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Old 01-14-2021, 12:43 AM
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Interesting, it's funny how rumor's get started. Thanks for clearing that up !!
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Well zzsounds cancelled the sale, said my credit was weak, but AMS made the same deal on the same dobro with no problem except that they too are back ordered. oh well just have to wait i guess.
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I'm getting impatient with AMS, I may cancel the sale and get a used Boxcar instead.....we'll see. or maybe an alligator...
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I switched guitars for practicing slide to a Pono 12-20 because it has 12 frets like the resonator guitars have.....I'm playing thru the Fender Deluxe Reverb, and added some reverb and the guitar sounds great--sometimes....I have a long way to go yet.....
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I just auditioned a 2009 Prototype National Trlolian 12-fret (it actually has the old-timey decal headstock logo), in excellent condition with National HSC for $2150. I don't see this model offered in the current National model lineup.

Do any of you National aficionados have any good or bad things to say about the newer National Triolian 12-Fret Model? Thanks.
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I just auditioned a 2009 Prototype National Trlolian 12-fret (it actually has the old-timey decal headstock logo), in excellent condition with National HSC for $2150. I don't see this model offered in the current National model lineup.

Do any of you National aficionados have any good or bad things to say about the newer National Triolian 12-Fret Model? Thanks.
I bought a new one in walnut burst March 2020. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!



It was made 04/19 for the Twelfth Fret in Toronto. It sat untouched in storage until I bought it. The 12th Fret is a big National dealer so it might have been a special order. Grant is the National guru there. They bring in a lot of neat models not listed on National's website.

https://www.12fret.com/brands/national/
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When I got the artist deal with National it was the first model I chose to have built for me. I love mine! I had them use some extra nice flame maple on the neck and I had some slightly more ornate inlays installed...





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I bought a new one in walnut burst March 2020. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!



It was made 04/19 for the Twelfth Fret in Toronto. It sat untouched in storage until I bought it. The 12th Fret is a big National dealer so it might have been a special order. Grant is the National guru there. They bring in a lot of neat models not listed on National's website.

https://www.12fret.com/brands/national/
well look at that sweet National, the recordings you're making with that guitar sound like it's being loved!
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Old 01-23-2021, 08:22 AM
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I bought a new one in walnut burst March 2020. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!



It was made 04/19 for the Twelfth Fret in Toronto. It sat untouched in storage until I bought it. The 12th Fret is a big National dealer so it might have been a special order. Grant is the National guru there. They bring in a lot of neat models not listed on National's website.

https://www.12fret.com/brands/national/
Thanks, J-Doug! That looks like the prototype in the shop except, as I recall from yesterday, it has the black-and-white National Trolian decal on the headstock.
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When I got the artist deal with National it was the first model I chose to have built for me. I love mine! I had them use some extra nice flame maple on the neck and I had some slightly more ornate inlays installed...




Thanks, Rockabilly! The main difference I can tell between the Triolian and the Style O is that the Triolian body is steel-based whereas the Style O is bell-brass-based. Can you hear much difference between the two body materials? Thanks.
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well look at that sweet National, the recordings you're making with that guitar sound like it's being loved!
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Thanks, J-Doug! That looks like the prototype in the shop except, as I recall from yesterday, it has the black-and-white National Trolian decal on the headstock.
Well I'm not going to tell you to buy it but...
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Thanks, Rockabilly! The main difference I can tell between the Triolian and the Style O is that the Triolian body is steel-based whereas the Style O is bell-brass-based. Can you hear much difference between the two body materials? Thanks.
There is a huge difference in tone to me, the bell brass is softer sounding. Is it a better sound? It's personal taste. I was playing a lot of aggressive blues when I first got my Trioilian and I think that sound works better for that. But for softer fingerpicking I think I would prefer the Style 0.
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There is a huge difference in tone to me, the bell brass is softer sounding. Is it a better sound? It's personal taste. I was playing a lot of aggressive blues when I first got my Trioilian and I think that sound works better for that. But for softer fingerpicking I think I would prefer the Style 0.
Thanks, Rockabilly! Being that I already have a good-sounding, bell-brass Republic Duolian, it would seem like the steel-body National Triolian would be a good reso to get to fulfill my National wishes. I still, however, would like a National Style O to quench my once-local resident Son House thingy.


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