This National Tricone Style 1 is definately a cool sounding and looking guitar. This makes you want to get the old bluegrass band back together! But don’t forget the excellent use in slide and Hawaian music. Resonators are great, niche instruments that were ahead of their time for a brief period in history.
Before the electric guitar and amplifier were invented, the only other way to make the sound of a guitar louder was to make the instrument physically bigger. So the resonator—though it didn’t involve any electronics—really was the first version of guitar amplification. A true classic. This fine instrument features include a plain polished nickel-plated brass body with domed back and lattice soundholes, 12-fret mahogany neck, grained ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard with dot inlay, slotted peghead with National shield logo decal and vintage style tuners, three 6″ spun embossed cones with T-bar bridge and maple insert.
Impossible to make good pictures with me or the environment reflecting in the higly polished nickelplated brass 🙂 This 1998 National Resophonic Style 1 Tricone is in NEAR MINT condition with just a few very, very minor signs of handling. There is almost no fret wear or wear on the back of the neck. Listen to the sound sample of a similar Tricone by Jake Wildwood from Rochester (VT, USA). Consignment sale.
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