National Pioneer RP1 Lollar P90 and Highlander IP1X
This incredible instrument is called the National Pioneer RP1 Metal Body Acoustic/Electric single cone resonator in Black Rust finish. The National Pioneer RP1 is a recent addition to the National. Finally, an electric National that sounds good acoustically! This model uses an audiophile-quality Highlander preamp to mix both the magnetic and piezo electric pickups.
A Jason Lollar P-90 pickup sits in the neck position, and a Highlander piezo transducer is fitted under the saddle. The output of each pickup is controlled by independent volume knobs, with a master volume knob to control the instruments overall output level. A 3-way toggle switch selects which pickups are active.
The steel body is painted with a Black Rust finish. The figured maple neck clears 14 frets to the body, highlighted with a dot style inlay, and ebony fretboard.
The Lollar P90 in the neck has a fat, singing lead voice that is perfectly suited for slide players looking for the ultimate in classic Electric blues tones. The Highlander IP1X piezo mounted on the biscuit bridge sounds like an acoustic National, only realistically amplified. You have a myriad of tones at your fingertips, which makes it easy to switch between a preset rhythm and lead sounds.
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