Why I Love National Guitars
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I first met the founders of National Reso-Phonic in 1997, over 20 years ago. That led to me becoming a National Artist, then it eventually grew to me being a dealer, too. McGregor Gaines, his wife, Marie Nordlinger Gaines, and Don Young were the co-founders, and we had many great adventures together. Don Young passed away in April 2016, as did Marie in 2008. McGregor went on to pursue other interests after Marie left us. Eric Smith is now the Owner, CEO and President of National. He worked there since he was 14 years old! He is taking the company to new heights, along with VP-Shop Foreman Jason Workman, Administrator-Production Manager Shanon Smith (no relation) and the crew. They are making the best instruments ever, and I’m truly honored to be part of it.