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National Style "O" Deluxe Resophonic Guitar #20836  From National

Country Blues with an Island View! 


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National Resphonic

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What We Think

One of the most iconic guitars ever conceived of!

There's so much history in this instrument, it's unbelievable 

From the isles of Hawaii to the banks of the Mississippi delta 

This brass beast offers country blues with tropical views 

Huge volume coupled with a soothing warmth that could lull a gator to sleep 

The wide neck makes it ideal for fingerstyle OR slide 

But it can do magical things when you take a flat-pick to it, too

The potential of reso-phonic instruments is vastly underutilized in popular music

Hang this new friend around your neck and let it take you places you never thought possible with an "acoustic" instrument



Weight: 8.6 lbs.

Ultimate Slide Recording Technique: Feat. Peluso P-87 and Peluso R-14 Microphones

In this video, SoundPure Pro Audio Expert, Travis Hall revisits the Ultimate Slide Recording Technique to show just how that amazing slide guitar sound was achieved. Using a mix of a Peluso P-87 LDC on the Reso and a Peluso R-14 Ribbon on the amp,  and running them through two Dave Hill Designs Europa 1 Preamps, we achieved a slide guitar sound that is simply outstanding. If you like what you hear, you can check out all the gear used in this video at SoundPure.com or call us anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

Manufacturer's Description from National

The Style O Deluxe is an enhanced version of our most popular model, the Style O.  A hand-engraved wriggle pattern, with double cut lines, borders the body and cover plate.  Position markers have been upgraded to mother-of-pearl diamonds.  The neck material has been upgraded to figured maple with an engraved ivoroid headstock overlay and matching heel cap.  Tuners are vintage-style engraved, open gear.

National Resphonic


Serial Number: 20836

Headstock Style: Slotted

Headstock Logo: Engraved

Headstock Overlay: Ivoroid

Tuners: National Brand

Nut Material: Bone

Fretboard: Ebony

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Fretboard Markers: Mother of Perl

Fretwire: W-.106 H.039

Resonator: 9.5" Hand Spun

Bridge Type: Maple Biscuit

Neck Material: Figured Maple

Top Material: Brass

Side Material: Brass

Back Material: Brass

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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