"This is a 1931 National Trilolian. The sound of the delta blues. I bought this in Indianapolis in 2001. I was priced lower than the reissues on the rack. Oh well, great buy!" Taken from Joe Bonamassa's [website](http://jbonamassa.com/joes-guitar-of-the-week/guitar-of-the-week-5-1931-national-trilolian/).more
According to this *Music Radar* [article](http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/guitars/rory-gallaghers-gear-the-key-guitars-amps-and-effects-546815/15) "Rory used the National resonator (left) for some thrilling slide work on his cover of Tony Joe White’s As The Crow Flies on the much-loved Irish Tour ’74 album. Likewise, the Esquire (right) also began to find favour around that time, again for slide work." It also mentions that this guitar was used on his 1974 Tour.more
"I play the dirty blues. I play a lot of slide guitar. I also fingerpick a lot. The resonator is the perfect guitar for those things. Resonators have a big, raw, heavy sound. I love how they rattle and buzz when you beat on them. My advice to resonator players would be to play ’em loud and play ’em dirty. Crank the treble down and the bass up. Let it rip with some fingerpickin’ blues. Open tunings for life. Don’t mind the high action or the rattles and buzzes. It all adds to those ancient sounds rolling around those reso cones"more
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