National Resophonic Style O

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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
Condition Excellent (Used)
Brand National
Model Custom Style O
Primary Materials
Nickel Plated Brass
Body Style
Year 2000

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 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.

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