National Res0-Phonic guitars at Gladesville guitar Factory Sydney, Australia

NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC GUITARS

The National line of metal-bodied resonator instruments are the most uniquely American guitars ever made, representing America's cultural melting pot, as well as the transition from acoustic to electric guitars. Invented by Slovakian immigrants (John Dopyera and his brothers) and made in Los Angeles from 1926 to 1939 - and now being made again in California - these loud, shiny instruments were built to satisfy the need for a louder guitar for jazz bands and recording. Nationals have a much wider dynamic range than either electric or conventional wooden acoustic guitars, with a profound tone that is unique among instruments.
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National M1 tricone at Gladesville Guitar Factory Sydney Australia NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC
M1 TRICONE
RRP $3695
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After years of research and development, National Reso-Phonic Guitars has produced a wood-body Tricone. Nearly 3.3 lbs. lighter than its metal-body counterpart, this instrument features laminated mahogany body construction, highlighted by a sturdy wood soundwell and hand-painted steel cover- plate. Combines the unmistakable sound of a Tricone with the warmth of a wood-body. Outfitted with our new-alloy cones and aluminum T-bridge.

National M2 Mahogany at Gladesville Guitar Factory Sydney Australia NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC
M2 MAHOGANY
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Back by popular demand, the M-2 is the second generation of the National Reso-Phonic M-1 made from 1990-1994. An M-2's body is composed of laminate top and back, and solid mahogany sides. This instrument also features a mahogany neck with engraved pearloid headstock overlay, rosewood fretboard and mother-of-pearl position markers. Tuners are vintage-style engraved, open gear.

National El Trovador at Gladesville Guitar Factory Sydney Australia NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC
EL TROVADOR
RRP $4295
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This single cone guitar is patterned after the famous El Trovador produced from 1932-1933. Features a large, 4” deep body constructed of mahogany.  The body is bound in multi-layer celluloid, with a matching purfling border around the coverplate.  A wood soundwell houses the resonator. An ebony fretboard is mated to a solid mahogany neck, capped with a rosewood headstock overlay.  The El Trovador’s has a deep, unique voice.

National Style-0 12 fret at Gladesville Guitar Factory Sydney Australia
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STYLE 'O' 12 FRET WITH IP-IX HIGHLANDER PICKUP
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National's flagship model, the Style O recreates the look and feel of the original 1930’s single resonator guitars.  This brass bodied instrument is polished to a mirror-like shine, nickel plated, and finally etched with the distinctive Hawaiian palm tree design.  The maple neck is finished in a traditional sunburst.  An ivoroid bound ebony fretboard and vintage-style engraved tuners complete the look of this timeless classic. 

National Style 0 14-fret at Gladesville Guitar Factory Sydney Australia
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STYLE 'O' 14 FRET
RRP $4195
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National's flagship model, the Style O recreates the look and feel of the original 1930’s single resonator guitars.  This brass bodied instrument is polished to a mirror-like shine, nickel plated, and finally etched with the distinctive Hawaiian palm tree design.  The maple neck is finished in a traditional sunburst.  An ivoroid bound ebony fretboard and vintage-style engraved tuners complete the look of this timeless classic. 

National Style 1 Tri Cone at Gladesville Guitar Factory Sydney Australia NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC
STYLE 1 TRICONE
RRP $4695
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The Style 1 Tricone shares many of its’ features with the original National Tricone created by the Dopyera brothers in the late 1920’s. The brass body is polished to a mirror-like shine and nickel plated. The mahogany neck, finished in a rich mahogany burst, has an ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard. The vintage-style tuning machines sit on a traditional slotted headstock, complete with the distinctive National shield decal.

National NRP Black at Gladesville Guitar Factory Sydney Australia NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC
NRP 14B - 14 FRET BLACK
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Captures the look and feel of an original 14 fret National Duolian. The thin-gauge steel body is highlighted by rolled "f" holes, a formed back, and period-correct, traditional ribbed coverplate. Each body is hand painted to capture the look of the originals. Each mahogany neck clears 14 frets to the body and features an unbound ebony fretboard complete with mother-of-pearl position markers. Vintage-style plain tuners, ebony nut, and "National" stamped headstock complete the look of this classic.

National RM1 Resonator Mandolin at Gladesville Guitar Factory Sydney Australia NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC
RM1 RESO-PHONIC MANDOLIN
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Traditional features such as a biscuit bridge and vintage-style open gear tuners, combined with modern appointments, including an intonated saddle and a comfortably radiused, extended fretboard. The neck is made from highly figured maple. The body is carved from two-piece walnut, with a figured maple top. The Art-Deco cast tailpiece and antique brass parts are exclusive to this instrument.

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RM1 RESO-PHONIC MANDOLIN WITH HOTPLATE PICKUP
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National Reso-lectric Guitar at Gladesville Guitar Factory Sydney Australia NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC
RESO-LECTRIC GUITAR
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Uses an audiophile-quality Highlander preamp to mix both the magnetic and piezo-electric pickups. A Jason Lollar P-90 pickup in the neck position, and a Highlander piezo transducer under the saddle. The output of each pickup is controlled by independent volume knobs, with a master volume knob to control the instrument's overall output level. A 3-way toggle switch selects which pickups are active. The solid mahogany body is capped with a figured maple top bound in ivoroid. The figured maple neck clears 14 frets to the body, highlighted with a diamond inlaid, rosewood fretboard.

National Reso-Phonic Ukulele at Gladesville Guitar Factory Sydney Australia NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC
FLAME MAPLE UKULELE
RRP $1995
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This Concert Ukulele comes with a figured maple top, back and sides. The neck is made of figured maple with an unbound rosewood fingerboard. The headstock has a tortoise/ivoroid overlay to complete this instrument.

National Hotplate at Gladesville Guitar Factory Sydney Australia NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC
HOT PLATE
RRP $445
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Designed by National and Artist Mike Dowling to replace National Style 9.5" Coverplate without modifcation to instrument. Sieve hole coverplate with Lollar Single Coil Tele-Style Pickup through a 1/4 inch output jack. Passive Volume and Tone Controls, enlarged coverplate screw holes for easy install

Comes in bright nickel or rubbed nickel

 

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