National Reso-Phonic Style 0, based upon National’s flagship model single-cone resonator that was introduced in 1930.
Instantly recognizable, it features a brass body polished to a mirror-like shine, plated in nickel, and finally etched with that famous scene depicting the allure of the Aloha Isles. The maple neck is finished in a traditional sunburst and capped by an ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard topped by vintage-style tuners.
Not as well suited to Hawaiian music as their Tricone counterparts, the Style 0 resonators found favour with standard-style guitarists and were adopted particularly by bluesmen (Bukka White and Son House being notable examples). They have a more focused tone than the diffused sound of the tricones, still retaining a sweetness that Nationals are known for.
Adding to the already iconic status, the 14-fret Style 0 was of course featured on the cover of Dire Straits “Brother In Arms” album, raising it’s profile even further.
In both look and sound, the Style 0 is a timeless classic, our 14-fret example is in perfect condition with the original hardshell case.