Sonic Evaluation

WHOAH! This vintage National square-neck resonator sounds glorious! Its highs chime sweetly, its midrange is robust and round, and the lows are huge and warm. You can also get the perfect amount of twang out of the attack. Anyone seeking a vintage resonator that sounds huge should check this serial out!

Condition Report

This vintage National is in excellent condition with typical vintage wear. The finish has earned some war wounds over its eight decades of life, and there is some wear on the bridge cover and on both bouts of the top. It comes with its original, battered-yet-functional hardshell case.


Brand Vintage
ModelNational Style 1 Tricone
Weight8.12 lbs.
Body TypeGerman Silver (Nickel Alloy with Nickel Plating)
Neck WoodGerman Silver with Mahogany Headstock
FingerboardBound Ebony
Fingerboard InlaysRoman Numeral Trapezoid fingerboard inlays
Scale Length25”
Width at Nut2 1/8"
Nut MaterialVintage Plastic Nut
Tuners6 Klusons
CaseOriginal Hardshell Case

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Wildwood Pre-Owned
Serial Number: 1940

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