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National Pioneer RP1 'Black Rust' Resonator Acoustic Electric Guitar

For nearly a century the National name has been synonymous with "steel guitar." Our new Pioneer RP-1 ensures that association will remain. Old-world craftsmanship meets modern design in our first steel, hollow-body electric. The National Reso-Phonic Pioneer combines an audiophile-quality bridge pickup with a vintage-style Lollar P-90 neck pickup. An on-board active circuit allows for a wide range of tones. A slim neck profile and narrow string spacing complete this hybrid instrument. With the quality artistry expected in a National, the Pioneer is a unique update to the traditional steel-bodied guitar.

    • Top - Steel

    • Back - Steel

    • Sides - Steel

    • Neck - Hard Rock Maple

    • Fingerboard - Ebony with MOP dots

    • Body Binding - NA

    • Fingerboard Binding  - NA

    • Nut - Bone

    • Headstock - Peghead

    • Truss-Rod - Two way adjustable

    • Headstock Veneer - NA 

    • Tuners - Gotoh

    • Body Finish - Clear High Gloss

    • Neck Finish - Satin polyester resin

    • Case Scheerhorn Deluxe Hardshell


Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide shipping on all accessory orders (excluding bulky items including amplifiers and cases) over $50, and free courier shipping with tracking on all instruments and amplifiers over $599, and cases over $299. We also offer Express shipping options at checkout.

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. Please contact us on (03) 9699 5691 to enquire about a special order. The Acoustic Centre is located at 206 Park St. South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We ship daily at 2pm (Monday to Friday) excluding Victorian public holidays.
You are welcome to pick your order up instore, but we will require photo identification to ensure against fraud. If you require more info on shipping to your area, or have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us via info@acousticcentre.com.au or by phone on (03) 9699 5691.

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Studio19 offers:

  •  Low monthly payments
  •  Apply to buy at any time
  •  Protection plan available
  •  Return anytime after the minimum rental period
  •  No ongoing account keeping fees or charges

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