National Delphi Resonator Acoustic Guitar (NGD-Taupe) (pre-owned)

National Delphi Resonator Acoustic Guitar (NGD-Taupe) (pre-owned)

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Model - Delphi Colour - Taupe Weight - 8lb 13.6oz Serial - D-147 Year - 1995 USA Case - OMHC Condition - 99% Mint As New , one tiny indent on back, by edge bottom right, not through finish Based on the original National Duolian (National's bottom-of-the line steel bodied resonator), the current version is a steel-bodied, 12-fret single resonator. The immediate difference here between both the 14-fret Beltona and Dobro is the longer body length and the sloped shoulder shape.


  • National Delphi Resonator Acoustic Guitar (NGD-Taupe) (pre-owned)


    Model - Delphi
    Colour - Taupe
    Weight - 8lb 13.6oz
    Serial - D-147
    Year - 1995 USA
    Case - OMHC
    Condition - 99% Mint As New , one tiny indent on back, by edge bottom right, not through finish

    Based on the original National Duolian (National's bottom-of-the line steel bodied resonator), the current version is a steel-bodied, 12-fret single resonator. The immediate difference here between both the 14-fret Beltona and Dobro is the longer body length and the sloped shoulder shape. Clearly, not only the increased body area, plus the shorter and theoretically stiffer neck, are factors that many resonator aficionados believe contributes to a superior tone over the 14-fret design. The front is slightly curved, the back dead flat and the two f holes have rounded edges giving the impression that the metal is much thicker than it really is. The resonator-cones coverplate has the traditional nine diamond colander cut outs with four ribs originally included to strengthen the coverplate though now, as the metal used is thicker than the originals are now as much for cosmetics as structural integrity.

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    The neck is mahogany and is noticeably thicker in depth than the Dobro but without the V profile of the Beltona. The single bound rosewood board is flat - favoured by slide players - with simple opaque cream plastic dots. This simplistic style is echoed by the slotted headstock - fitted with three-on-a-strip Irving Sloane tuners - which has a simple transfer National logo. The trapeze string anchor echoes the original design though the body has a newer bronze-coloured finish called aged brass.
    Specifications
    Headstock Style: Slotted
    Headstock Logo: Decal
    Headstock Overlay: None
    Tuners: National Brand
    Nut Material: Bone
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Fretboard Binding: Faux Tortoiseshell
    Fretboard Markers: Ivoroid
    Fretwire: W-.106 H.039
    Resonator: 9.5 Inch Hand Spun
    Bridge Type: Maple Biscuit
    Neck Material: Mahogany
    Top Material: Steel
    Side Material: Steel
    Back Material: Steel
    Upper Bout Width: 10.25 Inch
    Lower Bout Width: 14.00 Inch
    Overal Length: 38.75 Inch
    Depth Of Body: 3.125 Inch
    Widht at Nut: 1.825 Inch
    Width at 12th: 2.3 Inch
    Sdale Length: 25 Inch
    Weight: 8 lbs 13.6 oz
    Hardshell Case: Included

    All our pre-owned guitars and basses are sold freshly set-up & fully serviced in our state-of-the-art guitar workshop. The pre-sale service includes a 21 point check, including:
    • brand new strings
    • action
    • electronic components
    • neck angle and truss rod adjustment
    • hardware
    • fretwork
    • clean and condition inc fretboard
    • saddle/bridge height, radius, intonation
    • nut
    The Absolute multi point pre sales service & setup is free with every pre-owned guitar. Also included is a 12 month warranty*. We provide a 7 day no-quibble money back guarantee on all our used instruments, so you can buy with confidence.
    More images are available on request. For more information*, call the guitar department on 01202 597180 or email at [email protected]

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    Brand National
    Condition Pre-owned

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