National Reso-phonic


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Contact us and find out why you should buy your next guitar from Liberty Music! We fully inspect your instrument more than once, when received and when shipped. We also will SETUP your instrument at no additional charge prior to shipping your order.

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Photos are of the actual guitar for sale that you will receive when purchasing this listing.

CONDITION: AS SEEN PER PHOTO, There are swirl marks in the finish of the guitar.

Style 1 Tricone resonator guitar by National.When he invented the original National Tricone all the way back in 1927, John Dopyera was seeking to create a louder guitar with internal amplification — but he also insisted that the guitar’s tone be absolutely clear. His groundbreaking design patented in 1927 with three resonating cones projected the guitar’s sound so it could be over the sound of dancers and cut through a band or orchestra. As John rightly boasted, “The Tricone guitar flowed like a river,” and the company’s early ads proclaimed it “The Greatest Musical Sensation of the Age.”

Now, ninety years later, Tricones are still revered by musicians everywhere for that special sound. Like the originals, National's Style 1 Tricone is built with a Brass body and coverplate — the same, unique alloy used by the Dopyera Brothers. And like those guitars, their body, coverplate, and tailpiece are nickel plated and polished to a mirror-like shine. The mahogany neck is finished in a rich, warm burst and fitted with an ivoroid-bound ebony fingerboard. The vintage-style tuning machines work on the classic slotted headstock, topped by the famed National shield decal. An early National advertisement in 1927 touted the Tricone’s tone, power, and quality of sound, and their new reissues proudly carry on that tradition.

Body: Brass

Neck: Mahogany

Neck Profile: Round Neck; 0.925" depth @ 1st fret, 1.046" @ 9th fret)

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid

Fingerboard Radius: 16"

Scale Length: 25 21/32"

Nut: Bone; 1.82"

Headstock: Slotted

Body Finish: Bright nickel

Neck Finish: Satin polyester

Case: National Branded Hardcase

Body Depth: 3.125"

Weight: 9 lbs 8 oz

Case: National Deluxe Hardshell