National Don Resonator Guitars
Description: National Don Resonator Guitars
Available: 1934 to 1936.
National's highest quality single cone resonator replacing 12 fret Style N model,
German silver body with nickel plating (same metal as used on National Tricones),
pearloid peghead veneer with engraved National logo, round mahogany neck,
slotted peghead, bound ebony fingerboard, 14 frets clear of the body,
"DON" engraved on handrest. Came in three style numbers: Style 1 (border line
engraving and dot fingerboard inlays),
Style 2 ("modernistic" body engraving somewhat resembling sheaves
of flowers and diamond fingerboard inlays), and
Style 3 ("conventional" flower-style body engraving and diamond fingerboard inlays).
If you need to figure out the exact year of your National Don guitar, use the serial number.
All Don serial number are located on the body by the end pin and should start
with the letter "X".
See the National Serial Number Info web page
for help determining the exact year.
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