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!

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.