National Resoletric Jr.

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by QuickDraw, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Member

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    i put a national resoletric jr. on hold today, anybody have one? looking for plusses and minuses from an unbiased opinion, thanks!!!!

    she's a looker!
     
  2. Ron Thorn

    Ron Thorn Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Quickdraw,

    I had one. I didn't realize it was a solid body with just a counter bore for the cone, I was expecting some chambering. Acoustically it was very quiet as you might expect. Plugged in it sounded more P-90 like then reso-like.
    It sure looked cool though.

    Ron
     
  3. decay-o-caster

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    I had one of the first flavor of Resolectrics. Cool vibe, but not really dobro-ish-only-electric, if that makes any sense. It did a nice jangly thing, but otherwise wasn't really all I hoped it would be.
     
  4. QuickDraw

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    well, good! sounds like just the thing i'm looking for! a electric with a little vibe

    did either of you have the acoustic pickup? or only the p90?
     
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    I had the acoustic pickup plus the P90. Made for a nice blend. But it doesn't sound like a dobro, which really is all about moving air, not moving strings.
     
  6. QuickDraw

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    i was just looking for an electric with a p-90 in it and the jr. seems to fit what i'm after. how much should one pay for a new jr?

    thx for all your help!
     
  7. Ron Thorn

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    I had the one with the P-90 and the acoustic/piezo blend and a flame maple top. I didn't realize there was any other one available. I sold it on e-bay for $1000 about 5 years ago.
     
  8. QuickDraw

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    thanks for the info Ron! BTW you make some beautiful guitars!!!! the trade deal was not to my liking, so looks like i'm puttin my martin 000-15ce up for sale. we'll see how long it takes to sell the martin
     
  9. Ron Thorn

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    thank you for the kind words QD.
    :D
    Ron
     

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