1993 National Resolectric

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This lovely and very rare (1 of 78 ever made) National Resolectric 2 was generously donated to the Front Porch for their fund-raiser. I’m just the middleman.

The Front Porch is a non-profit roots music school based in Charlottesville, Virginia. They host classes, workshops, master classes, weekly jams, and performances. Their instructors–professional musicians themselves–offer lessons and group classes in a variety of musical styles, including bluegrass, old time, gospel, acoustic blues, and folk.

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The resolectric is in remarkable condition, barely played, frets brushed up, board oiled, and strung and intonated with GHS burnished nickel 11s.

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We believe it to be a one-owner instrument acquired from Gruhn Guitars.

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The resolectric 2 has a solid mahogany body, a flame maple neck, a rosewood board, a Highlander piezo transducer for the resonator cone and a lipstick tube single coil at the neck.

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The controls are a gain and master for the on board preamp that runs both pickups. It’s a very cool, organic set-up. Fresh nine volts, transparent copper knobs, and a super cool grained ivoroid pickguard too.

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It all comes together beautifully. These resolectrics are terrific slide guitars, but they can be delicate, jangly, or mean in a variety of styles, clean or dirty.

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All proceeds from this auction will help fund the Front Porch’s charitable operations: their scholarship program and collaborations and partnerships with local schools and community organizations, including the new Roots and Wings music education program.

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The Roots and Wings project serves low-income elementary and middle school students and is designed to further student interest, initiative, and passion. It supports them as they find their voice, and facilitates peer-to-peer relationship-building through music.

Take it with you in the fitted G&G case

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(which is missing one foot).

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It’s the perfect home for the fancy truss rod cover, bone nut, and white button klusons:

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Buy it, get an outrageously cool and unspeakably rare guitar, and pay it forward to the next generation of musicians!

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