Resolectric has gone through a few changes in its 19 years of production. The current model uses an audiophile-quality Highlander preamp to mix both the magnetic and piezoelectric pickups. A Jason Lollar P-90 pickup sits in the neck position, and a Highlander piezo transducer is fitted under the saddle. The output of each pickup is controlled by independent volume knobs, with a master volume knob to control the instrument's overall output level. A 3-way toggle switch selects which pickups are active. The solid African mahogany body is capped with a Afrian mahogany top bound in pearloid. The Honduras mahogany neck clears 14 frets to the body, highlighted with a diamond inlaid, ebony fretboard.more
> We have these on 'Grounds for Divorce'. National Resolectrics, which sound amazing. Incredible. > > — Matt Skinner, Elbow's guitar tech From [this 2011 interview](https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/interview-elbows-mark-potter-on-taking-build-a-rocket-boys-on-the-road-431594) with Music Radar: > The album's finished now, but that doesn't stop them from tweaking the songs for the road. As they work their way through set closer, The Birds, it's Mark's bluesy slide riff (played on a National Resolectric) that resonates across the room, in contrast to the recording. From [this 2017 interview](http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4150812-planet-gear--elbow): > You hear this at the beginning of ‘Kindling’. I played the riff that we then looped to create the track, but forgot to tune it. So when we came back to the track, it made everything that little bit more fun. We tried to retune it in mixing but it lost all of the character, so in the end we decided to go with the original recording and live with it. If you’re being really precise you might hear it but the vibe of the tune was what we needed. That’s something that applies throughout the album, really.more
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