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National ResoRocket Steel Cutaway w/ Slimline Pickup - Used  From National

One of the most innovative instruments in American history innovated yet again! This one will rocket you from the delta to the stars! 


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National Resphonic

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What We Think

This glorious, iconic instrument ain't afraid of nothing. It's got nerves of...well, STEEL! Seriously though, it's an articulate beast of a guitar. It's got that cavernous metallic reverb you'd expect coupled with a clarity and sweetness that's truly startling. You can take it from a dry whisper to a bark in a millisecond. You can comp and cut through a big band, you can folk it up and get the whole barn shaking, and of course, you can slip on a bottleneck and send a cold shiver down the spine of a dusty delta road. 

I love the tri-cone grill and unique cover-plate. It's a new look, but completely in keeping with tradition. The diamond inlay and Pearloid headstock give it that extra bling that sets it over the edge. You can flip it around to admire the beautifully bursted hard rock maple neck, too. 

The cutaway and slimline pickup ensure that you can truly take it wherever you want. Couple this with a nice 15" amp and you'll have range for days.


Used - Excellent

We were happy to see this one back with us--even happier that our luthier only needed to polish 'er up and slap on some new strings!

Manufacturer's Description from National

The ResoRocket is one of our newly designed single resonator guitars.  This model incorporates a redesigned coverplate pattern to complement the distinctive Tricone-style grill work. The upper bout has been modified for easier access to the higher frets.

National Resphonic


Serial Number: 20376

Year: 2016

Headstock Style - Peghead

Headstock Logo - Engraved

Headstock Overlay - Pearloid

Tuners - National Brand

Nut Material - Bone

Fretboard - Rosewood

Fretboard Binding - Ivoroid

Fretboard Markers - Mother of Pearl

Fretwire - W-.106 H.039

Resonator - 9.5" Hand Spun

Bridge Type - Maple Biscuit

Neck Material - Hard Rock Maple

Top Material - Steel

Side Material - Steel

Back Material - Steel

Upper Bout Width - 10.25"

Lower Bout Width - 14.00"

Overall Length - 38.75

Depth of Body - 3.125"

Width at Nut - 1.825"

Width at 12th - 2.3"

Scale Length - 25"

Weight - 8 Lbs 14 oz

Hardshell Case - Included

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