In the early 1930s when National introduced their resonator mandolins the catalog stated that that the instrument “retained the clear, ringing tone typical of a good mandolin, yet the cone amplifier makes possible the volume wanted for ensemble playing.” The new RM-1 mandolin from National Reso-Phonic is built in that same tradition. It boasts traditional features such as an A-style body, biscuit bridge, and vintage-style open-gear tuners, combined with modern appointments, including an intonated saddle and the comfortably radiused, extended fretboard topping the highly figured maple neck. The body is carved from walnut, with a beautifully figured maple top. The Art-Deco cast tailpiece and antique brass parts are exclusive to this instrument. Combined, the features add up to a mandolin with a truly transcendent tone.

stock no. 60324

ModelRM1 Vintage Mandolin, Maple, Steel Resophonic
Back and sidesMaple
Frets to body14
Nut width1.25"
Scale length14"
Bridge materialMaple Biscuit
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialFigured Maple
InlayMOP fingerboard inlays
Total frets20
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No23749
Weight4.38 lbs