don’t know who Dave Matthews is. The lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the Dave Matthews Band and his band mates have amassed countless passionate fans and forged a creative and unique sound that has put a stamp on popular music with their live shows and recordings.

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