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here's something interesting: short scale National resonator

 
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Alex W
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:07 pm    Post subject: here's something interesting: short scale National resonator Reply with quote

http://artisanguitars.com/national-short-scale-single-cone-square-neck-ben-harper-lap-steel



Too bad it's a square neck. (And nearly four thousand dollars.) Apparently it's the twin of a custom one-off made for Ben Harper:

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Many years ago, skilled guitarist, singer / songwriter & Grammy Award winner Ben Harper conspired with the team at National ResoPhonic to design & build a custom lap steel to his personal specifications. When one of our builders takes on a project for such a revered artist, they sometimes build twin instruments, just to offer them the opportunity to choose between two guitars.

The design elements that Ben Harper submitted included the need for a short scale square-neck lap steel, akin to his trademark Weissenborn lap guitars. That is where any similarity ceased.

This custom resonator utilized a traditional single cone Triolian laminate Mahogany wood body, custom fitted with a knee bevel for comfort during extended play. Incorporating a custom rope-pattern wood binding borrowed from their iconic Western D model, luthiers at National also added a matching rope-pattern purfling inlay which outlines the bright nickel cover plate.

Stored in its case for more than 10 years since it was 1st built, this custom one-of-a-kind guitar is already a 'closest classic', and in perfect condition. If you're a Ben Harper fan, you might relish the fact that you can purchase this new National, built exactly like Ben's in every detail - with the comfort & knowledge that this unique custom build will never be repeated.

Offered new with factory case and warranty, step back in time with this beautifully crafted National... A wonderful addition to any steel guitar collection!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

even if it was a C or V neck it the fretboard is really wide, like to wide to play with anything other than slide/pickin
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stick a jag trem on it
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:24 am    Post subject: Re: here's something interesting: short scale National reson Reply with quote

Alex W wrote:
Too bad it's a square neck.


Is it really though, since this is strictly a lap-steel for at least 3 reasons?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
even if it was a C or V neck it the fretboard is really wide, like to wide to play with anything other than slide/pickin


Chode-neck
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