The Tricone is the original resonator guitar design, and the three small cones deliver a smoother response than one large cone. This almost new one also has National's Slimline pickup mounted at the end of the fingerboard making it even more versatile. Sure, you can get a down-and-dirty acoustic tone if you move your right hand down close to the bridge and play it hard, but with a lighter touch and playing closer to the pickup you'll find you can get a remarkably smooth but still distinctive tone. There's almost zero fret wear, and no other signs of use. Because a lot of resonator guitars get played with a bottleneck, we've left the string action a little higher than usual, especially at the nut. Of course we'll lower it for the next owner at no charge if they prefer, but it's a lot easier to lower string action than it is to raise it so we opted for not lowering it only to discover that a bottleneck player bangs his slide into the frets and so needs higher action. Case as shown, with original paperwork.

stock no. 56343

ModelNRP Tricone
Back and sidesSteel
Frets to body12
Nut width1.825"
Scale length25"
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialHonduras mahogany
InlayMother of pearl fretboard markers
Total frets19
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No21860
ElectronicsNational Slimline Pickup