SOLD - National ResoRocket WB Steel - USA 2016
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The National ResoRocket WB Steel is a guitar model made by the National Reso-Phonic Guitar company, a well-known manufacturer of resonator guitars.
The ResoRocket model is a single-cone resonator guitar, which means it produces a distinctive, bright and metallic sound. The body of the guitar is made of wood hence the WB (wood body), and it features a vintage-inspired design with a cutaway.
- Body Material: Mahogany with a figured maple top and back
- Body Finish: Sunburst finish with clear gloss topcoat
- Body Style: Resonator guitar with cutaway
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Neck Shape: C profile
- Scale Length: 25"
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 16"
- Number of Frets: 19 (12 to body)
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.825"
- Bridge: Maple biscuit bridge with ebony/Maple saddle
- Tuning Machines: National Brand open gear
- Pickup System: Hotplate pickup system with built-in preamp and EQ
- Controls: Volume, tone, and blend controls for the Hotplate pickup system
- Case: Hardshell case included
This guitar is more than just a pretty face. Its wood body gives it a distinctive and warm tone that is hard to find in steel-bodied guitars. The combination of the maple top and mahogany back produces a rich, resonant sound that is both balanced and dynamic. The resonator cone, with its signature metallic twang, adds an extra layer of character and texture to the guitar's sound.
The after-market added Hotplate pickup system offers the player the flexibility and convenience of amplified sound without sacrificing the guitar's natural tone. With its built-in preamp and EQ, the Hotplate system allows for precise control over volume, tone, and blend, ensuring that the guitar sounds just as good amplified as it does unplugged.
In short, this 2016 National Retrorocket Wood Body guitar is a stunning and versatile instrument that is sure to inspire any musician lucky enough to play it. Whether you're a bluesman looking for a warm and soulful sound, or a rocker looking for that metallic bite, this guitar has something to offer. So, pick it up, plug it in, and let its unique and beautiful sound carry you away.