• National Tricone Style 1 Polished Nickel plated Brass (1998)

    Category: Product Condition: Pre-Owned

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    This National Tricone Style 1 is definately a cool sounding and looking guitar. Great for old bluegrass, slide guitar, Hawaian music and many more music styles. Resonators are great, niche instruments that were ahead of their time for a brief period in history.

    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.  Now, ninety years later, Tricones are still revered by musicians everywhere for that special sound.
    Like the originals, our Style 1 Tricone is built with a Brass body and coverplate — the same, unique alloy used by the Dopyera Brothers. And like those guitars, our 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.
    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, limited trades.

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    • Brass body
    • Nickel plated finish
    • Resonator 3 x 6″ cones hand sponnen
    • Slotted headstock
    • Headstock logo decal
    • Honduran Mahogany Neck
    • Domed back and lattice soundholes
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony nut
    • Mother of pearl dot inlays
    • 19 frets
    • 12 frets to the body
    • Maple biscuit bridge
    • 650mm / 25″ scale
    • 46.3mm /1.825″ neck with at nut
    • National tuners
    • Upper bout 10.25″
    • Lower bout 14″
    • Lengte: 38.75″
    • 3.125″ body depth
    • serial #: T-344
    • Incl. original National hardshell case