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    Default Tenor Metal Body Resonator Guitar

    This looks interesting www.ebay.com/itm/165993899178

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    Im not sure but that neck looks pretty long. Could it be a plectrum? Neck joins body around fret 15 or 16.

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    Default Re: Tenor Metal Body Resonator Guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I’m not sure but that neck looks pretty long. Could it be a plectrum? Neck joins body around fret 15 or 16.

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    You are right (that's why he's a moderator and I'm not. lol).
    I gotta stop looking at stuff on ebay between 3:00am and 5:28am (but the neighbors dog was barking... Sic 'Em, Java).

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    Sorry, I am not a moderator, just a blabbermouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Sorry, I am not a moderator, just a blabbermouth.
    Blabbermouth, Moderator that's just semantics. You should be a Moderator. You have answered as many of my questions as Mike Edgerton. Also, the back and forth between you and Mike is one of the best things about Mandolin Cafe. Informative and entertaining.

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    Default Re: Tenor Metal Body Resonator Guitar

    I have a Triolian tenor like this, although mine has a wood body. Neck/body joint is between frets 15 and 16 just like mine, so yes, this is a tenor.

    A Triolian plectrum looks like this, with the joint between frets 19 and 20:
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    Thanks, Martin. I am not used to seeing the small guitar body. I stand corrected. My National tenor is a pear-shaped single cone.
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    Looking at the two side by side, I can see how it can be confusing.

    Nice to have all that room above the twelfth fret. Makes ya wonder why National couldn't do, just a little bit of that, on their six strings.

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    Picked this up this morning. This should satisfy my resonator search. Had to drive 150 miles. Listed for $1,000?!?!? Can't argue with that. Warranty is in his name so she's not stolen (I worry, then again I've got a few missing instruments floating around, out there). The newer National's are made better than the old ones (IMHO). Laminated wood but so are the originals. Did not think I would like it as much as a metal body National but after playing her... I'm impressed. She's a National Radio Tone Bend-A-Way with case.

    Still, gotta wonder what that tenor sounded like.
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    Was concerned with pictures 9 & 10 and just got this from the seller.
    New message from: mdestate (2,223RED_STAR Star)
    There are no spilts and cracks in the body or neck. There are chips to finish and wear. Thank you and good luck!

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    That's a nice one Mike. Can I borrow it for a few days? And play like I'm Jerry Douglas [is that his name].

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    Lane, If you can play like Jerry Douglas... WE'RE GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER!!!

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    Sold for $1,152.00 [ 24 bids ] plus $100.00 Economy Shipping (no case).

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