For your consideration a 1929 National Style 1 Tricone Round Neck! Before there were amplifiers we had Resonators! Designed to be heard in a large ensemble these instruments are loud! Most of the Style 1 resonators you see from this time had a square neck (to be played as a lap steel). This round neck Style 1 is much rarer and makes life a lot easier for your standard guitarist! While this instrument has plenty of bark and bite, the metal body and three 6″ cones also produce a lovely siren-esque resonance unlike your standard wood body acoustic. Plays great, fantastic action for this style of instrument at this age. Extremely cool part of American guitar history!


This resonator is in very good condition. It comes with its original hard shell case as well as a modern hard shell case. 1-13/16″ bone nut. 25″ scale length. Mahogany neck with a depth of .89″ (1st fret) and 1.20 (10th fret). Ebony fingerboard with a 12″ radius. Action measures 5.5/64″ (bass side) & 4.5/64″ (treble side). Original 19 small frets are in very good condition. “German Silver” body with Nickel plating. T-bar bridge with maple insert. Nickel tail piece. Three 6″ cones. Weighs 8 pounds and 8 ounces.

Year: 1929

Model: Style 1 Tricone Round Neck

Serial: 4967

Finish: Nickel.

Case: Comes with its original hard shell case as well as a modern hard shell case.

Weight: 8 pounds and 8 ounces.

Condition: This guitar is in very good condition.

Modifications: None.

Comments: Nearly 100 year old round neck Tricone!

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