Description

SN: 16. NEW PRICE. Handcrafted resonator by master builder Ronald E. Phillips of Martinez, CA. German silver, curly maple neck with binding and simple inlaid woods. Ebony fretboard. Florentine style cutaway and woven grates. Hand spun cones installed with a sculpted t-bar from a proprietary alloy. The bridge, cover-plate, and headstock reflect Ron’s love of art deco style and mastery of materials. He details are immaculate down to the position markers which show a square detail inside the circle. There is one little signature flaw; the inlay on the back of the neck goes a little sideways at the headstock (see photos) but this is an early model. By the time number 16 came along, Ron had been building for five years – about three guitars a year. I suspect his output has increased since those days but he’s now making parlors, ukes, wood bodies, and acoustics so who knows when he’ll get around to his next tricone. The waiting list is a mile long anyway so it’s always an exciting moment when one comes up for sale. Comes with a grade A hard case also in fine condition. On consignment. $5,500.

Year Condition Color Case
1997 Near Mint German Silver Original Hard

$4,950

Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
6:49 PM

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All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.