The National Style O Resophonic Guitar remains National’s flagship — and through the decades, it has become of the most iconic, most recognized guitars of all time. Just like the original, today’s Style “O” features a brass body polished to a mirror-like shine, plated in nickel, and finally etched with that famous scene depicting the allure of the Aloha Isles.
Gazing upon the famous Style “O,” one can almost hear the sweet song of the Hawaiian breeze through the swaying palm trees, syncopated to the soft roll of the waves upon the sandy shore as the sun sets in the distance. When National first introduced the Style “O” in 1930, the catalog promised it was “sure to win the admiration of everyone because of its beauty of design and marvelous tone quality.” And advertisements soon proclaimed it National’s “best seller ever!” Now, more than 80 years later, that’s as true as ever.
The maple neck is finished in a traditional sunburst and capped by an ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard topped by vintage-style engraved tuners. Thanks to both its look and sound, the Style “O” remains a timeless classic.
- Top - Nickel Plated Brass.
- Back - Nickel Plated Brass.
- Sides - Nickel Plated Brass.
- Neck - Hard Rock Maple.
- Fingerboard - MOP Dots.
- Fingerboard Binding - Ivoroid.
- Nut - Bone.
- Headstock - Slotted.
- Truss-Rod - Two-way adjustable.
- Tuners - National.
- Body Finish - Nickel.
- Neck Finish - Satin polyester resin.
- Nut Width - 1.82 inches.
- 12th Fret Width - 2.3 inches.
- String Spacing E-E - 1.56 inches.
- Body Depth - 3.12 inches.
- Scale Length - 25 inches.
- Fingerboard Radius - 16 inches.
- Weight - 8 Lbs 14 oz.
- Case - National Deluxe Hardshell.