2021 National Reso-Phonic Style O Resophonic Guitar Used
This Style O was crafted in National's workshop in San Luis Obispo in 2021. It's in excellent, lightly played condition with just a hint of fret wear. The 12-fret Style O is National Reso-Phonic’s flagship model, and many people, including us, think it's one of the best looking guitars ever made. But looks don’t matter if you don’t have the sound to back it up. Happily, this guitar with its nickel-plated brass body has a tone that is as iconic as its appearance.
The original Style O was introduced 1930 and its aluminum cone was designed to be heard acoustically in the noisiest circumstances. It was originally built for Hawaiian-style guitarists, hence the tropical imagery etched into the top and back, but blues and country musicians soon discovered its utility. These days, the Style O is very popular with guitarists who play bottleneck-style slide but musicians who play 1920s jazz, old-time country and jug band music find the guitar’s powerful sound hard to resist. The original hardshell case is in equally clean condition.