T-14 Tricone

You say you want a revolution? When John Dopyera launched the first National Tricone back in 1927, he sparked a revolution in guitars by building in three resonators to provide internal acoustic amplification. Now, 91 years later in 2018, National unveils their first 14-fret cutaway Tricone, offering improved playability for modern guitarists but still boasting that famous resonator sound. The T-14 features a formed back and 3 - 1/2" deep body producing similar body volume to its 12 Fret counterpart. A weathered finish evokes National’s long, well-traveled heritage. Capped by an unbound ebony fretboard, the maple neck provides a 25.65-inch-long scale length. The headstock is topped by an ebony overlay with vintage-style tuning machines. The T-14 might combine tradition with modern playability, but the sound is classic. Early National advertisements in 1927 touted the Tricone’s tone, power, and quality of sound, and the new T-14 proudly advances that history.

Specifications

Standard

  • Top - Patina Steel

  • Back - Patina Steel

  • Sides -Patina Steel

  • Neck - Hard Rock Maple

  • Fingerboard - MOP Dots

  • Body Binding - NA

  • Fingerboard Binding  - NA

  • Nut - Bone

  • Headstock - Peghead

  • Truss-Rod - Two way adjustable

  • Headstock Veneer - Ebony

  • Tuners - National

  • Body Finish - Hand Patina 

  • Neck Finish - Satin polyester resin

  • Case National Deluxe Hardshell

Options

  • 14 Fret

  • Weathered Steel Finish

  • Steel Body

  • Brass Body

Pickups

  • National Slimline

  • Lollar P-90 at Neck position

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DIMENSIONS

Nut Width - 1.82"

12th Fret Width - 2.3"

String Spacing E-E - 1.56"

Body Depth - 3.12"

Scale Length - 25 21/32"

Fingerboard Radius - 16"

Weight - 8 Lbs 14 oz. 

Strings John Pearse #790NR Set

.013 .017 Silvered Steel

.026 .036 .046 .056 Bronze Wound

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