(Serial No. K280) Excellent condition showing a little playing wear and finish checking due to age. This is NOT a modern Resophonic replica! This is the real thing in great condition and ready to play. These are the highest quality woodbody National, only made for eight months in 1933, and are rivalled only by the archtop Aragon in tone and power. Not to be confused with the cheaper,laminated construction Trojans and Estralitas, the El Trovadors are as loud and powerful as the brass body Nationals, with a warmer edge to the tone. National Resophonic chose to reissue this model, its so good. It features a large, four-inch-deep solid mahogany body, original cone, original tuners, upper F holes, triple bound top and back, bound fretboard, trapeze tailpiece, 12 frets clear of the body, and a solid peghead with a decal logo. This one is set up for standard tuning, with a low action, perfect neck angle, and good height on the saddle. It really suits ragtime and piedmont style blues,as it has a real bounce. Comes with a newer hardshell case.
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