National Don Resonator Guitars

Description: National Don Resonator Guitars
Available: 1934 to 1936.

General Comments: 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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A 1935 National Don Style 1 roundneck guitar (Spanish style) in an original hardshell case:

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