Established in 1928 by George and the Dopyera siblings, the National String Instrument Corporation produced a try-cone guitar as well as introducing a new guitar with a single resonator cone conceived by John Dopyera. Through legal wrangling the company established itself and produced a wide variety of metal bodied single and tri-coned guitars that have become iconic, inspiring countless imitators. Production ceased in 1941 with the advent of America’s entry into World War 2.
This is a very special guitar. Unlike a standard national metal body resonator which are made from brass, this is constructed of steel having been custom ordered. As you can see from the pictures, though it has been played, there is very little in the way of signs of use and the guitar has retained that wonderful sheen.
The neck is finished in matt lacquer and is a very comfortable C profile. Again the fretboard and frets show no real sign of use.
The guitar comes with hardshell case
Be it Lola, Romeo and Juliet or Jitterbug Swing, we’ve all heard a resonator at some stage. Its distinctive percussive quality and almost reverb tank like tone give this guitar such a unique voice that's a must for any guitar collection.
Everyone has to play a resonator at some point and its a must for the curious and those in search of its unique voice…