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2013 National M1 Tricone Cutaway SOLD

2013 National M1 Tricone Cutaway  SOLD

Here’s a pristine and unusual instrument – a 2013 National M1 Tricone Cutaway. This cutawy version of the M1 doesn’t even appear on the National site! This lightly-used fine example is in nearly new condition, and appears to have been hardly played at all.

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2007 National Style 0-14 Dueco Resophonic Guitar (consignment) SOLD

2007 National Style 0-14 Dueco Resophonic Guitar (consignment) SOLD

Between 1931 and 1937, National produced guitars with the ‘Duco’ frosted effect. This process involves dissolving a crystalline substance in lacquer, which re-crystallizes when the lacquer cures.

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2005 National Estralita Deluxe Koa Resophonic Guitar SOLD

2005 National Estralita Deluxe Koa Resophonic Guitar  SOLD

National Resophonic’s Estralita Deluxe is the most decorated of their wood-body range. Normally built with walnut, it’s also available as a special order with highly-figured Koa mahogany veneer.

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1964 National Bluegrass 35 Res-O-Glas Resophonic (consignment) SOLD

1964 National Bluegrass 35 Res-O-Glas Resophonic (consignment) SOLD

Here is a rare 1964 National Bluegrass 35 Res-O-Glas resonator guitar!

Built between 1964 and 1967, the National Bluegrass 35 shares many features with the Supro Resophonic FolkStar.

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National Triolian Tricone 12-Fret 2011 (consignment) SOLD

National Triolian Tricone 12-Fret 2011  (consignment)  SOLD

Here’s a find – a National Triolian Tricone, 12-fret neck, from 2010 in excellent condition. The Triolian was historically always a 12-frret model, but National now makes it in 14-fret (and baritone!) models too.

This example from 2010 is in great shape with only a few small scuffs on an edge or two. A very good deal for an outstanding instrument!

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National Style 3 Tricone Squareneck 1929 (Consignment)

Here’s an excellent-condition National Style 1 Tricone Squareneck from 1929. This is an early example of a production resophonic guitar – the first production took place in 1927. The resophonic instrument was invented in 1925 by John Dopyera at the request of George Beauchamp. Beauchamp was a promoter who found that as venues and audiences grew, so did volume levels and as amplification hadn’t been invented, many instruments were just not loud enough. The reso-phonic design is much louder.

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