National Resophonic Style O
This National Resophonic Style O Custom 2000 is from Acoustic Guitar magazine's 10th Anniversary Collection. Now, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, you have the opportunity to bid on a piece of history and support guitar education at the same time.
50% of the net proceeds of this auction will be donated to the Bill Collings Memorial Fund in support of guitar education in public schools and public programs. Plus, we’ll contribute $5 to the Collings Fund in the name of every bidder, whether they win at auction or not.
About the guitar ...
This 10th Anniversary Collection guitar from National Reso-Phonic exhibits meticulous craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind resonance. The impressive sound of this uniquely styled instrument comes from a single hand-spun aluminum resonator or speaker cone. The cone mechanically amplifies the vibration of the strings, making the Style O Deluxe one of the warmest, loudest guitars around.
Complementing the rich sound of this guitar are the details of its design. The neck is made of flamed maple with a sunburst finish, and the solid peghead has an ebony overlay with a bound ivoroid border. Acoustic Guitar's 10th Anniversary logo is crafted of red abalone and gold and white mother-of-pearl and inlaid into the peghead. White mother-of-pearl appears again in the cover for the adjustable truss rod and the diamond-shaped position markers inlaid in the ivoroid-bound fretboard. The Waverly tuners feature ivoroid buttons, and the heel cap is overlaid with ivoroid and ebony.
Altogether a true work of art, the National Reso-Phonic Style O Deluxe is a gem in the Acoustic Guitar 10th Anniversary Collection. From the traditional Hawaiian scenes etched into its sheet brass, nickel-plated body to the bold sounds of the single speaker cone, the Style O Deluxe is as special as they come.Product Specs
|Model||Custom Style O
||Nickel Plated Brass|
From the December 2000 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine:
Another classic instrument came to us from National Reso-Phonic, the California-based company that has successfully transported metal-bodied resonator guitars into the 21st century. National built us an ornately engraved custom Style O Deluxe constructed of nickel-plated brass and featuring a traditional Hawaiian motif. The guitar’s one-of-a-kind tone and remarkable volume are both generated by its biscuit- type single resonator. The guitar’s neck is hand-carved from hardrock maple and features a hefty V shape that’s sure to please vintage aficionados. A custom solid headstock features the anniversary logo, and the engraved date leaves no question about the century of manufacture: 2000 A.D.
Visit AcousticGuitar.com/Auction to learn more about the other 11 guitars in this collection and to see the winning bids.
Current market value courtesy of Eric Schoenberg, Schoenberg Guitars, Tiburon, California.