1932 National Style O

Resophonic Guitar


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This exceptional vintage 1932 National Style O guitar, adorned with the desirable Variation 3 Hawaiian etching, boasts a nickel-coated brass body for powerful projection, a hallmark of early Nationals with their 12-fret design. The iconic slotted headstock adds another layer of authenticity to this museum-worthy piece.

The guitar's flame maple neck offers not only stunning visuals but also a comfortable playing experience thanks to the smooth ebony fretboard (replaced during restoration). The original striped binding adds a touch of classic detail, while a new nut (also part of the restoration) ensures optimal string action.

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This exceptional instrument retains its original decal on the iconic slotted headstock.

Expert Restoration by National Resophonic

In June 2022, the guitar underwent an expert restoration by National Resophonic in the USA, ensuring it plays and sounds its best. The restoration included:

  • Neck Reset
  • Carbon Fiber Truss Rod Insertion
  • New Ebony Fingerboard
  • New Frets
  • New National Resophonic Cone

A True Collector's Item

The inclusion of the original semi-hard case and two original slide instructional text books from the 1930s further adds to the guitar's collectability and historical value.

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Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of musical history. Contact Vintage Electric today for more details about this exceptional 1932 National Style O guitar or to make an offer.

This vintage National Resonator is in Perth, Western Australia.

Model:Style O
Body:Nickel Plated Brass Body
Neck:One Piece Flame Maple Neck
Bound:Striped Binding (Longitudinal)
Modifications & Repairs:New Ebony Fretboard, Carbon Fiber Truss Rod, Nut and Binding. New Cone.
Case:Original Case Included and Modern Hiscox Case for shipping.

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