When he invented the original National Tricone all the way back in 1927, John Dopyera was seeking to create a louder guitar with internal amplification — but he also insisted that the guitar’s tone be absolutely clear.
Why We Love This
This brass-bodied National Tricone brings the vision of the Dopyera brothers into the modern age! While many Style 1 Tricone guitars are built with steel, this instrument rings true (no pun intended) to the prototypes from 85 years ago.
The Tricone construction offers unparalleled volume, projection, and depth of tone ~ qualities once necessary for competing with the volume of a big band that now make it easier for guitarists from multiple styles to coax huge sound from their instrument no matter what the musical context.
This guitar is upgraded with a cutaway, and priced with deluxe hardshell case from National Guitars.