Retrofret Stock # 7610. National Style N Model Resophonic Guitar (1932), made in Los Angeles, California, serial # S3432, nickel plated finish, brass body, maple neck with ebonized maple fingerboard, black hard shell case. Overall length is 38 3/4 in. (98.4 cm.), 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25 in. (635 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/8 in. (48 mm.). This is an absolutely superb example of this rare National creation, used but not abused and overall one of the nicest we have ever seen. There is some light wear to the nickel plating from years of contact with players' hands, most notably on the coverplate just above the handrest and to the side just below the heel. There are some small isolated dents to the back, top and sides but overall the metal body and plating are better preserved than most period Nationals with this easily worn nickel finish. The tuners, tailpiece, cone and biscuit are original, the saddle has been lowered slightly but still has some meat to it. The neck finish is original with some light scrapes and dings mostly towards the heel end. The guitar was recently refretted and is a fine player, with a straight neck and the action optimized for the mixed finger/slide technique typical of Delta blues playing. This is a fabulous sounding guitar, with the deep rich ring of the best single cones touched with a hint of Tricone sweetness, likely due to the German silver body. Easily one of the best and rarest Nationals we have had the pleasure of offering. Excellent Condition.
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