C5085 Sounds like a cannon. Best sounding-loud- 12 fret resonator guitar I've had in a while. Slotted headstock, original tuners, it has the words Doulian and National hand-punched into the headstock, no label, registration numbers/letters punched into top of the headstock. 12 fret neck in good shape but fingerboard was flat and split, with small early-style frets so I sent it to National Guitars to replace the fretboard and reset the neck. They did a superb but expensive job. It has a generally beaten up look. All edges are rounded and stripped of paint but the guitar has a nice soft vintage vibe to it. Recent neckset makes action very playable. No major dents or dings or breaks. Flat edges of f hole cutouts means pre-1933.

Although 14 fret are my favorite resonators, many believe the longer body of 12 fret models makes them sound better. They may be right. At least I can say this one is loud! And louder tan most of my 14 fret guitars.
Photos are pre-neck set and fretboard replacement. Will be here by mid-September .

Year Condition Color Case
~1932 Good Grey None


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Charles Damga
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