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National 1996 Style "N" Resophonic Guitar  From National

A Smooth and Articulate "Style N" from National Guitars! 


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What We Think

If you're looking for clarity and articulation in a Reso, this Style N would be an excellent choice! 

It's got a precise, haunting tone that can be coaxed out with a pick, bottleneck, or bare fingers  

One of the most touch sensitive and organic-sounding Nationals I've encountered! 

I shined it up real good, too ;) 

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

"All of our instruments are made in our factory in San Luis Obispo, California. From processing raw lumber into neck blanks, to forming thin sheets of metal into body components and soldering them together, to mixing and spraying lacquer, to the final assembly, nearly every process is done right here.  Our small group of craftsmen(and women) are dedicated to making the finest resonator guitars available on the market".  
National Resphonic



Headstock Style   Slotted
Headstock Logo   Shield
Headstock Overlay   None
Tuners   National Brand
Nut Material   Bone
Fretboard   Ebony
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   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 8 oz
Hardshell Case   Included

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