National Trojan Resonator Preowned Circa 1935

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

Introduced in 1934, the National Trojan resonator was National's early attempt at a wood-bodied resonator, with birch or basswood bodies built by Harmony Guitars in Chicago married to National hardware, for a princely sum of $35. It features a chunky V-shaped neck, single cone and a 00 body size.

This nearly 90-year-old guitar is just dripping with vintage mojo - check out the patina! Crucially though, it sounds and feels fantastic, with an old-timey, woody and earthy tone that's perfect for fingerstyle or slide. The action is at 6mm at the 12th fret on the low E string, putting it firmly in slide territory, but cowboy chords can still be played easily enough. It appears to be all original, but a small hole has been made in the side of the lower bout for an output jack - any electronics have long since been removed. A vibey and authentic-sounding resonator from the early days of National Guitars. Includes hardshell case.


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