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The History and Artistry of National Resonator Instruments

By Bob Brozman

Book. Guitar Reference. Softcover. 294 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications (HL.154).

Item Number: HL.154

ISBN 0931759706. 9x12 inches.

These beautiful instruments have long been a favorite with musicians. This book is a history, source book and owner's manual for players and fans which covers the facts and figures necessary for serious collectors. In addition to many black and white historical photos, there is also a 32-page color section highlighting models. The book covers the company's full history, specific styles and models of all instruments, Hawaiian, blues, and jazz artists who have used Nationals, a history of their advertising, set-up and maintenance, and much more. Appendixes include serial numbers for all instruments, a company chronology and a Hawaiian Artist Discography.

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    Todd Hart
    Dallas, TX
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  • September 16, 2001 Indespensible for National Owners

    If you own a National Resophonic Guitar, you NEED to own this book. Brozman's insights into the development and history of this unique instrument as well as tremendously helpful hints on setup and playing style make this an indespensible work. Note that the book really focuses on the original...

    National guitars. It was published before the latest incarnation of National began producing steel- bodied guitars a few years back. As a result the book may be of slightly less ultility to those looking for insight into the newer models.

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