National ResoPhonic Radio Tone Bendaway Pre-Owned 1998
National is known for building a variety of instruments, ranging in price and decoration from simple wood bodied guitars, to fully engraved brass beauties. This is the Prototype cutaway version of the National ResoPhonic Radio Tone acoustic (now discontinued), otherwise known as the “Radio-Tone Bendaway”.
The cutaway or “Bendaway” was added as many slide players want to be able to hit the octave in open tunings without effort.
The wood (Italian Poplar) bodied guitars from National have always provided a certain warmth and response that you simply cannot get from a metal-bodied guitar. The bass response is always present, the midrange has gorgeous growl when played with slide, and the trebles will round and full.
Slide players will enjoy the upper access that the cutaway provides, while not sacrificing any of the tone that National’s provide. As they say; “It’s in the Cone!” When you are looking to get into the world of Resonator instruments, only a National will do, so Bendaway my friend!
This Radiotone Bendaway is set up for slide playing while still being able to fret in the first position.
This National ResoPhonic Radio Tone Bendaway Prototype Pre-Owned 1998 is in Excellent Condition with only a few very light surface scratches as well as one small chip on the neck block and a scratch on the back near the waist on the bass side. We have attempted to capture these in the detailed photos posted below.
Includes Hardshell Case.
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