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The @nationalguitars ‘Style O’ is back! This is the 14-fret single cone model - a true icon of showmanship and tone. Put one in your house today! 🇺🇸 • • • #nationalguitars #nationalresophonic #national #nationalstyleo #styleo #resonatorguitar #iconicguitars #powerwithouttheplug #nationalaustralia #acousticcentre

Dan Bowden
(@dbowdie)

2018-12-21 16:05:16

Every time I strum this mighty tribute to a bygone era, I’m reminded of how important practice really is... I feel the guitar is saying, “You’re not good enough for me... now fuck off out of my shiny face”😏 #nationalstyleo #resonatorguitar #silver #brass #resophonic #disingenuousguitars #punchingabovemyweight

Zak
(@monochord71)

2018-12-15 08:23:44

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Zak
(@monochord71)

2018-11-21 08:30:29

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Zak
(@monochord71)

2018-11-20 08:21:06

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Hands-down my favorite shot from this week’s website update. 1937 National Style O. Just like Mark Knopfler’s. You just need to make it sound as good...

1937 National Style 0. Built during the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, arguably one of greatest leaders in US history. To our American friends and clients, please VOTE.

#nationalstyleo guitar 🔥 mark knopfler la comprò per 120 sterline negli anni 70; da quel momento divenne l unica chitarra con la quale accompagnò, durante i concerti e in studio, il brano da lui composto “Romeo and Juliet” ..✨ #storia #direstraits #romeoandjuliet #maestro

Side by side, two new National Style O guitars! A 14 fret brass body with polished nickel finish on the left. The Weathered Steel body on the right! @nationalguitars #guitarphotography #nationalguitars #resophonicguitar #bluesguitar #vintageguitar #singlecone #markknopfler #sonhouse #slideguitar #uptownwaterloo #bluesforever #nationalresophonic #nationalstyleo

1931 National Style O tenor, after a total interior rebuild, and the neck angle corrected....shiny!!! Now if you’ll pardon me, I’m going to go play a little metal guitar😬 #nationalstyleo #metalbodiedguitar #resonatorguitar #newinnards #metalguitar #vintageguitarrepair #vintageguitarrestoration

New Arrival! Comes with hard shell case. Call us at 323-505-7777 if interested. #cavemanvintagemusic #lincolnheights #losangeles #national #nationalstyleo #resonatorguitar #guitar #roundneck

Diablo Dimes
(@diablodimes)

2019-02-19 07:51:07

Dig it, I will be performing at my favorite local java hot spot tomorrow @cordialcoffeeco from 11-2pm ☕️🖤🎙☕️ Photo Credit: @blastemphotography #diablodimes #deacondimes #blues #ragtime #americana #hokum #indie #livemusic #rhythmchieflabel #vivamarqueemusic #nationalstyleo #vintage #cordialcoffeeco #dobbshat #berryvilleva

The new Style O ‘Weathered Finish’ from @nationalguitars. National have taken their most iconic guitar, rubbed off the shine, and it still looks just as cool. Now in stock! 🇺🇸 • • • #nationalguitars #nationalresophonic #nationalstyleo #styleo #handmadeincalifornia #iconicguitars #dreamguitar #nationalaustralia #acousticcentre

Morten Fast
(@morten_fast)

2018-03-29 10:45:18

Spiller på Godset i Kolding d. 3 april hvis nogen skulle være i nærheden. #godsetkolding #godset #sangskriver #nationalstyleo #nationalguitars #goldtonebanjo

1932 National Style O resonator guitar -- beat-but-glorious. Definitely a "player's" guitar, this guy has a replacement NRP cone and biscuit, a replaced ebonized rosewood board with compound 7 1/2" to 12" radius, jumbo frets, and warm-but-airy, extra-loud tone. #nationalguitars #resonatorguitar #nationalstyleo #resophonic #vintageguitar #resoguitar #1932

1932 National Style O resonator guitar -- detail shot no 1 of the flat-cut f-holes. #nationalguitars #resonatorguitar #nationalstyleo #resophonic #vintageguitar #resoguitar #1932

1932 National Style O resonator guitar -- detail shot no 2 of the etched back. #nationalguitars #resonatorguitar #nationalstyleo #resophonic #vintageguitar #resoguitar #1932

Morten Fast
(@morten_fast)

2018-03-10 10:37:17

Klokken 2100 sider jeg her inden D/troit spiller 2200. #studenterhusetodense #folk #banjo #nationalstyleo

Morten Fast
(@morten_fast)

2018-03-08 11:17:19

Tager disse to bad boys med når jeg varmer op for d/troit på Studenterhuset Odense på lørdag. #support #goldtone #nationalstyleo #nationalguitars #d/troit

(Multipic) On the bench... back in the 1920s bands and orchestras were getting louder but guitars weren’t yet electric. George Beauchamp suggested to luthier John Dopyera that he should come up with a louder guitar. The result was a Guitar with three aluminium cones—called resonators. They formed a company called the National String Instrument Corporation. Within a short space of time Dopyera and his brothers parted company from Beauchamp and National and formed their own company; Dobro. In the meantime, in 1929, Beauchamp filed a patent for a single cone resonator. This was to be the basis of the National Special Style O Silver Guitar. It appeared in mid-1930 with early models made of steel, later brass. An early advertisement promised “Tone - Quality - Volume and Beauty an instrument that could easily sell for twice the price—a foolproof product that will stand up for years...” I guess they weren’t kidding. This particular Style O was made either late 1930 or early 1931. The first picture is of the spun aluminium cone, still showing the letter B to help alignment during assembly (the other side says T... Bass/Treble). The second picture shows some pencil writing on the central brace... M T? M J? And the final picture shows the inside construction with light coming through the cut “f” holes. Truly a magical piece of history. And just how much were they selling these instruments for? Well, National were going to price them at $85 bucks but, by the time they launched they had decided on the princely sum of $62.50. The Style O sustained the National company through the depression and was played by the likes of Son House, Bukka White, Blind Boy Fuller and Reverend Gary Davis. And if you’re wondering what the guitar actually looks like, well, you already know. A 1937 Style O was owned by Mark Knopfler and was on the cover of Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms album... . . . #guitar #onthebench #nationalguitars #dobro #guitarhistory #nationalstyleo #iphone7plus #iphoneraw #guitars #history #music #details #resonator #blues

And one last one for this Friday afternoon. Back at it tomorrow! @uptownwaterloo #waterloo #waterlooguitars #guitars #acousticguitar #tenorguitar #resonatorguitar #national #nationalstyleo #vintageguitar #waterlooguitars #collingsguitars @waterlooguitars @collingsguitars #guitarshop

Some of my favourite things (and a banjo). Just out of shot are some of my other favourite things - my 1962 Hammond C3 and my 1 year old grandson! #books #guitars #sitar #resonatorguitar #nationalguitar #gretschhoneydripper #cds #yamahahs80m #nationalstyleo

Got a new gizmo today! Gold Tone ABS mic. I'll see how it goes at my next gig but I really like this design. Amplifying resonator guitars is always problematic - piezo or magnetic pickups don't capture the sound of the resonator cone and microphones on stands are prone to feedback and inconsistent volume - and stick-on mics usually suffer from three issues - the way they attach is insufficiently sturdy or durable (sticky tape basically!), the way the cord attaches is always flimsy and breakable and, (in order to avoid overstraining the sticky tape) the mic itself is so small as to be fragile and not always very good fidelity. This mic seems to solve all those problems - easily clamps onto the tailpiece, jack socket is integral and sturdy (metal housing) and the mic is a decent size without getting in the way. They make a condenser version and a dynamic - I opted for the dynamic so I don't need power and because I usually use an SM57 these days so I'm used to the sound - condenser mics on stage can confuse/upset bad "sound guys" too... I'll review this on my YouTube channel once I've done a gig with it. #goldtone #resonatorguitar #nationalguitar #microphone #livesound #dynamicmic #instrumentmic #guitar #acousticguitar #nationalstyleo

Bread proofing, trying to find some creativity while I wait for that. #guitar #writersblock #nationalstyleo #steelguitar

Just in- early 1930s National Style O with etched Hawaiian scene. Neck is straight, slotted headstock. #blackbookguitars #nationalstyleo #resonator

Eugenio
(@eu_il_vinaio)

2017-01-23 01:41:48

After a closing shift at the restaurant it doesn't get much better than this! Maybe next time I'll be a little less tired! #blues #🤘 #deltables #resonator #guitar #nationalguitars #nationalstyleo #slide #bottleneck #delta #folk #folkore #oldtime #iwokeupthismorning #acoustic #fingerpicking #fingerstyle #guitarpicking #bottleneckblues

(@moinscestplus)

2017-01-01 13:51:05

'I can hear it callin' me the way it used to do ' #2017 #bestwishes #nationalstyleo

Just arrived! A National Style O resonator guitar from 1936. The "Dire Straits" model. #gowanus #retrofretvintageguitars #nationalguitar #vintagenational #resonatorguitar #guitarlove #guitarsofinstagram #guitarra #nationalstyleo

HenryDupuis
(@henry_dupuis)

2016-03-14 16:16:18

Finally found a nut extender for my National! #nationalstyleo #nationalguitar #slideguitar #lapsteel #hawaiianguitar @nationalguitars

HenryDupuis
(@henry_dupuis)

2016-03-14 16:15:25

Finally found a nut extender for my National! #nationalstyleo #nationalguitar #slideguitar #lapsteel #hawaiianguitar @nationalguitars

HenryDupuis
(@henry_dupuis)

2016-03-14 16:15:47

Finally found a nut extender for my National! #nationalstyleo #nationalguitar #slideguitar #lapsteel #hawaiianguitar @nationalguitars

HenryDupuis
(@henry_dupuis)

2015-10-11 08:26:25

Finally got my baby back, tuning her to C6 from now on! #c6tuning #nationalguitar #nationalstyleo #resonatorguitar #slideguitar @nationalguitars

HenryDupuis
(@henry_dupuis)

2015-10-11 08:26:11

Finally got my baby back, tuning her to C6 from now on! #c6tuning #nationalguitar #nationalstyleo #resonatorguitar #slideguitar @nationalguitars