National Style O Resonator Guitar

This National guitar from
Greg's collection dates back
to 1933, and was recently acquired while in Upstate New York. The National instrument company was started in California during the mid-1920's by John Dopyera and George Beauchamp who invented the resonator guitar which was made of metal and utilized an internal aluminum cone to acoustically capture, amplify and project the
guitar's unique tone. The
shiny, loud "ampliphonic resonator" sound of the National guitar has been used throughout the last eight decades primarily by blues musicians, although many singer/songwriters employ resonator guitars because of their unique sound quality. Resonator guitars were made popular by legendary blues artists such as Son House, Bukka White & Blind Boy
Fuller. This particular National is only used by Greg for
writing and recording.