The National Style 1.5 Tricone Resophonic Guitar is patterned after the original instrument made in 1927 with a functional Art Deco industrial design. It is made of brass, highly polished and plated with either bright nickel plating or a custom Antique Brass treatment! The round, mahogany neck has an ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard. The headstock has the National logo inlayed in mother-of-pearl and vintage-style tuners!
To create the National Style 1.5 Tricone, a touch of elegance is added to the Style 1, with hand-engraved double-cut lines encasing a wiggle stroke around the front, side, and back edges of the nickel-plated brass body!
The National Style 1.5 Tricone Resophonic Guitar features new National Spun cones. The Hot-Rod alloy material is much more sensitive and responsive to a light attack compared to the standard 9 1/2-inch biscuit cone. They provide more harmonic content to the trebles, endless sustain and the sweet tone that thrilled the professional Hawaiian players in the 1930s and 40s.
Great for Blues but the enhanced harmonic richness means it can crossover easily into conventional fingerstyle stylings as well!
- Top – Nickel Plated Brass.
- Back – Nickel Plated Brass.
- Sides -Nickel Plated Brass.
- Neck – Mahogany.
- Fingerboard – MOP Dots.
- Fingerboard Binding -Ivoroid.
- Nut – Bone.
- Headstock – Slotted.
- Truss-Rod – Two way adjustable.
- Tuners – National.
- Body Finish – Nickel Plated Brass.
- Neck Finish – Satin polyester resin.
- Case – National Deluxe Hardshell.