Instrument Details

2003 National Resophonic Style III Brass
$5,145$4,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
National Resophonic
Product Year
2003
Model
Style III
Serial #
071-2
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5363
Condition
Near Mint
Body Type(s)
Medium, Resonator
Back & Sides
Brass
Top
Brass
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Top Trim
None
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fret Markers
Diamond
Frets to Body
12
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
None
Tuners
Waverly
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None
Body Length
19.875 in
Upper Bout
10.25 in
Lower Bout
14.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
3 in
Scale Length
25.63 in
Scale Length (mm)
651 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.28 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.9 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Shining like a silver dollar, this 2003 National Resophonic Style III in Nickel-plated Brass is worth every penny. Bedecked with "Lilly of the Valley" engraving of vines and flowers twining around the soundholes, bridge, and back and set up with a tricone resonator, this Style III is the cat's meow of resophonic guitars. Practically immaculate, this National Resophonic has a mirror reflective surface polished to a floss-your-teeth-in-it sheen, so be prepared to dazzle your audiences with both the brilliance of both your playing and your resonator.

The setup is perfect for the Blues player who wants to do both fingerpicking and slide--be it standard tuning, DADF#AD, or beyond, this National Resophonic has a rich and dynamic voice that's equally at home for quiet tunes or rousing rags. Here, the tricone resonator is the magic bullet, offering a more complex and nuanced tone by distributing the strings' vibrations to its three resonators before entering the body's sound chamber. Interested? There aren't many used National Resophonics on the market these days, let alone resos in such pristine condition and gorgeous engraving.

Playing this guitar is like coming home. Tricones are undoubtedly my favorite kind of resonator for their extra complexity, and the Lilly of the Valley engraving is a gorgeous cherry on top of this sundae.
 
The epitome of steel guitars, this one is also one of the coolest looking. The tone cuts through with that instantly recognizable sound we associate with a good metal resophonic guitar. I love playing slide on this guitar, but it's set up to be played normally in standard tuning as well. The perfect combination.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.63 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.28 in
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Shining like a silver dollar, this 2003 National Resophonic Style III in Nickel-plated Brass is worth every penny. Bedecked with "Lilly of the Valley" engraving of vines and flowers twining around the soundholes, bridge, and back and set up with a tricone resonator, this Style III is the cat's meow of resophonic guitars.
 

Playing this guitar is like coming home. Tricones are undoubtedly my favorite kind of resonator for their extra complexity, and the Lilly of the Valley engraving is a gorgeous cherry on top of this sundae.
 
The epitome of steel guitars, this one is also one of the coolest looking. The tone cuts through with that instantly recognizable sound we associate with a good metal resophonic guitar.
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