2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars
2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336 - Artisan Guitars

2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish ID-5336

2007 National Style 1 Tricone Brass Body with Bright Nickel Finish

It is always good to have a National Style 1 brass Tri-cone hanging here in the shop. The problem is; they never last long! The nickel plated brass body and the three cones have a distinctive sound that is all their own. Nothing sounds like a Tricone, this is a big reason why many feel that this is the ultimate resonator guitar.

In a Tricone instrument, the three cones are set in a triangle configuration. Two of the cones are on the bass side and one on the treble. An innovative "T" shaped bridge connects to the center of each cone, which in turn has a maple saddle sitting atop the bridge. In a single resonator guitar, the maple biscuit sits atop the cone and the strings are in direct contact with the cone. On a Tricone the sound is spread out between the cones and contributes to it's unique sound. A Tricone is not as loud on the attack as a single cone, however the sustain is greater and the tone can be defined as "sweeter". The three cones vibrate together and produce more harmonics overall than a single cone.

The brass body is mated to a matte finish mahogany neck with an ivoroid bound ebony fretboard. The ebony board helps to give definition to notes and the mahogany neck feels like a dream. The vintage-style National tuning machines sit on a traditional slotted headstock, topped off with the distinctive National shield decal. Slide notes ring out and sustain for days, chords are mellow and sweet. The nickel finish is polished to a mirror like shine which completes the elegant design.

This guitar shows normal playing wear, with light finish scratches on the top, back and sides... as demonstrated in the photographs. There are a few scratches on the headstock from string changes. Original hardshell case included.

Specifications:

  • Body Material: Brass
  • Body Plating: Nickel
  • Headstock Logo: Decal
  • Headstock Overlay: None
  • Tuners: National Brand
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
  • Markers: Mother of Pearl
  • Resonator: Three 6" Cones
  • Bridge Type: T Bridge
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Upper Bout Width: 10.25"
  • Lower Bout Width: 14.25"
  • Overall Length: 39"
  • Depth of Body 3.125"
  • Width at Nut: 1.825"
  • Width at 12th Fret: 2.3"
  • Scale Length: 25 21/32"
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