National ResoPhonic
Resonator mandolins

The legend and reputation of National ResoPhonic goes before them. Starting in the days before electric guitars, an object was volume, the tone has become the epitome of the blues sound to many.

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  1. National Resophonic Worksop Visit

    National Resophonic Worksop Visit

    Some photos of my visit to the National Resophonic workshop.

    That's Don bottom left, he also invited me for dinner that night. He's one of the most genuine and and all round nice guys I've met, and I get to meet some real nice folks in my dealings with luthiers.

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    National Resophonic Worksop Visit
  2. National ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass parts

    National ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass parts

    Out of stock
    Great for blues and generally getting that wonderful resonator tone, National ResoPhonic mandolins are also fantastic for their unbelievable volume. I can still remember the first time I tuned one up and did my usual quick and hard three chord run to check tuning, my ears hurt. If you want to be heard in the pub in that noisy jam there is nothing better.

    The tone is nothing like those cheap n' nasty resonators you hear around and about, it is the true mandolin sound with the resonator feel.

    Back and sides walnut
    Tuners Gotoh Open Gear
    Nut Material Bone
    Fretboard Ebony
    Fretboard Binding Ivoroid
    Fretboard Markers Mother of Pearl
    Fretwire W-.053 H.031
    Resonator 9.5" Hand Spun
    Bridge Type Maple Biscuit
    Neck Material Maple
    Top Material Maple
    Lower Bout Width 11.5"
    Width at Nut 1.25"
    Scale Length 14"
    Hardshell Case




    National ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass parts
    National ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass parts
    National ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass parts
  3. National ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass hotplate & parts

    National ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass hotplate & parts

    Out of stock
    This is the walnut model, as above, with the amazing hotplate pickup, if it wasn't loud enough already it will be now...

    Back and sides walnut
    Tuners Gotoh Open Gear
    Nut Material Bone
    Fretboard Ebony
    Fretboard Binding Ivoroid
    Fretboard Markers Mother of Pearl
    Fretwire W-.053 H.031
    Resonator 9.5" Hand Spun
    Bridge Type Maple Biscuit
    Neck Material Maple
    Top Material Maple
    Lower Bout Width 11.5"
    Width at Nut 1.25"
    Scale Length 14"
    Hardshell Case





    National ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass hotplate & partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass hotplate & partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass hotplate & parts
    National ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass hotplate & partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass hotplate & partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass hotplate & parts
    National ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass hotplate & partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass hotplate & partsNational ResoPhonic RM1 Walnut with Antique Brass hotplate & parts

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