National ResoLectric Sunburst with a Lollar P90
The National ResoLectric has gone through a few changes in its many years of production. The current model uses an audiophile-quality Highlander preamp to mix both the magnetic and piezoelectric pickups. A Jason Lollar P-90 pickup sits in the neck position, and a Highlander piezo transducer is fitted under the biscuit bridge.
The output of each pickup is controlled by independent volume knobs for a sublime mix, with a Master volume knob to control the instruments overall output level. A 3-way toggle switch selects which pickups are active. The solid Mahogany body is capped with a figured Maple top bound in ivoroid. The figured Maple neck clears 14 frets to the body, highlighted with a diamond inlaid, rosewood fretboard. This instrument is aesthetically and audibly out of this world.
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 Piezo sounds like an acoustic National, only perfectly amplified as if listening to it through a high-end studio mic. You have a myriad of tones at your fingertips, which makes it easy to switch between a preset rhythm and lead sounds.
By design the ResoLectric has a variable angle neck adjustment, accessible through a small hole in the end of the fingerboard, simply ingenious! Using the same hex key as you would to adjust the truss rod, you can adjust the neck angle on-the-fly! Set it up for playing slide or down low for a faster neck.
Access to twin 9-volt batteries for the acoustic Highlander pre-amp is located in a rear body cavity.
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