1930 National Style O Resonator w/ Biscuit, Round Neck, Nickel-Plated Steel Body; Comes with Original Hard Case and Pro-Setup

Here we have a 1930 National Style O Biscuit Resonator at Pittsburgh Guitars!  This Style O has a round, stained-Maple neck with a slight soft-V shape.  The fingerboard has a flat radius, as it was meant to be played with a slide.  The Nickel-plated Steel body has a brighter sound, as opposed to Brass (which is slightly darker sounding and physically heavier), and is adorned with the Hawaiian-themed palm trees / landscape etchings.  The single resonator cone projects nicely, especially on the top-treble strings.

This 1930 National Resonator is in very good condition, considering it is almost a century old!  Our shop repairman has performed a neck reset on the guitar so it can be played fretted with minimal issue.  The close-up pictures where the neck heel joins the body shows evidence of the neck reset performed.  The original tuning gears have been lubricated and function appropriately.  The “D” and “G” string tuning shafts are slightly bent; but pose no problem.  As seen in the pictures, the instrument has acquired a decent amount of natural aging.  There is a lot of metal pitting on the body, but very little rusting which is nice.  There are a few small dings on the body; more on the back than the top.  The finished neck shows a bit of checking and finish wear, but in very good shape.  The vintage frets do not display any major wear as well.  There is a small chip on the backside of the slotted-headstock (as seen in the photo).

The 1930 National Style O Resonator is back in playing condition; and ready to go to it’s next home! Even the original hard case is in good condition! Feel free to message us about the 1930 National Style O!!