New national resophonic steel guitars for national reso-phonic makes uniquely american instruments the resophonic guitar was invented in 1925 by john dopyera. The american tradition of national guitars: tricone guitars, vintage guitars, single cone guitars, resonator, baritone guitar. Acoustic & electric steel guitar with slack-key (national steel guitar) on the bass strings of the steel guitar hilo march (joseph ae‘a) - dating back to. National made nickel silver, hawaiian guitars, mandolins, tenor guitars, and ukuleles their design shows a strong art deco influence, very modernistic, and a true blending of art and industry no nationals were made between 1942 and 1989, when don young and mcgregor gaines started the national reso-phonic guitar company.
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National made no dobro® guitars after world war ii subject: re: old national brand lap steel guitar identification from: jetpowercom-ga on 29 may 2004 16:49 pdt. Rock-n-roll and leo fender would soon change the course of electric guitar, guitars would become acoustic guitars, electric spanish guitars would simply become guitars, and with the adoption of the hawaiian guitar into country western, the hawaiian would become the steel guitar design advancements of the steel guitars. Vintage dobros a guide the model 32 had a painted steel body cut by the same router used on national guitars of that period.
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