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National Resophonic Radiotone Resonator, USED

Original price £2,499.00 - Original price £2,499.00
Original price
£2,499.00 - £2,499.00
Current price £2,499.00

The National Resophonic Guitar is an iconic and distinctive instrument that stands out in the world of acoustic guitars. Recognized for its unique resonator design, National guitars are celebrated for their exceptional tonal qualities and vintage charm.

At the heart of every National Resophonic Guitar is its resonator system. Instead of a conventional soundhole, it features a circular metal plate with perforations, often referred to as a "biscuit" or "spider," positioned beneath the strings. This ingenious design allows the strings' vibrations to interact with the resonator cone, producing a distinctive and resonant tone that's characterized by its metallic, twangy, and penetrating sound.

National Resophonic Guitars are prized for their vintage aesthetics and craftsmanship. The bodies are often crafted from high-quality woods, and the necks offer excellent playability. Whether it's a gleaming polished steel body or an aged brass finish, National guitars exude a sense of history and nostalgia, paying homage to the classic designs of the early 20th century.

These instruments are versatile and well-suited to various musical genres, including blues, folk, bluegrass, and Americana. The unique tonal character of National guitars, with their strong projection and distinctive voice, sets them apart and makes them a favorite among musicians seeking that unmistakable resonator sound.

Overall, National Resophonic Guitars are cherished for their combination of vintage aesthetics and unique resonator design, offering players a sonic signature that's both timeless and captivating. Whether you're a traditionalist or a modern musician, these guitars have a special place in the world of acoustic instruments.

This particular is a CCR-3, which was the second prototypes (the others being a CCR2 and CCR4), and has a Highlander inline pickup installed as well. With a red burst finish on a single-cut body, rosewood fretboard on a maple neck, this guitar definitely looks as good as it sounds!


This guitar is in good condition, with some signs of use.

Accessories Included:

Unbranded black wooden hard case included.