National Reso-Phonic Guitars To Build Model One Mandolin
By National Reso-Phonic
January 17, 2005 - 8:30 pm
National Reso-Phonic Mandolin
National Reso-Phonic Guitars proudly presents its production mandolin: the new 2005 Model One mandolin with walnut back and sides and maple top and neck.
This instrument is the result of nearly two years of intensive research and development at our factory in San Luis Obispo, California where it is being manufactured. Inspired by a rare pre-war wood bodied National mandolin, our new mandolin has traditional features like the biscuit bridge combined with modern touches such as an intonated saddle and a comfortably radiused fingerboard. The art deco cast tailpiece is a National exclusive. With the best modern gears, this new mandolin stays and plays in tune better than any mandolins in National history.
The musical tone and sheer versatility of this instrument will impress many musicians. While it has all the power and projection that you would expect from a resonator instrument, it also has a sweet, woody sound with terrific tonal balance. The most common reaction from musicians is that it sounds like a fine wooden mandolin played through an excellent PA system.
The new National mandolin is the perfect instrument for both the serious mandolinist and for guitarists looking for a second instrument.
Sweet, yet loud; lyrical, yet powerful: The new National mandolin.
Suggested List Price: $USD 1,850.00.
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