National Guitars

Beautiful, massive stock of Instruments that are AVAILABLE NOW and ready to ship, with many more, very soon. Please do ASK me! Updated Nov. 10, 2019. See below. And, enjoy several videos.

You can get every model now available from National Reso-Phonic and Scheerhorn, right here. Please email catfishkeith@catfishkeith.com or call at 319-338-3614. I will help you find the National or Scheerhorn that’s perfect for you, at a good and fair price.

I do offer some of the best service and best prices you will find, and I have 40 years of experience as a professional, hands-on, National playing musician. I love these guitars and am excited to help you get a new National! Here are some Customer Testimonials.

My prices include a National hard case, no sales tax (except in Iowa), and FREE SHIPPING in the USA (except Alaska & Hawaii). I charge the actual shipping cost outside of USA, please enquire.

Got a customized dream guitar in mind? I’m happy to help you. Email or call me anytime. There are loads of possibilities. Want, say, a Red or Blue NRP or Triolian, or a Piccolo or Tenor Guitar? Or maybe a custom engraved guitar in German Silver? Baritone or 7- or 12-string version? A different headstock, neck, action or fingerboard inlays? Pickup installed? Just ask me, I will make it happen for you.

How to Order, Customizing, Pickup Install, and More!

ETAs on most instruments ordered (not available now or ready to ship), are 1-2 months. Engraved (such as Style O Deluxe and Styles 1.5 through Style 4) and highly customized instruments take longer, please inquire.

My inventory changes often, sometimes daily. There are many instruments in stock, many immediately available, and many are on order. I do try to keep this page updated. Please always feel free to ask me anything!

Please do contact me via email (probably the fastest), phone (319-338-3614 in USA) or message to confirm the status of any instrument. I respond. Day, night, and on weekends, just as quickly as I can. Happy to help you.

NOTE: I will keep the instruments I have ordered in previous years at their original lower pricing, as I can, until they are sold.  ALSO NOTE: National’s pricing went up by 5% for 2019.

This has become a long page over the years, keep scrolling down to find, first Scheerhorns, then National Single Cones, Tricones, Tenor, Ukes and Mandolins. I built this page myself, in 1998; I hope to “get modern” someday soon, but for now, just keep scrolling. Alright!

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INSTRUMENTS YOU CAN GET NOW

FREE SHIPPING in USA (except AK & HI), hard case, no sales tax in USA (except Iowa).

AVAILABLE and ON ORDER (please do ask me, these are ready to ship, NOW!):   

NEW NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC GUITARS – ready to ship now:     

~ Dueco 14 Fret $4120 (see pics)
~ El Trovador $3670
~ El Trovador w/ Hotplate $4030
~ El Trovador CUTAWAY $3870
~ El Trovador CUTAWAY w/ Hotplate $4230
~ Estralita Deluxe 14 Fret $3220
~ Estralita Deluxe 12 Fret $3220
~ M1 Tricone $3310
~ M1 Tricone CUTAWAY $3850
~ M1 Tricone SQUARENECK $3490
~ M2 Mahogany $2860
~ M2 Mahogany TRANSLUCENT BLUE $3040 (ASK me for pictures!)
~ M14 Mahogany 14 Fret $2860
~ M14T Thunderbox Denim $2860
~ M14T Thunderbox Revolver $2860
~ NRP Black Rust 12 Fret $2950
~ NRP Black Rust DELUXE 14 Fret $3310
~ NRP Black Rust Tricone $3310
~ NRP Chipped Ivory 12 Fret $2770
~ PICCOLO NRP Navy Blue $2950
~ NRP Steel 14 Fret $3040
~ Pioneer Chipped Ivory $3580
~ Pioneer Wood (Alder) Body Translucent Blue $2590
~ Pioneer Wood (Alder) Body Translucent Ivory $2590
~ NEW MODEL! ~ RADIO TONE ANTIQUE BRASS 14 FRET $3670 – ASK ME FOR PICTURES!
~ NEW! ~ Reso Lectric Blue $3310
~ Reso Rocket NRP navy blue $3310
~ Reso Rocket NRP Pewter $3310
~ Reso Rocket WB DEEP BODY $3400
~ Reso Rocket Wood Body $3400
~ Style 1 Tricone $4210
~ Style 1 BARITONE Tricone $4570
~ Style N 14 Fret with Hotplate & Strap Button $4030
~ Style O 14 Fret $3670
~ Style O 12 Fret Replicon $3940
~ Style O WEATHERED STEEL 12 Fret $3310
~ Triolian POLYCHROME 14 Fret $3490

UKULELES – ready to ship now:
~ Koa Uke w/ Rope Binding $3490
~ Maple Ukulele $2320
~ Mahogany Ukulele $2320
~ Style O Ukulele $2860

MANDOLINS – ready to ship now:
~ RMV Vintage Mandolin Maple w/ Steel (aka Rubbed Nickel finish) Parts $2860.
~ RMV Vintage Mandolin Maple w/ Steel (aka Rubbed Nickel finish) Parts and add HOTPLATE Pickup $3260

TENORS – ready to ship now:
~ Tenor Mahogany Wood Body $3040
~ Triolian W-Series Tenor $2950

ORDERS COMING in FEB, MARCH & FURTHER

(Note: most instruments can be complete in 2-4 months):

GUITARS:
~ M1 Tricone CUTAWAY $3850
~ NRP Antique Brass 14 Fret $3210 Style O Lightning Bolt
~ NRP BARNYARD BLUE 12 Fret $2950
~ NRP Barnyard NAVY Blue 12 Fret $2950
~ NRP Barnyard NAVY Blue 14 Fret $2950
~ NRP Black 14 Fret $2970
~ NRP Black Rust 14 Fret $2950
~ NRP Black Rust DELUXE 12 Fret $3310 (w/ Charlie Christian Lollar Pickup)
~ NRP Chipped Ivory DEL. 12 Fret $3130
~ NRP Chipped Ivory DEL. 14 Fret $3130
~ NRP Chipped Ivory 14 Fret $2950
~ NRP Steel Tricone CUTAWAY $3760
~ TENOR NRP Chipped Ivory $2950
~ NRP WB 12 Fret Green Burst $2700
~ NRP WB 14 Fret Green Burst $2700
~ NRP WEATHERED STEEL 12 Fret $3040
~ Pioneer RP-1 Black Rust $3400
~ Radio Tone Bendaway $3130
NEW! ~ RAW Series 12 & 14 Fret Steel Body (Minimal finish) $2230 ASK ME FOR PICTURES!
~ Reso Lectric Revolver $2860
~ Reso Rocket N (Brass) $4120
~ Reso Rocket Steel $3490
~ Style O 12 Fret $3670
~ Style O 14 Fret $3670
~ Style O Antique Brass 12 Fret $3550
~ Style O LIGHTNING BOLT 12 Fret $3670 (Pictured RIGHT)
~ Style O Weathered Steel 12 Fret $3310
~ Style 1 Tricone $4210
~ Style 1 Antique Brass Tricone $4060
~ Style 1 EXPLODING PALM Tricone $4210
~ Style 1 Tricone Cutaway $4660
~ Style 1 GERMAN SILVER Tricone $4660
~ Style 1 GERMAN SILVER CUTAWAY Tricone $5110
~ Style 1.5 Tricone Cutaway $4910
RM1 Mandolin with Hotplate~ Style 1.5 German Silver Tricone $5335
~ Style 1.5 German Silver Tricone Cutaway $5335
~ T-14 Weathered Steel 14 Fret Tricone Cutaway $3670
~ Triolian 12 Fret $2950
~ Triolian 14 Fret $2950
~ Triolian Polychrome 14 Fret $3490
~ Triolian Polychrome 12 Fret $3490
~ Triolian Steel Tricone $3310
~ Triolian Steel 12 Fret $2860
~ Scheerhorn S-1 Roundneck $3380 (w/ CC Lollar Pickup $400)
~ Scheerhorn Flame Maple $3180
~ Scheerhorn Mahogany $2880

UKULELES:
~ Triolian Uke $2230
~ Mahogany Ukulele $2320
~ Maple Ukulele $2320

MANDOLINS:
~ RM1 Walnut Mandolin w/ Antique Brass Parts $3130 (with Hotplate $400)

SCHEERHORN GUITARS

Get your new SCHEERHORN Guitars here.

National Reso-Phonic is the manufacturer for the new line of production model Scheerhorn Guitars. They are offering five models, and you can order them from me here. They are the Scheerhorn L-Body Series, all spider cone guitars. NOTE that now these are made in both roundneck (set up for regular playing), and squareneck (for lapstyle). Specs and more info: www.scheerhornguitars.com

New! ~ Model S-1 $3380
Order now, Ready in 2-4 months.
A beautiful new model with steel body, Weathered Steel finish, and round spanish-style neck! Nice action on a Rock Maple neck with unbound Ebony fingerboard. Dual soundports, open well L-Body design. It’s got it’s own very deep and pure sound, in a class by itself, and Optional Charlie Christian Lollar Pickup installed for $400 (as seen in these pictures), which can sound and play like a jazz archtop when plugged in. Versatile, beautiful guitar. About time for all us non-lapstyle players! NOTE: the one that is in stock does NOT have this pickup installed, as in these pictures.

Scheerhorn L-Body MahoganyScheerhorn L-Body Rob Ickes Signature Model~ Honduras Mahogany $3080
Order now, Ready in 2-4 months.
Great warm, deep sound, all solid Mahogany body. Love the sound, look and feel. (Pictured LEFT, has hand-rubbed glossy finish, all solid wood.) Now in roundneck as well as squareneck.

~ Honduras Mahogany B-Ply $2580
Order now, Ready in 2-4 months.
This one has all Mahogany body, top and back are ply, this has satin finish. Sounds great. (Same as guitar to the LEFT, but with satin, not-glossy, finish.) Now in roundneck as well as squareneck.

~ Flamed Maple $3380 On Order, ready in Feb.
Beautiful Flamed Maple body and a deep Dreadnought body shape, two round soundholes, an open soundwell with 10.5″ Scheerhorn spider cone, and internal baffles that increase the tone and penetration of sound. I played one, and the sound is HUGE. Jawdropping wood and high gloss finish. ASK for pictures!
Now in roundneck as well as squareneck.

~ Rob Ickes Signature Model $4080
Order now, Ready in 2-4 months.
This is a big and rich sounding Scheerhorn, with beautiful Indian Rosewood back and sides and Adirondack Spruce top. Tim Scheerhorn, Dobro genius Rob Ickes and National Reso-Phonic collaborated to make this wonderful guitar; deep dreadnought body shape, the secret Scheerhorn baffle system, and unique Rob Ickes pickguard. Wow! Rich and pure super-tone sound just flies out of this guitar. (RIGHT with Natural, Blonde top.) Now in roundneck as well as squareneck!
FREE SHIPPING in USA/Canada, w/ hard case.

NATIONAL RESO-PHONIC GUITARS:

~ Pioneer RP 1 $3580
CHIPPED IVORY MODEL IN STOCK NOW!
Cool new two pickup electric from National features a hollow steel body cutaway, unique “bulletholes” coverplate, meshed toggle port (resembling part of a steampunk Diver Dan helmet), Lollar P90, and Highlander piezo pickup with built-in preamp. Volume, Tone and Mix controls. Rock Maple neck with 25″ scale. Gotoh tuners. National Sheild Pewter Badge logo on peghead headstock. These were the hit of this year’s NAMM Show. Surprisingly loud acoustically, and rockin’ great plugged in!

It comes in two finishes: Black Rust and the especially relic-y Chipped Ivory is IN STOCK. (pictured in this section)

SINGLE CONE NATIONALS:

UPDATED Jan. 8, 2020

~ New! M14T Thunderbox Denim $2860 AVAILABLE NOW!
The M14 reimagined: great all-Mahogany single cone 14 fretter is given a powerful reboot, with a 4″ deep body, like it’s 12 fret cousin, the El Trovador. This gives the guitar a new and deeper voice with even bigger projection and depth. A cool translucent blue finish shows the grains of Mahogany coming though, and it has a cool matching binding. Rubbed nickel ribbed sieve coverplate and tailpiece. An NRP-style neck, with a lighter natural finish, and slotted headstock with 3-on-a-plate tuners. NATIONAL is stamped simply at the top. Ebony fingerboard, unbound, and an Ebony nut. Man! Great new model from the cats at National!

Thunderbox Revolver~ New! M14T Thunderbox Revolver $2860 AVAILABLE NOW!
This M14 version has it all, a darker look: all-Mahogany single cone 14 fret guitar with a 4″ deep body, taking it’s inspiration from the esteemed El Trovador. Brand new and deeper voice with even bigger projection, more pow. A translucent black finish shows off the Mahogany, and it has eye-catching contrasting white binding. Rubbed nickel ribbed sieve coverplate and tailpiece. An NRP-style neck, with a lighter natural finish, and slotted headstock with 3-on-a-plate tuners. NATIONAL stamped on it. Ebony fingerboard, unbound, and an Ebony nut. Dang! This is a beaut.

M14T Thunderbox Revolver
Hear below, in these new videos made by National, I play a couple of pieces on the M14T Thunderbox Revolver. Alright!

El Trovador $3670
AVAILABLE NOW!
The fantastic and classic El Trovador. Mahogany back, sides, top and neck, with the unique deeper and curvier body shape. Great warmth, sparkle and depth of tone. National took apart Mike Dowling’s 30’s El T, and made a stunning reproduction. It has become National’s most popular selling model for several years.

~ El Trovador Cutaway with Hotplate Installed $4230
READY TO SHIP NOW.
The El Trovador, now with a cutaway! Mahogany back, sides, top and neck, with the deeper and curvier El T body shape. Great warmth, sparkle and depth of tone. National took apart Mike Dowling’s 1932/33 guitar, and made a stunning reproduction. It has become National’s most popular selling model for several years. The cutaway version is unique, with one bigger f-hole, and sleek cutaway with nether-region access. The guitar pictured has the Hotplate, a great magnetic pickup system that is all in the coverplate. Great design, nice warm deep sound.

~ El Trovador Cutaway $3850
READY TO SHIP NOW.
The El Trovador, now with a cutaway! Mahogany back, sides, top and neck, with the deeper and curvier El T body shape. Great warmth, sparkle and depth of tone. National took apart Mike Dowling’s 1932/33 guitar, and made a stunning reproduction. It has become National’s most popular selling model for several years. The cutaway version is unique, with one bigger f-hole, and sleek cutaway with nether-region access. The guitar pictured has the Hotplate, which you can add for $400.

El Trovador with Hotplate
~ El Trovador w/ Hotplate Installed $4030 Now Available! The fantastic El Trovador. Mahogany back, sides, top and neck, with the unique deeper and curvier body shape. Great warmth, sparkle and depth of tone. National took apart Mike Dowling’s 30’s El T, and made a stunning reproduction. It has become National’s most popular selling model for several years. This one has the cool Hotplate pickup system installed within the rubbed nickel finished coverplate and is ready to go!

El Trovador 12 String
~ El Trovador 12 String $4030
Order now, ready in 2-4 months! The fantastic El Trovador 12 String is an amazing guitar. Giant sound, the El T makes a deep bold and rich-voiced 12 String. Warmth and brightness of the Mahogany back, sides, top and neck, with the unique deeper and curvier body shape. I think this model is one of the very best Nationals for 12 String. It is versatile, it can hold a variety of string gauges and pitches; on mine I have a heavier custom set .066-.014 and tune it to Bb Standard. Sounds Huge. I’ve seen others put light gauge on them and tune it to standard pitch, it works well too. Wonderful guitar.

Here is another a new video made recently by National, of me playing a Custom Figured Maple Baritone El Trovador guitar:

Below, Mike Dowling plays one of my favorite Fats Waller tunes, “Jitterbug Waltz” on his new EL TROVADOR CUTAWAY. Thanks Mike!

~ M2 Mahogany 12 Fret Single Cone $2860
READY TO SHIP NOW.
The M2 is the classic all-Mahogany single cone guitar, featuring a ribbed sieve coverplate with rubbed nickel finish, and a Deluxe neck with diamond-shaped inlays and Ivoroid binding on a Rosewood fingerboard. Pearloid Overlay on a peghead-style headstock, and nickel plated tuning machines. Warm, sweet tone, it’s a good ‘un! (ASK ME FOR PICTURES!)

~ M2 Mahogany Translucent BLUE 12 Fret Single Cone $3040
Ready to Ship Now! (Ask me for pictures!)

Estralita Deluxe
~ Estralita Deluxe 12 Fret Single Cone $3220
READY TO SHIP NOW. Gorgeous sunburst top of flamed Maple, and back and sides of Walnut on a single cone National. F-holes, ribbed sieve coverplate with mirror nickel finish, and a Mahogany neck, with has dot inlays and Ivoroid binding on a Rosewood fingerboard. Slotted headstock with Ivoroid overlay with National Sheild. Rich, bold beautiful sound, it’s rather hypnotizing to look at it.

Estralita Deluxe 14 Fret
~ Estralita Deluxe 14 Fret Single Cone $3220
Ready to Ship Now. Same stunning beauty as described above, but with the slightly shorter, more square-shouldered 14 fret body shape and peghead headstock (ASK ME for pictures!). I love these!

~ Doug MacLeod Signature Model 14 Fret Single Cone with Pickup $3670
Doug MacLeod Model($3490 without Pickup) Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
Beautiful 14-fret wood bodied National with cream colored Lollar P90 style pickup installed, with volume and tone controls on the guitar top. Pretty sunburst, almost Triolian W-Series style finish. Doug calls his own guitar “Butternut.” Maple body and neck, solid peghead headstock with faux-tortoise overlay with unique National logo. Ivoroid-bound Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Alright Dubblas!

~ M14 Mahogany 14 Fret Single Cone $2860
READY TO SHIP NOW.
All-Mahogany 14 fret single cone beauty. Nice pure Mahogany brown satin finish shows off the warm coloring of the wood, with dark binding on the top and back, rubbed nickel sieve coverplate, f-holes, unbound Ebony fingerboard, and peghead headstock with black overlay and National Shield decal. Black buttoned tuners. Ebony nut. Simple and elegant wood bodied National with a warm tone and nice projection.

NEW! Weathered Steel Style O 12 Fret Single Cone $3310
AVAILABLE NOW!
This is the famous palm tree etched Style O design but with STEEL body (not brass), rubbed nickel finish, the authentic 30’s sandblasted, etched tropical scenes on the front and back. Unbound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, slotted headstock. Weathered plain Maple neck (not burst painted). This is the vintage-look, no maintenance version, as the rubbed nickel on steel will not rust or fog. I love the look and sound of these, with the deeper bonk and splang of a steel bodied single cone, and WOW they are fantastic.

Steel Style OSteel Style O 14 Fret
~ NEW! Weathered Steel Style O 14 Fret Single Cone $3310
Order now, ready in 2-4 months!
This is the famous palm tree etched Style O 14 Fret design but with STEEL body (not brass), rubbed nickel finish, the authentic 30’s sandblasted, etched tropical scenes on the front and back. Unbound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays and slotted headstock. Weathered plain Maple neck (not burst painted). This is the vintage-look, no maintenance version, as the rubbed nickel on steel will not rust or fog. I love the look and sound of these, with the deeper bonk and splang of a steel bodied single cone. MAN what a guitar!

~ Style O 12 Fret Single Cone $3670
Order now, ready in 2-4 months!
This is the classic brass bodied, palm tree etched Style O complete with mirror nickel finish, the authentic 30’s sandblasted, etched tropical scenes on the front and back. Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays and ivoroid binding, slotted headstock.

~ Style O DELUXE 12 Fret Single Cone $4390
Order now, ready in one year.
Classic brass bodied, Style O Deluxe with engraved wiggle borders, mirror nickel finish, sandblasted, etched tropical scenes on the front and back. Ebony fingerboard with diamond-shaped inlays and Ivoroid binding, slotted headstock with Ivoroid overlay. Indeed, Deeeeluxe!

~ Style O GERMAN SILVER 12 Fret Single Cone $3940
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
This is the classic GERMAN SILVER bodied, palm tree etched Style O complete with mirror nickel finish, and the super 1930’s sandblasted, etched tropical scenes on the front and back. Art Deco Masterpiece! Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays and ivoroid binding, slotted headstock. The German, or Nickel Silver gives it a gorgeous bell-like tone with richer lows, low-mids, and smoother highs than their brass counterparts

Style O Antique BrassStyle O Antique Brass
~ Style O ANTIQUE BRASS 12 Fret Single Cone $3550
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
This is the classic Style O, but with ANTIQUE BRASS, brass body. It features the super-classic palm tree etching, with the deep-patina of the Antique Brass finish, the authentic 30’s sandblasted, etched tropical scenes on the front and back, wide etched stripe on the sides. Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays and ivoroid binding, slotted headstock on a burst painted rock Maple Style O neck.

~ Style O 14 Fret Single Cone $3670
READY TO SHIP NOW!
This is the guitar Mark Knopfler made famous on the iconic cover of Dire Straits “Brothers in Arms” album. Like the 12 Fret Style O, it has a mirror nickel finish, and it’s own sandblasted, etched tropical scenes of two palm trees on the front and back. Chicken feet coverplate. Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays and ivoroid binding, with National banner inlaid in the solid peghead headstock.

~ Style O 14 Fret REPLICON Single Cone $3940
READY TO SHIP NOW!
Same famous Style O 14 Fret, as above, with the distressed “Replicon” finish, giving it a vintage patina of a guitar well aged and played for 80 years. Except, of course, it’s brand new! (ASK ME FOR PICTURES!)

~ Style O GERMAN SILVER 14 Fret Single Cone $4120
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
This is the GERMAN SILVER version, the most deluxe body material that National used on their very first silver guitars in the late 1920’s. German Silver has a super bell-like tone, and has deeper lows and low-mids and smoother treble than a brass guitar.

It’s the guitar Mark Knopfler made famous on the iconic cover of Dire Straits “Brothers in Arms” album. Like the 12 Fret Style O, it has a mirror nickel finish, and it’s own sandblasted, etched tropical scenes of two palm trees on the front and back. Chicken feet coverplate. Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays and ivoroid binding, with National banner inlaid in the solid peghead headstock.

Style O Lightning BoltStyle O Lightning Bolt
~ Style O 12 Fret with LIGHTNING BOLT Etching $3670
ON ORDER, COMPLETE IN FEB-MAR!
The very rare original deco lightning bolt design from the 1930’s is featured on the top, back, and sides of this mirror nickel plated brass bodied Style O. Slotted headstock, with standard Style O Maple burst neck, with Ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays (NOT the diamond-shaped inlays on Mahogany neck as shown). Super cool and custom National with the classic, great bright sweet splang that the Style O is known for.

~ Style O 14 Fret Single Cone $3670
READY TO SHIP NOW!
This is the guitar Mark Knopfler made famous on the iconic cover of Dire Straits “Brothers in Arms” album. Like the 12 Fret Style O, it has a mirror nickel finish, and it’s own sandblasted, etched tropical scenes of two palm trees on the front and back. Chicken feet coverplate. Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays and ivoroid binding, with National banner inlaid in the solid peghead headstock.

~ Style O 14 Fret REPLICON Single Cone $3940
READY TO SHIP NOW!
Same famous Style O 14 Fret, as above, with the distressed “Replicon” finish, giving it a vintage patina of a guitar well aged and played for 80 years. Except, of course, it’s brand new! (ASK ME FOR PICTURES!)

~ Style O GERMAN SILVER 14 Fret Single Cone $4120
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
This is the GERMAN SILVER version, the most deluxe body material that National used on their very first silver guitars in the late 1920’s. German Silver has a super bell-like tone, and has deeper lows and low-mids and smoother treble than a brass guitar.

It’s the guitar Mark Knopfler made famous on the iconic cover of Dire Straits “Brothers in Arms” album. Like the 12 Fret Style O, it has a mirror nickel finish, and it’s own sandblasted, etched tropical scenes of two palm trees on the front and back. Chicken feet coverplate. Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays and ivoroid binding, with National banner inlaid in the solid peghead headstock.

Style O Lightning BoltStyle O Lightning Bolt
~ Style O 12 Fret with LIGHTNING BOLT Etching $3670
ON ORDER, COMPLETE IN FEB-MAR!
The very rare original deco lightning bolt design from the 1930’s is featured on the top, back, and sides of this mirror nickel plated brass bodied Style O. Slotted headstock, with standard Style O Maple burst neck, with Ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays (NOT the diamond-shaped inlays on Mahogany neck as shown). Super cool and custom National with the classic, great bright sweet splang that the Style O is known for.

~ Collegian Aged Ivory 14 Fret Single Cone $2950
ORDER here, ready in 2-4 months.
The Collegian is based on a “student model” from the late 1930’s that was a 14 fret single cone guitar with bulletholes coverplate and peghead-style headstock with National Shield. Steel body with rolled f-holes, formed back, and an Ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays on Mahogany neck. This one has the Aged Ivory finish. Beautiful guitar!

Style O Antique Brass
~ Collegian Galaxy Blue 14 Fret Single Cone $2950
Order now, complete in 2-4 months.
LOVE A BLUE GUITAR! The Collegian is based on a “student model” from the late 1930’s that was a 14 fret single cone guitar with bulletholes coverplate and peghead-style headstock. Steel body with rolled f-holes, formed back, and an Ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays on Mahogany neck. Knockout guitar!

NOTE: This one in stock was played a bit in the shop and has a playing scratch or two, the discounted price reflects this.

ALSO NOTE: Another one, in brand new condition is almost ready, $2770.

Dueco 12 Fret Single Cone $4120
No longer available, sorry.
Stunning “frosted duco” or “crackle” reproduction finish done by Rik Besser at B-Fanatic Guitarworks on an NRP 12 Fret guitar. The latest version, called “Vintage,” introduced at NAMM in January 2013, is the closest yet to the original duco finishes of the 30’s. The guitar is THE steel bodied single cone beauty; it’s got the sound, playability, feel, and super duco look…jaw dropping in every way.

14 Fret Dueco
~ Dueco 14 Fret Single Cone $4120
LAST ONE, NOW AVAILABLE!
The same as described above, but the 14 fret-to-the-neck version. A sublime, great looking and sounding guitar. (Pictured ABOVE RIGHT, and LEFT is a “Vintage” finish Dueco, thanks to Rik Besser at B-Fanatic Guitarworks.
NOTE: This one is the very last of the Rik Besser National Duecos. Get it now, wonderful piece of history and a fantastic single cone National!

I am playing this very Vintage Finish Dueco guitar at NAMM, BELOW. Rik Besser even photobombs the video while I’m playing!

~ Triolian 12 Fret Single Cone $2950
ON ORDER, READY IN MARCH.
Fantastic steel bodied Triolian features a handpainted “Walnut” gold-to-brown burst, formed back, flat f-holes, Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays and ivoroid binding, slotted headstock. Thinner gauge steel is now standard to all steel Nationals, and it was introduced first on the Triolian in 2009. My favorite steel bodied single cone, these are great!

~ Triolian 14 Fret
Triolian 14 Fret~ Triolian 14 Fret Single Cone $2950
AVAILABLE NOW.
The 14 Fret version of the Triolian is just as great. These are made with a steel 3 piece body, and similar Maple neck, Ivoroid bound Rosewood neck, and more access to the higher frets. It has the shorter body shape of all 14 Fret models, the sound is surprisingly deep and clear. Love ’em. (The actual guitar in stock is LEFT, love the colors on this one!)

Triolian PolychromeTriolian Polychrome
~ Triolian Polychrome 12 Fret Single Cone $3490
ORDER NOW, READY IN 2-4 MONTHS!
The wonderful reproduction of the 1930’s classic Triolian Polychrome, replete with steel body, formed back, flat f-holes, gold finish with orange-red highlights, stencilled black palm tree scene with orange sunset on the back, ebony, ivoroid-bound fingerboard…this guitar is a to-die-for beauty all the way, and sounds so great!

Triolian Polychrome 14 Fret BackTriolian Polychrome 14 Fret
~ Triolian Polychrome 14 Fret Single Cone $3490
AVAILABLE NOW!
Super classic with steel body, formed back, rolled f-holes, the cool gold finish with orange-red highlights, stenciled black palm tree scene with orange sunset on the back, Ebony fingerboard, which is Ivoroid-bound. Bold and powerful sound

In this video below TOBY WALKER compares his 1930 Triolian to his brand new Triolian Polychrome. Thanks Toby!

~ NRP 12 Fret & 14 Fret Single Cone with Green Burst $2950
ORDER NOW, READY IN 2-4 MONTHS.
This is the beautiful original style NRP with steel body, flat f-holes, sieve coverplate, formed back and classic green painted burst finish. Mahogany neck with unbound Ebony fingerboard with simple dot inlays. Slotted headstock with NATIONAL stamped on it. 3-on-a-plate tuners. This was the first Duolian Reproduction, and it may well surpass most vintage ones in quality and sound and playability. After 2009, National replaced the heavier steel Delphi and Polychrome Tricone models with the NRP and Triolian Series…all featuring lighter gauge steel, true-to-vintage features and knockout finishes. The sound really captures the spooky splang and chong and reverberation of the best vintage 30’s Nationals, except in a brand new guitar with a big life ahead of it, complete with trussrod, good intonation, and mojo to spare, with National’s super quality craftsmanship.. I love the NRP series!

~ NRP Barnyard Blue 12 Fret
New Model! ~ NRP BARNYARD BLUE 12 Fret $2950
Order now, complete in 2-4 months.
This is a classic original style NRP 12 fret with steel body, flat f-holes, sieve coverplate, formed back. Mahogany neck with natural finish (same color as the headstock) with unbound Ebony fingerboard, dot inlays. Slotted headstock with NATIONAL stamped on it. New “Barnyard Blue” patina/relic’d finish, similar to the “Chipped Ivory” effect, with patina Antique Brass coverplate and tailpiece.

NRP Barnyard Blue 12 Fret
~ NRP BARNYARD BLUE Navy 12 Fret $2950
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
NRP 12 fret with steel body, flat f-holes, sieve coverplate, formed back. Mahogany neck with natural finish (same color as the headstock) with unbound Ebony fingerboard, dot inlays. Slotted headstock with NATIONAL stamped on it. New “Barnyard Blue” patina/relic’d finish, similar to the “Chipped Ivory” effect, with patina Antique Brass coverplate and tailpiece. (ASK ME FOR PICS, this one is a lot deeper and darker toned!)

~ NRP BARNYARD BLUE Navy 14 Fret $2950
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
The NRP 14 fret with steel body, flat f-holes, sieve coverplate, formed back. Mahogany neck with natural finish (same color as the headstock) with unbound Ebony fingerboard, dot inlays. Slotted headstock with NATIONAL stamped on it. New “Barnyard Blue” patina/relic’d finish, similar to the “Chipped Ivory” effect, with patina Antique Brass coverplate and tailpiece. (ASK ME FOR PICS, this one is a lot deeper and darker toned!)

NRP Wood BodyNRP WB Full Body
~ NRP Wood Body 12 Fret Single Cone with Green Burst $2860
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
This is the wood bodied version of the original style NRP. It has a Maple body, with f-holes, sieve coverplate, flat back and the classic first NRP painted finish, introduced in 2009, the green painted burst finish. Mahogany neck with natural finish (same color as the headstock) with unbound Ebony fingerboard, dot inlays. Slotted headstock with NATIONAL stamped on it. 3-on-a-plate tuners. I was very pleased how deep and warm these guitars sound. It’s lightweight too, at just over 5 lbs, over two pounds lighter than the steel NRP. A great National, one of the most affordable as well, but still a lifetime guitar!

~ NRP Wood Body 14 Fret Single Cone with Green Burst $2860
Order one now, completion in 2-4 months.
14 fret version of the NRP. Maple body, f-holes, sieve coverplate, flat back and the cool green burst. Comfy feel to the Mahogany neck, unbound Ebony fingerboard, dot inlays. Slotted headstock with NATIONAL stamped on it. Deep and warm and full of splang. It’s also weighs in at about 5 lbs, more than two pounds less than their steel bodied siblings. I am quite fond of these, they are good ‘uns. (Not pictured, ASK ME for photos!)

NRP Steel
~ NRP Steel 12 Fret Single Cone $3040
Order Now, due in 2-4 months.
The steel bodied NRP with the rubbed nickel “Steel” finish. Wonderful finish has a diffused sheen, will not fog or rust, it is maintenace free. Powerful toned single cone with unribbed sieve coverplate, rolled f-holes, Mahogany neck, unbound Ebony fingerboard, and slotted headstock with NATIONAL stamped into the headstock. Classic beauty. (Pictured LEFT.)

~ Triolian Steel 12 Fret Single Cone $3040
Order now, due in 2-4 months.
Same steel body with rubbed nickel finish as the NRP Steel (pictured LEFT), but with a Triolian neck, which is Maple with Walnut Burst, and the fingerboard is Ivoroid-bound Rosewood with dot inlays. Headstock is slotted with Triolian Shield decal. Great guitar!

~ NRP Weathered Steel 12 Fret Single Cone $3040
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
Same steel body, rolled f-holes and NRP Mahogany neck, but with the cool Weathered Steel finish, a deep and dark tone like a summer thunderstorm. Ask for pics!

NRP Steel 14 Fret
~ NRP Steel 14 Fret Single Cone $2860
READY TO SHIP NOW. 14 frets-to-the-neck version of the steel bodied NRP with the rubbed nickel “Steel” finish. Gorgeous finish has a diffused sheen, will not fog or rust, it is maintenace free. Powerful toned single cone with ribbed sieve coverplate, Mahogany neck, unbound Ebony fingerboard, and slotted headstock with “NATIONAL” stamped into the headstock.. Magic guitar! (Pictured LEFT.)

NRP Antique Brass 14 Fret
~ NRP Antique Brass 14 Fret Single Cone $3330
Order one now, complete in 2-4 months.
Cool and unique Antique Brass finish on a great sounding brass bodied single cone guitar with NRP-style appointments. Rolled f-holes, formed back, and CHICKEN FEET coverplate. Mahogany neck clears 14 frets to the body and features an unbound ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl dot position markers. Vintage-style plain tuners, ebony nut, and NATIONAL stamped on the headstock complete the look this super blues machine. (Pictured ABOVE

~ Reso Rocket N $4120
ON ORDER, READY IN MARCH.
Reso Rockets are absolutely the loudest and most versatile Nationals ever made. The RR N has brass body, mirror nickel finish, tricone-style soundports and cutaway to the 17th fret on a single cone guitar, with unique Reso Rocket-style matching coverplate. Deluxe neck: ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard with diamond-shaped inlays, hard rock Maple neck. Pearloid overlay on a peghead-style headstock. These are a real favorite.

~ Reso Rocket Steel $3490
READY TO SHIP NOW.
Loud, deep, versatile, the Reso Rocket Steel has a steel body, “Steel” rubbed nickel finish, otherwise, all of the same features of a Reso Rocket N. More punch and cutting power than any other Reso Rocket, and, most any other National, as well.

RR WB HeadstockReso Rocket WB with 4″ Deep Body
~ Reso Rocket WB $3400
Ready to Ship Now.
Introduced in January 2013 at the NAMM Show, the Reso Rocket WB has a Mahogany body, Mahogany finish, tricone-style soundports and cutaway to the 17th fret on a single cone guitar, with sieve-style nickel plated coverplate. Ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, Mahogany neck. Ivoroid overlay on a slotted headstock. Steve James instigated the prototype, now it is a great production model.

RR WB Headstock
~ Reso Rocket WB DEEP BODY $3400
READY TO SHIP NOW.
Introduced in January 2013 at the NAMM Show, the Reso Rocket WB has a Mahogany body, Mahogany finish, tricone-style soundports and cutaway to the 17th fret on a single cone guitar, with sieve-style nickel plated coverplate. Ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, Mahogany neck. Ivoroid overlay on a slotted headstock. Steve James instigated the prototype, now it is a great production model. 4″ DEEP BODY adds more depth of sound

Reso Rocket Black Rust
~ Reso Rocket Black Rust $3310
Order now ready in 2-4 months. Black Rust finish on a fantastic steel bodied Reso Rocket. The Reso Rocket is wonderful and versatile innovation from National, a cutaway single cone with tricone-style grille soundports, which give the guitar a very immediate response, possibly the loudest, punchiest, and most powerful of any National. The cutaway gives great access to the highest registers. Deluxe neck with peghead headstock, diamond shaped inlays on Ivoroid-bound Rosewood fingerboard.

Reso Rocket Headstock
~ Reso Rocket NRP Navy Blue $3310
Ready to Ship Now.
Cool “Barnyard Navy Blue” finish on a steel bodied Reso Rocket. The Reso Rocket is a great and versatile innovation from National, a cutaway single cone with tricone-style grille soundports, which give the guitar a very immediate response, possibly the loudest, punchiest, and most powerful of any National. The cutaway gives great access to the highest registers. NRP-style neck is Mahogany with unbound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, slotted headstock with NATIONAL stamped plainly on it. ASK ME FOR PICTURES!!

~ Reso Rocket NRP Pewter $3310
Ready to Ship Now.

~ NRP B-Series Black Rust 12 Fret Single Cone $2950
AVAILABLE NOW!
Beautiful and unique finish on a great sounding guitar. Each instrument is finished with a multi-staged hand-textured finish for an individual look and semi-smooth surface profile. No two are alike. The thin-gauge steel body has flat cut “f” holes, a formed back, and period-correct, traditional non-ribbed coverplate. Each mahogany neck clears 12 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 this classic.

NRP Black Rust 14 FretNRP Black Rust 14 Fret
~ NRP B-Series Black Rust 14 Fret Single Cone $2950
Order now, ready in 2-4 months!
Great NRP steel bodied single cone 14 fret classic, with ribbed sieve-style coverplate, Mahogany neck with slotted headstock and unbound Ebony fingerboard with a soft V profile. Sparkle, reverb, splang and chong built right in! Love it.

NRP Black 12 FretNRP Black 12 Fret Back
~ NRP Black 12 Fret Single Cone $2970
Order now, due in 2-4 months.
The great NRP steel bodied single cone 12 fret in sleek looking black painted finish, with sieve-style coverplate, flat f-holes and Mahogany neck with slotted headstock and unbound Ebony fingerboard. Super modern Duolian reproduction, with loads of bonk and splang!

NRP Black 14 fretNRP Black 14 Fret
~ NRP Black 14 Fret Single Cone $2950
Order now, due in 2-4 months.
The super NRP steel bodied single cone 14 fret in sleek looking black painted finish, with ribbed sieve-style coverplate, Mahogany neck with slotted headstock and unbound Ebony fingerboard with a soft V profile. Sounds fantastic, plays like a dream!

NRP Chipped Ivory 12 Fret
~ NRP Chipped Ivory 12 Fret Single Cone $2770
AVAILABLE NOW.
The super NRP steel bodied single cone with a new patina finish, “Chipped Ivory” which looks like it’s been around the block a few times…All the great features of the NRP, or Duolian Reproduction, including steel body, flat f-holes, Antique Brass sieve coverplate and tailpiece, formed back. Neck has an nice feel, all Mahogany, starting with a soft V where it meets the nut and quickly goes to a comfy C profile. Buckets of splang and bonk in these, always!

~ NRP Chipped Ivory 14 Fret Single Cone $2950
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
The 14 fret version with ribbed sieve-style Antique Brass coverplate and tailpiece, rolled f-holes, the slightly shorter body shape. Mahogany neck with slotted headstock and unbound Ebony fingerboard. Very “Chippy,” ,and weathered-looking, but it’s brand spanking new. All the big chong and pow you would expect and then some.

NRP Chipped Ivory DELUXE 14 Fret
~ NRP Chipped Ivory DELUXE 12 Fret Single Cone $3310
Order now, complete in 2-4 months.
The 12 fret version with ribbed sieve-style Antique Brass coverplate and tailpiece, flat f-holes, the longer 12 fret body shape, plus the wonderful CHARLIE CHRISTIAN LOLLAR pickup installed into the guitar top. Mahogany neck with slotted headstock and unbound Ebony fingerboard. Seriously relic’d and weathered-looking (just like the ones above, except with pickup), but it’s brand spanking new. All the huge splang, and a great sound plugged in. ASK ME FOR PICTURES!

~ NRP Chipped Ivory DELUXE 14 Fret Single Cone $3310
Order now, complete in 2-4 months.
The 14 fret version with ribbed sieve-style Antique Brass coverplate and tailpiece, rolled f-holes, the slightly shorter body shape, and the great CHARLIE CHRISTIAN LOLLAR pickup intalled. Mahogany neck with slotted headstock and unbound Ebony fingerboard. Very relic-y and weathered-looking (see the guitars above), but it’s brand new. The big old chong and wollop might knock your socks off.

~ Reso Lectric Revolver $3310
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
A very versatile guitar, using 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. (Pictured LEFT and RIGHT.)

National Reso Lectric Sunburst
~ Reso Lectric Sunburst $3310
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
The gorgeous sunburst Reso Lectric 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 Mahogany body is capped with a Figured Maple top bound in Ivoroid. The Figured Maple neck clears 14 frets to the body, highlighted with diamond shaped inlays on a Rosewood fretboard. (Pictured LEFT.)

~ Reso Lectric Blue $3310
READY TO SHIP NOW. Special blue version! This is a very versatile guitar, using 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 figured Maple top bound in pearloid. The Honduras Mahogany neck clears 14 frets to the body, highlighted with a diamond inlaid, Ebony fretboard. (ASK ME FOR PICTURES!)

Black Rust Deluxe 14 Fret
Black Rust Deluxe 12 Fret
~ Black Rust Deluxe 12 Fret & 14 Fret Single Cones $3310
14 FRET AVAILABLE NOW!
A new model based on National’s most popular steel bodied single cone guitar, the NRP, or Duolian reproduction. This features a unique take on the Black Rust finish, a built-in Charlie Christian Lollar pickup, ribbed coverplate, and standard Mahogany neck with unbound Ebony fingerboard and slotted headstock. Comes in 12 Fret and 14 Fret versions. These are cool; acoustically, they are the single cone National we all know and love. Plugged in, the pickup has a giant, clear signal, very versatile, with a rockin’ good sound.

Black Rust Deluxe 12 Fret $3310
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.

NATIONAL TRICONES:

~ Style 1 Tricone $4210
AVAILABLE NOW.
Brand new brass-bodied, mirror-nickel plated tricone. This is the classic super-shiny great sounding tricone with bell-like tone and endless sustain and wonderful dynamic range. The notes flower; it is rich in harmonics and makes an great and very versatile guitar. Huge, GIANT bass and sweet ringing trebles. Beautiful!

New for 2018!
~ T-14 Tricone Weathered Steel $3670
Order now, ready 2-4 months!
National says: “You say you want a revolution? When John Dopyera launched the first National Tricone back in 1927, he sparked a revolution in guitars by building three resonators to provide internal acoustic amplification, Now, 91 years later in 2018, National unveils their first 14 fret cutaway Tricone, offering improved playability for modern guitarists but still boasting the famous resonator sound. The T-14 features a formed back and 3 1/2″deep body producing similar body volume to it’s 12 fret counterpart. A weathered finish evkes National’s long, well-traveled heritage. Capped by an unbound Ebony fretboard, the Maple neck provides a 25.65″ scale length.The headstock is topped by an Ebony overlay with vintage-style tuning machines. The M-14 might combine tradition with modern playability, but the sound is classic. Early National advertisements in 1927 touted National’s tone, power, and quality of sound, and the new T-14 proudly advances that history. Available in Brass, Steel or German Silver.”

T-14 Barnyard Blue Tricone CutawayT-14
T-14 Tricone BARNYARD BLUE with flat back $3670
Order Now, ready in 2-4 months.
This great T-14 Tricone shown here, is done in the Barnyard Blue finish, which is the “chipped” or patina’d or relic’d finish, similar to the Chipped Ivory effect, but in a cool blue color. And, instead of the formed back as on the standard T-14, this one has a flat back. Another very cool, one-off custom National, all ready to ship to you now. See the T-14 above for neck and headstock detail.

Antique Brass Tricone
~ Style 1 Antique Brass Tricone $4300
Order now, complete in 2-4 months.
Antique Brass finish on a brass bodied tricone, a process now done in-house at National. Mahogany neck, slotted headstock, Ivoroid bound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays. National Shield on headstock. Fantastic and unique patina look with the bell-like, sustain rich tone of the Style 1 tricone!

Style 1 Cutaway
~ Style 1 Cutaway Tricone $4660
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
Brass bodied cutaway tricone with mirror nickel finish with access to the 17th fret and above. Mahogany neck, slotted headstock, Ivoroid bound. Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays. Great, ultimate tricone, huge sustain!

Style 1 Tricone
~ Style 1 GERMAN SILVER Tricone $4660
Order now, ready in 2-4 months.
Beautiful German Silver tricone with mirror nickel finish meets the body at the 12th fret. Mahogany neck, slotted headstock, Ivoroid bound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays. Ultimate guitar!

I am playing this model guitar in the video below, hope you enjoy!

~ Style 1 Tricone with EXPLODING PALM Etching $4210
On order, ready in 2-4 months!
Brass bodied tricone with mirror nickel finish with the EXPLODING PALM sandblast pattern on the top, back and sides, from rare vintage Nationals, like the one played by Bukka White. Mahogany neck, slotted headstock, Ivoroid bound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays. Super tricone with unique abstract deco design. These are the first modern versions of this 1938 design. This one will be the second one made, after Exploding Palm Frontover 70 years, super rare and beautiful. Only available here!

~ Style 1 LIGHT- NING BOLT Tricone $4210
Order now, ready in 2-4 months!
Beautiful unique brass bodied tricone with mirror nickel finish. Neck meets the body at the 12th fret. Mahogany neck, slotted headstock, Ivoroid bound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays. The LIGHTNING BOLT etching or blast pattern makes this one a one-off beauty. This may be the only tricone with the Lightning Bolt pattern, it is a rare design, and usually has only been seen on single cone mirror finish guitars. Ultimate guitar with not only the great looks but the infinite sustain, rich harmonics and special tricone sound that makes it an amazing slide guitar; it’s also versatile for any kind of music, picked or using a slide!

~ Style 1 GERMAN SILVER Cutaway Tricone $5110
Order now, ready in 2-4 months!
Even better: German Silver bodied cutaway tricone with mirror nickel finish with access to the 17th fret and above. Mahogany neck, slotted headstock, Ivoroid bound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays. Ultimate guitar, and cutaway too!

~ Style 1.5 GERMAN SILVER Tricone $5380
On Order, please enquire.
German Silver bodied, mirror-nickel plated tricone with engraved wiggle border.

~ Style 1.5 Tricone $4930
Please enquire!
Brass bodied, mirror-nickel plated tricone with engraved wiggle border. Super, beautiful iconic tricone with diamond shaped inlays on Ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard. Ivoroid headstock overlay with engraved National Shield.

~ Style 1.5 Cutaway Tricone $5380
On Order, please enquire.
Brass bodied, mirror-nickel plated tricone with engraved wiggle border and cutaway

~ Style 1.5 GERMAN SILVER Cutaway Tricone $5830
On Order, please enquire.
German Silver bodied, mirror-nickel plated tricone with engraved wiggle border and cutaway. Ultimate, super National!

~ M1 Tricone w/ 4″ Deep Body $3490
Order one now, due 2-4 months.
These guitars sound HUGE. The 4″ deep body gives it a bit extra, as well! All the power and depth and sustain of a tricone, with super, giant bass presence and sparkling highs make it a very versatile guitar. Mahogany back, sides, neck and well, with ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard, dot inlays, slotted headstock. Stunning in every way.

~ M1 Tricone $3310
AVAILABLE NOW!
One of the modern National company’s greatest innovations is this, the M1 Mahogany bodied tricone. All the power and depth and sustain of a tricone, with exceptionally powerful bass presence and sparkling trebles make it a very versatile guitar. Mahogany back, sides, neck and well, with ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard, dot inlays, slotted headstock. Another plus: it weighs 3.3lbs less than a metal tricone. A very popular and great sounding instrument!

~ M1 Tricone Cutaway $3850
READY TO SHIP NOW.
The cutaway version of the M1 Tricone, it has everything the standard M1 has, and gives access to the 17th fret and higher! Fantastic instrument.

~ M1 Tricone SQUARENECK $3490
READY TO SHIP NOW.

~ NRP Steel Tricone $3490
Order now, ready in 2-4 months!
This great tricone has a steel body, formed back, rubbed nickel (aka “Steel”) finish, unbound Ebony fingerboard on a Mahogany neck, and slotted headstock with “NATIONAL” stamped on it. Great tone, a bit deeper and harder than brass, giant sound, and the no-maintenance rubbed nickel “Steel” finish. Love this guitar.

~ NRP Steel Tricone Cutaway $3760
Order now, due in 2-4 months.
Tricone has a steel body, flat back, cutaway giving access to the 17th fret and higher, rubbed nickel (aka “Steel”) finish, unbound Ebony fingerboard on a Mahogany neck, and slotted headstock with “NATIONAL” stamped on it.

Below, John Maxwell plays “Bella’s Romp” on this very guitar. Thanks John!

National Baritones of Catfish Keith
The video below is me playing my custom Gold Dueco Baritone Tricone, Please ask if you’d like a Baritone, they are usually build order-only instruments. Baritones are my primary slide guitar voice, I just love ’em! Tunings are low, 3 to 5 frets lower than a regular scale guitar, I usually tune this one at Open Bb, which is just the same as Open D or Vestapol Tuning, just lower in pitch. String gauges are .068-.017. Scale length is 27.” Baritone neck is available on all tricones and on the El Trovador single cone guitar. Add $400 for Baritone neck. They currently would take 2-4 months for any non-engraved model, longer for wood bodied models. Email or call me anytime, 319-338-3614.

~ NRP Black Rust Tricone $3310
Order now, due in 2-4 months.
Beautiful Black Rust finish on steel bodied tricone. Mahogany neck with slotted peaked headstock with NATIONAL stamped on it. Unbound Ebony fingerboard. Great sweet deep tone with endless sustain, a real alive guitar with loads of bonk, splang and river-flow sustain.

~ NRP Tricone with Green Burst $3310
Order now, due in 2-4 months.
Green burst painted finish on a steel bodied tricone, one of the classic original finishes that debuted on the NRP series. The steel tricones sound deeper and darker than their brass counterparts, with a bit more splang and bonk, but with the same forever sustain and harmonically rich tone the tricone is known for. Mahogany neck, slotted headstock with NATIONAL stamped on it, unbound Ebony fingerboard with dot inlays.

~ Triolian Tricone $3310
Order now, due in 2-4 months.
Gold-to-brown painted burst finish tricone has a steel body, formed back, Ivoroid bound Rosewood fingerboard on a Maple neck, and slotted headstock with Triolian Shield decal. Giant tricone sound made slightly bolder because of the Maple neck. Wonderful guitar.

NRP Steel Tricone
~ Triolian Steel Tricone $3490
Order now, due in 2-4 months.
Fantastic tricone has a steel body, formed back, rubbed nickel (aka “Steel”) finish, the body is identical to the NRP Steel Tricone, but with the Triolian’s Ivoroid bound Rosewood fingerboard on a Maple burst neck, and slotted headstock with Triolian Shield Decal. Great tone, more bonk and splang than brass, giant sound, and the no-maintenance rubbed nickel “Steel” finish. The Triolian Maple neck give it a slightly bolder tone than the NRP. (please ASK for pictures.)

Radio Tone Bendaway
$3490 Order one, ready in 2-4 months!
The Radio Tone Bendaway, pictured to the left, is back, and available from National. A very cool modern twist, introduced over 15 years ago: a Maple, Cutaway bodied guitar with vintage radio-style slots, Peghead Paddle headstock with Radio Tone logo, sunburst finish, mirror nickel sieve cover- plate, Rosewood fingerboard. A great looking and sounding, lighter weight (compared to a metal bodied National), fun to play, versatile guitar. I’ve owned one myself since 1998 and loved it. I’ve recorded it, taken it on the road, and used it in a variety of settings. Ace guitar!

NOTE this is not offically in the National catalog anymore, but one will be made for you on a custom basis. Just ask me, happy to make it happen.

NATIONAL TENOR:

~ Triolian W-Series Tenor $2950
Ready to Ship Now.
The beautiful National Tenor features a tenor guitar (not pear) shaped steel body, with f-holes, ribbed sieve coverplate, Walnut burst painted finish, and a great 4-string Maple neck with a 22.5″ scale, Ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard, peghead headstock with Gotoh geared planetary banjo-style tuners. National Triolian Shield. A wonderful tenor instrument that will cut right through with a sweet power and vintage reverberation, I love these!

NATIONAL MANDOLIN:

~ RM1 Walnut Mandolin with Antique Brass parts $3130
Order now, due in 2-4 months.
The great and unique National Mandolin. This one has a subtle burst painted Figured or Flamed Maple top, and a solid Walnut body which is carved out, with an Ivoroid-bound Ebony fingerboard, Antiqued metal parts, including the coolest slotted, ribbed coverplate, metal National Shield on black headstock overlay, and black knobbed 4-on-a-plate tuners. Fantastic, an amazing instrument. The one on the right has a Hotplate pickup system, add $400 for Hotplate.)

National RM1 Vintage Mandolin
~ RMV Vintage Mandolin with Rubbed Nickel plated parts $2860
Ready to Ship Now.
This one has a Figured or Flamed Maple top, and a solid Maple body which is carved out, with an unbound Ebony fingerboard, Rubbed Nickel-finished Steel parts, including ribbed sieve-style coverplate, pewter National Shield on matching burst headstock, and white knobbed 4-on-a-plate tuners. Wonderful Mandolin, with a powerful voice like no other.

NOTE: You can get a Hotplate pickup system installed, which includes a Lollar lipstick pickup, volume and tone knobs, and jack plugin, all within the coverplate for $400 more.

NATIONAL UKULELES:

~ Triolian Ukulele $2230
Order now, due in 2-4 months.
Ukulele version of the W-Series Triolian, it features a steel body, sieve coverplate, one 6″ cone. Maple concert scale neck, unbound Rosewood fingerboard. Peghead headstock with Grover plantary tuners. Super cool uke sound with a beautiful twang to it.

Style O UkeStyle O Uke at NAMM 2014
~ Style O Ukulele $2860
Ready to Ship Now!
Great diminutive Style O, replete with palm tree etching front and back, on a mirror nickel brass body uke. Classic iconic uke, an art deco masterpiece!

Koa Uke and Clock
~ KOA Ukulele w/ Rope Binding $3490
Ready to Ship Now!
The Koa Uke is at it’s classic best with the full rope binding, lassooed around the top, back, and fingerboard. It’s a jaw-dropping, warm-sounding wonderful must-have uke for the ages! It also features a faux-tortoise headstock overlay with the National banner logo. Grover geared planetary tuners. 15″ concert scale neck.

I’ve sold a couple of these and always wished I could keep them all for myself. Antique Brass coverplate, wow these are something else.

~ National Clock $450
Ships directly from the manufacturer.
This is the glowing, super high quality National Clock, make it always be “National Time”at your house! It’s big, 20″across.

~ Maple Uke $2320
Ready to Ship Now!
(Ask me for pics and details!)

~ Mahogany Uke $2320
Ready to Ship Now!
(Ask me for pics and details!)