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1936 National Style 0

Retrofret Stock # 6802. National Style 0 Model Resophonic Guitar (1936), made in Los Angeles, serial # 6981, nickel plated finish, brass body, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, black rigid foam case. A great-playing and sounding 14-fret Style O from the middle 1930's, a time when this classic National model had been somewhat modernized from its original style. This is a brass-bodied guitar...
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1935 National Style 0

SN: S6442. Killer sounding and rare 13 ½ fret National Style O with slotted headstock. Seeing the future the Dopyera brothers sought to create a 14-fret guitar without retooling the body. The result is a longer scale Style 0 made only a short period of time. The added scale length got them almost to 14-frets clear (but not quite) but it gave the guitar a different character. It has the bound...
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1934 National Style 0

Here is one of the first of the variation 6 Style 0, introduced in 1934. This one is very close to Mark Knoplfer's one, the main difference being no illustrations on the side and an open headstock ( which is think is more beuatiful, but that's just my personal taste) Frets are fine and the fingerboard shows almost no wear. Original Fleur de Lys tuners. A few scuffs but nothing really...
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~1933 National Style O

The iconic National Style O guitar. Nickel-plated brass body with etched palm-tree decoration; curly maple neck. The neck is straight, the action is low. Lightly-played, original hard case.
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2004 National Style 0

Though the name of the National Reso-phonic Style 0 might hint that it was the first reso-phonic model, tricones were first. The Style 0 recreates the earliest single cone models that appeared in the 1930's. Tri-cone models were successful but were more expensive to produce than single cone instruments. Built in November 2004, this National Reso-Phonic Style 0 has all the quality and tone...
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1935 Leslie Studio -

Retrofret Stock # 4068. Large Format Cabinet Card of group of 12 with Hawaiian guitars (Leslie Studio photographer) (1935), New Hampshire. , with decorative frame. Titled "Lewis Hawaiian Orchestra", Among the instruments visible are several Konas and a National Style 1 Tricone.Height is 8 in. (20.3 cm.), 10 in. (25.4 cm.) width Excellent + Condition.
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Pear shape German silver body, mahogany neck, boud ebony fretboard, dot inlays, 21 frets, 3 original cones, T-bar bridge, classic tailpiece, headstock features shield logo, new 5 Star geared tuners installed, 1-3/32'' nut, 23'' scale, OHSC and gigbag, VG-EC, consignment (SN:387) Item ID 80U-2805
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1928 National Style 2 Tricone Squareneck

Here's a piece of real musical history - from 1928, a National Style 2 Tricone squareneck steel guitar! The National String Instrument Corporation was founded in 1927 by John Dopyera and George Duchamp, to provide the loudest string instruments available. Even then, there were volume wars between guitars and the others on the stage - at that time, banjos and mandolins. The original design and...
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National Style O

Get your mojo workin'. 1930-33, very cool round neck reso, great vibe and patina, minor neck binding issue, sounds really good.
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National Reso-Phonic Style O-14 Fret

Our reproduction Style O-14 Fret meets the demands of players needing easier access to the higher frets. Based on the original 1937 model, the hard rock maple neck clears 14 frets to the body. The brass body is made of thin gauge material polished to a mirror-like shine, nickel plated and etched with the traditional Hawaiian scene. The "chicken-foot" coverplate, formed back, and inlaid...
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National Reso-Phonic Style O - German Silver

Our flagship model, the Style O recreates the look and feel of the original 1930's single resonator guitars. This brass bodied instrument is polished to a mirror-like shine, nickel plated, and finally etched with the distinctive Hawaiian palm tree design. The maple neck is finished in a traditional sunburst. An ivoroid bound ebony fretboard and vintage-style engraved tuners complete the look...
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National Reso-Phonic Style O Replicon

Each Replicon begins its life as a Style O. The instrument then goes through a distress and aging process. The entire instrument is pre-aged and worn individually by hand for the same authentic look and feel of it's vintage 1930's counterpart, resulting in an instrument that looks and feels like it's been played for 75+ years. Other specifications include: Headstock Style: Slotted ...
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National Tricone Style 1

National's Style 1 Tricone shares many of its' features with the original National Tricone created by the Dopyera brothers in the late 1920's. The brass body is polished to a mirror-like shine and nickel plated. The mahogany neck, finished in a rich mahogany burst, has an ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard. The vintage-style tuning machines sit on a traditional slotted headstock, complete with...
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National Reso-Phonic Style 1 Tri-Cone

Hard to photograph, but stunning, and SHINY! Our Style 1 Tricone. This material is the same alloy used by the Dopyera Brothers to create the first National Tricone guitars in the late 1920's. The body, coverplate, and tailpiece are polished to a mirror-like shine and nickel plated. The mahogany neck, finished in a rich mahogany burst, has an ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard. The vintage-style...
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National NRP 12

Styled after the 1930’s 12 fret National Duolian, the NRP-12 features a thin-gauge steel body, flat cut F holes, non-ribbed coverplate, and hand-painted steel body. The mahogany neck has a rounded V profile with substantial feel, 1-13/16” width at the nut, and 25” scale. Slotted headstock, with National stamped logo, and vintage-style open-geared tuners. A wonderful take on the original...
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1956 National Reso-Phonic

Retrofret Stock # 7283. National Reso-Phonic Model Resophonic Guitar (1956), made in Chicago, serial # X-64786, yellow pearloid finish, hardwood body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, original two-tone chipboard case. One of the National company's oddest fretted experiments (and that's saying something!) the 1950's Reso-Phonic model is essentially a solidbody resonator guitar, which only...
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National Mahogany Ukulele

A classy, simple, and tastefully appointed wood-bodied resonator-ukulele, National’s Mahogany uke harkens back to the 1920’s with its design and style, but is completely modern in its playability and serviceability. These are the real deal, and they sound incredible. Mahogany ply body with tortoise-celluloid bindings and white purflings; mahogany neck with rosewood fingergboard, 15” scale, and...
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Collings Guitars CJ35

Collings CJ35 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic 24046Description:Extremely powerful, Extremely defined. Every note's in its own postal code!What we think:I was staying late this past Wednesday finishing up some e-mails when my co-worker Corey called and asked me a question about the specs on the "new CJ35". We let them sit for a day before opening them up in the winter, so although I'd signed...
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1930 Epiphone Recording Syle D

Retrofret Stock # 7259. Epiphone Recording Syle D Model Arch Top Acoustic Guitar, c. 1930, made in New York City, serial # 285, sunburst lacquer finish, maple back and sides, spruce top; laminated maple neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case. Epiphone's Recording model guitars-offered for sale briefly at the end of the 1920's- are some of the most distinctive and original...
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