National was not only a pioneer of acoustic-amplification with its resonator guitars, but also one of the first to offer electric guitars and amplifiers. Our latest amp is a faithful re-creation of one of National’s famous tube amps from the late 1940s — faithful in both vintage styling and that special classic sound. The 5-watt class-A No. 500 offers a thick, fat tone that’s near impossible to find among current amplifiers. Based on a classic lineup of a 6SL7 octal-tube preamp, 6V6S power stage, and 5Y3GT rectifier, our circuit delivers beautiful clean headroom at lower volumes and fine-grained breakup when the dial is turned up. The presence/boost switch adds a fullness to the sound at lower volumes, but can drive the amp into creamy, bluesy distortion at higher levels. Above all, the No. 500 amp is one of the most responsive, touch-sensitive, and expressive amps you will find. And then as now, it’s hand-wired, point-to-point circuitry for optimal sound quality and long-lasting reliability — just like the vintage originals. This small amp makes for an ideal recording amp or practice companion, and yet still has the power to perform well in smaller venues.
10” Weber Signature speaker
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar And Its Great Hawaiian Musicians, edited and compiled by Lorene Ruymar, stands as the ultimate reference work for people interested in the Hawaiian steel guitar. Lorene Ruymar has condensed the 100 year history of this quintessential Hawaiian instrument into 200 pages, packed with photographs, drawings and information. Contributions are included from over 70 different people, including Jerry Byrd, Bob Brozman, Mike Perlowin, and many others.
This fascinating book covers the origin of the steel guitar and its spread throughout the world; Hawaiian playing styles, techniques and tunings; and more. This is the perfect book for fans of National Guitars and other steel guitars.View full product details
While stocks last, we're offering two sets of brand new Elixir Phosphor Bronze Nanoweb acoustic guitar string sets along with a bonus set of Elixir Optiweb 10 - 46 electric guitar strings for $50 including free shipping Australia-wide! These are our bestselling acoustic guitar strings strings, in our most popular gauge - .012 - .053, with the added value of a set of light gauge long-life guitar strings.
Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with Nanoweb Coating deliver distinctive phosphor bronze warmth and sparkle together with extended tone life.
Elixir Acoustic Guitar Strings are covered with an ultrathin, space-age polymer tube that contacts the string on the tops of the windings only. Elixir Nanoweb coating permits acoustic guitar strings with the feel, bright tone, and punch of traditional strings. Elixirs are the first major innovation in guitar strings in over forty years and they deliver what they promise: great tone and long life no matter what you put them on or how often you play.
Most players report that Elixir Strings keep sounding great 3 to 5 times longer than ordinary strings.
While stocks last, we're offering four sets of brand new Savarez Alliance Corum Classical guitar string sets for $95 including free shipping Australia-wide! These are our bestselling Savarez strings, in either standard tension or high tension.
Savarez Corum Alliance nylon guitar strings includes Corum polished silver basses with KF Alliance trebles. Corum basses offer the same fast response and sound quality of Traditional Wound basses, with greater flexibility for increased modulation and more expressive possibilities. Alliance trebles are made of the now well-known composite monofilament 'KF Alliance' (some people call them carbon strings), exclusive to Savarez. Years of research have been necessary to adapt this material to the demands of musicians; a revolution for guitar players.
Nylon-string guitar players worldwide depend on Savarez guitar strings for uncompromising quality, great playing feel, and reliablility. Savarez has been making strings since 1770, and they have maintained their reputation for excellence throughout that nearly two-and-a-half centuries of existence.
While stocks last, we're offering five sets of brand new D'Addario EJ16 acoustic guitar string sets for $65 including free shipping Australia-wide! These are our bestselling D'Addario strings, in our most popular gauge - .012 - .053.
Phosphor Bronze was introduced to string making by D'Addario in 1974 and has become synonymous with warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone. D'Addario Phosphor Bronze strings are precision wound with corrosion resistant phosphor bronze onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result is long lasting, bright sounding tone with excellent intonation.