The latest version of the standard M-14. The newly improved M-14T features a 4" deep body, improving the low end response and creating a louder, punchier instrument. The body is composed of laminate top and back, and solid mahogany sides. This instrument also features a mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and mother-of-pearl position markers.
Playing this stunning guitar, it is very easy to get lost in the warmth of it's voice. Like playing a vintage radio, or the feeling of a good vinyl record, the classic sound of all National guitars come from the iconic AlNiCo National cones. Hand-spun, these cones are vital to making any resonator sound like a classic.
Mahogany is a good wood to anchor a discussion of tones, as a lot of other wood tones can be described in relation to it. Its essential sonic profile is well represented in the midrange frequencies. Acoustic guitars in general tend to live in the midrange portion of the sound spectrum, but mahogany in particular displays a lot of midrange character.
The tone of the Thunderbox is much larger and fuller than the other wood body Nationals, thanks to the deeper body. When compared to the metal bodied Nationals, the wood bodies are much warmer with a bit more controlled reverberation.
Hardshell case included.
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NATIONAL EL TROVADOR RESONATOR
Designed in collaboration with Mike Dowling, this single cone guitar is patterned after the famous El Trovador produced from 1932-1933 Similar to its predecessor, our El Trovador guitar features a large, 4" deep body constructed of mahogany.The body is bound in multi-layer celluloid, with a matching purfling border around the coverplate. A wood soundwell houses the resonator. An ebony fretboard is mated to a solid mahogany neck, capped with a rosewood headstock overlay. The El Trovador's deep, unique voice has made it our most popular guitar in recent years. Includes National hard case.View full product details
NATIONAL HP-BN HOTPLATE CHROME
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NATIONAL M1 MAHOGANY TRICONE RESONATOR
After years of research and development, National Reso-Phonic Guitars is proud to introduce to you our new wood-body M-1 Tricone! At nearly 3.3 lbs. lighter than its metal-body counterpart, this instrument features laminated mahogany body construction, highlighted by a sturdy wood soundwell and hand-painted steel cover- plate. The new M-1 combines the unmistakable sound of a Tricone with the warmth of a wood-body. Outfitted with our new-alloy cones and aluminum T-bridge, we believe this instrument to be quite versatile. Includes a National hard case.
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NATIONAL NRP 14 FRET BLACK STEEL RESONATOR
The new NRP-14 fret model captures the look and feel of an original 14 fret National Duolian. The thin-gauge steel body is highlighted by rolled "f" holes, a formed back, and period-correct, traditional ribbed coverplate.Œæ Each body is hand painted to capture the look of the originals. Each mahogany neck clears 14 frets to the body and features an unbound ebony fretboard complete with mother-of-pearl position markers. Vintage-style plain tuners, ebony nut, and "National" stamped headstock complete the look of this classic. Comes with a National case.
NATIONAL NRP TRICONE STEEL BLACK RESONATOR
The NRP Tricone borrows many of its features from our single cone NRP guitar. The body is made from thin-gauge steel and has a formed back. Each is carefully hand painted at our factory in San Luis Obispo, Ca. A mahogany neck clears 12 frets to the body and features an unbound ebony fretboard complete with inlaid mother-of-pearl position markers. Tuners are vintage-style engraved, open gear. Includes a National hard case.
NATIONAL NRP TRICONE STEEL RESONATOR
The brushed steel NRP Tricone was designed for players who prefer the tone of a steel body but want the look of a plated guitar. A Mahogany neck clears 12 frets to the body and features an unbound ebony fretboard complete with mother-of-pearl position markers. Engraved, open gear white button tuners complete the vintage look. All in all, this is a truly amazing tri-cone from National.
What a fantastic new model from the crew at National Resophonic guitars. Steam Punk looks with classic National tone. This amazing instrument has a thin all steel body construction with Highlander Piezo and Lollar P-90 pickup combination, 25" scale length and comes in the Uber-Cool "Black Rust" Finish.View full product details
NATIONAL RESOLECTRIC REVOLVER RESONATOR
Our 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. Includes a National hard case.View full product details
NATIONAL RESOROCKET. WOODEN BODY RESONATOR
Introduced at the 2013 NAMM show, the wood body, single cone resonator cutaway is a killer instrument. It features an all Mahogany body, with 12 fret body join and cutaway, allowing for easy access to upper register. This guitar simply begs to be played with a bottle neck. Additional standard appointments on this new model feature grained Ivoroid body and neck bindings, a 9.5" single resonator cone, ebony fingerboard with MOP dot inlays and a slotted headstock with pearloid overlay. Includes a National hard case.
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NATIONAL STYLE 0 12 FRET BRASS RESONATOR
The flagship model, the Style O recreates the look and feel of the original 1930's single resonator guitars.This brass bodied instrument is polished to a mirror-like shine, nickel plated, and finally etched with the distinctive Hawaiian palm tree design.The maple neck is finished in a traditional sunburst. An ivoroid bound ebony fretboard and vintage-style engraved tuners complete the look of this timeless classic. Includes a National hard case.View full product details
NATIONAL STYLE 0 14 FRET REPLICON RESONATOR
Each Replicon begins its life as a Style O. The guitar then goes through a distress and ageing process. The entire instrument is pre-aged and worn individually by hand for the same authentic look and feel of it's vintage 1930's counterpart, resulting in an instrument that looks and feels like it's been played for 75+ years. Includes a National hard case.View full product details
NATIONAL STYLE 1 TRICONE RESONATOR
The Style 1 Tricone shares many of its' features with the original National Tricone created by the Dopyera brothers in the late 1920's. The brass body is polished to a mirror-like shine and nickel plated. The mahogany neck, finished in a rich mahogany burst, has an ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard.The vintage-style tuning machines sit on a traditional slotted headstock, complete with our distinctive National shield decal. Includes a National hard case.
NATIONAL STYLE O 14 FRET RESONATOR
Our reproduction Style O-14 Fret meets the demands of players needing easier access to the higher frets.Based on the original 1937 model, the hard rock maple neck clears 14 frets to the body. The brass body is made of thin gauge material polished to a mirror-like shine, nickel plated and etched with the traditional Hawaiian scene.The "chicken-foot" coverplate, formed back, and inlaid rosewood peghead complete the authentic look of this guitar. Includes a National hard case.
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NATIONAL VS-1 VILLEX SLIMLINE PICKUP
This dual-coil humbucking thinline pickup, measuring .215” thick, is designed to be affixed to the top of a guitar at the end of the fretboard. You can route the lead wire inside or outside of the guitar body. The first mounting style is to affix the pickup using the provided 3M® double-stick tape and route the wire outside of the guitar to the endpin. This mounting technique requires no modification to your instrument. The second mounting technique offers two options--run the lead wire through the soundhole inside the body, or drill a 1/8” hole underneath the pickup and run the wire internally. In either case, the lead wire is then hardwired to the provided ¼” jack that must be permanently mounted in the desired location.
This National Slimline pickup incorporates all of the best qualities of an extremely warm sounding humbucker, while still being microphonic enough to amplify the nuances of the actual resonator vibrations. You can hear the tonal differences between a Tricone and a Single-cone set up.
These pickups are very hard to get and never last long, so jump on one now while you can.
Pre Owned National Radio Tone Bendaway Resonator Guitar
This is the cutaway version of National’s now discontinued Radio Tone acoustic, otherwise known as the “Radio-Tone Bendaway”. The laminate maple construction of the National ResoPhonic Radio Tone appealed to many buyers for its ability to have a wide variety of sounds. The cutaway or “Bendaway” was added as many slide players want to be able to hit the octave in open tunings without effort.
The wood (maple laminate) bodied guitars from National have always provided a certain warmth and response that you simply cannot get from a metal-bodied guitar. The bass response is always present, the midrange has gorgeous growl when played with slide, and the trebles will round and full. Slide players will enjoy the upper access that the cutaway provides, while not sacrificing any of the tone that National’s provide. This pre-owned 2008 model is in fairly good condition with the only alteration being a removed pickup system at some stage, leaving just a unused side-jack hole.
Comes with a National Hard Case.