This is a vintage 1933 National Triolian resonator guitar. This particular example, serial number 3277W, is in very nice all original condition. This square neck example features a beautiful Walnut sunburst finish, and aside from some inevitable finish-flaking, is in otherwise very clean well-preserved condition. This no issues instrument includes the original case, which remains in correspondingly excellent shape.
This ’33 National Triolian features: a steel body construction, a single cone resonator, the original Polychrome Walnut sunburst finish, a rare version 1-piece square maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard which meets at the 14th fret, upper F-holes, slotted peghead, original Biscuit bridge, 3-on-a-side nickel tuning machines with Ivoriod buttons, and a trapeze tailpiece.
This guitar sounds incredible. The resonator is in excellent functional condition, and does not exhibit cone fatigue or residual structural distortion. It is particularly loud, and rich in tone.
Though the guitar displays the aforementioned finish flakes, it is in otherwise surprisingly fine condition. The finish is generally very bright and sheen, and the neck is lightly grazed with delicate weather-checking, but the guitar does not display typical or expected playing wear. There are no serious dents to the body, and the structural integrity is very fine.