View Full Version : Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Aug-20-2009, 3:06pm
So I play fiddle in a gospel bluegrass band. It's hard to sing with a fiddle, though, so when I sing lead, I play mandolin ... or a 1929 National Resophonic Triolian tenor, for a couple of songs that put the blue in bluegrass.

Last night at rehearsal, though, our full-time mando player, John, shows up with a new toy:

a 1932 National Triolian tenor!

Now I can definitely claim to be one of John's musical influences. We may be the first bluegrass band in history with dueling resophonic tenors.

This allows us to have both tenor and fiddle on a song if we want, which sounds very cool...

Charles E.
Aug-20-2009, 4:52pm
pictures please. I gotta see this!
I play a 1931 National Triolian tenor and love it.

Aug-20-2009, 6:55pm
Definitely photo-worthy. I'll try to get some snaps at an upcoming rehearsal, or our Sept. 12 gig. This (http://cgi.ebay.com/National-Triolian-Tenor-Acoustic-Guitar-Vintage-85375_W0QQitemZ390079273820QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuit ar?hash=item5ad2895b5c&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14) is the one that John bought. I've had mine since 1997 or so.

Sep-13-2009, 2:29am
John and me with our Triolians!