National Reso-Phonic NRP 'Barnyard Blue' Steel Resonator

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

Introducing the National NRP 'Barnyard Blue' Steel Resonator, a faithful reproduction of the iconic vintage Duolian guitar that defined the sound of an era. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this modern reissue surpasses its predecessors in quality, playability, and tone. Prepare to be captivated by its hauntingly beautiful sound and undeniable mojo.

The NRP Series stays true to the original design, featuring a thin-gauge steel body with flat-cut f-holes and a traditional sieve resonator cover-plate. The formed back adds to its authentic vintage appeal. The mahogany neck, equipped with a truss rod for precise adjustment, boasts an unbound ebony fretboard adorned with mother-of-pearl position markers. Vintage-style plain tuners, an ebony nut, and the iconic "National" stamp on the slotted headstock complete the classic aesthetic.

But it's the unmistakable sound of the NRP 'Barnyard Blue' Steel Resonator that truly sets it apart. Its powerful, loud projection is coupled with a deep and warm tonal character reminiscent of the revered vintage 1930s Duolian guitars. Every note you play will be infused with the rich heritage and timeless mojo that make National resonators legendary.

Embrace the allure of a bygone era with the National NRP 'Barnyard Blue' Steel Resonator. Its custom reliced finish exudes vintage charm, while its modern construction ensures impeccable build quality and exceptional tone. Experience the magic of this extraordinary instrument, available now at Acoustic Centre, the ultimate destination for discerning guitar aficionados.

  • Body - Steel

  • Neck - Mahogany

  • Fingerboard - Ebony

  • Headstock - Slotted

  • Tuners - National

  • Body Finish - Reliced aged 'Barnyard Blue'

  • Neck Finish - Satin polyester

  • Case - National Deluxe Hardshell

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

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We endeavour to show the actual instrument in stock whenever possible, but the guitar in stock may differ slightly from the one shown on our website. Materials used can look different from guitar to guitar, including timber grain and colour, parts colours and finishing. If an instrument is a one-of-a-kind or preowned guitar, the picture will always be of the actual guitar in stock, but production models may have slight variations to the picture shown.

If you're after a particular look, feel free to email us at or send us a message through our chat service to request photos of the actual guitar in stock. We are more than happy to send through pictures of all in-stock guitars, to make your choice easier.

Please note that returns will not be accepted for variations in timber grain /  colouring, finish variations and parts colouring, unless there is a fault with the instrument. If you have any questions at all regarding an instrument's appearance, just drop us a line - we're always happy to send photos, and if we have more than one instrument in stock you'll be able to choose the exact guitar that you receive!

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