National ResoPhonic RM1 Figured Maple Antique Brass Resonator Mandolin
Inspired by a rare pre-war wood bodied National mandolin, National's resonator mandolin has traditional features like the biscuit bridge combined with modern touches such as an intonated saddle and a comfortably radiused, extended fingerboard. The art deco cast tailpiece is a National exclusive. The sides and back are solid Figured Maple and the top is figured maple as is the neck. The tuners are vintage-style open gear. This National ResoPhonic RM1 could be just what you've been missing.
The resonator and hardware feature an Aged Brass finish and looks perfect next to the figured sunburst maple top.
This mandolin has an instantly unique sound. The resonator adds a level of volume previously impossible with traditional mandolins. While the make/model is different, Sam Bush is often heard playing slide on a resonator mandolin and this RM-1 from National instantly conjures that bluesy mandolin sound.
Celtic and Irish melodies sound especially unique on this mandolin and we have customers who play them in bluegrass circles as well... dominating fiddles, banjos, and guitars like nothing you've ever heard!
No question, National Reso-Phonic instruments are full-sounding and loud played acoustically, but for those who need a pick-up there's no cleaner option. The National Reso-Phonic Hot-Plate sounds just like the tone of the unamplified guitar, only louder. Delivering every outstanding tonal characteristic of the National resonator mandolin.
This National ResoPhonic RM1 Resonator Mandolin with Antique Brass Hotplate Pre-Owned 2011 is in overall Excellent Condtion with only a few things to mention. When the Hot-Plate was installed two of the screws were tightened to much cause a very slight finish crack around the screw. The neck was also replaced by National Warranty in 2014. They did a beautiful job and is no way dectable to the eye or changes the playability.
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
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