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National Reso-Phonic NRP 14 Fret Steel
National Reso-Phonic NRP 14 Fret Steel #24336
National Reso-Phonic NRP 14 Fret Steel #24331
National Reso-Phonic NRP 14 Fret Steel #24319
National Reso-Phonic NRP B Series 14 Fret Black Rust
National Reso-Phonic NRP B Series 14 Fret Black Rust #24332
National Reso-Phonic NRP 12 Fret Steel
National Reso-Phonic NRP 12 Fret Steel #24322
National Reso-Phonic T-14 Cutaway Brass Body Antique Brass Finish with Pickup
National Reso-Phonic T-14 Cutaway Brass Body Antique Brass Finish with Pickup #24329
National Reso-Phonic Style O 14 Fret Replicon
About National Guitars
National guitars are an American brand specializing in resonator guitars. The company produces 'res-o-phonic' guitars with metal bodies and was founded in 1927 in Los Angeles.
Resonator guitars were actually invented by National's founder, John Dopyera. A steel guitar player named George Beauchamp suggested John build a guitar that would be loud enough to play over brass instruments. He did, and the rest is history!
National's resonators are perhaps the most famous of this type of guitar. This is thanks in part to the appearance of one on the iconic Brothers in Arms album cover from Dire Straits.
National guitars hand make guitars with both full aluminium bodies and a mixture of wood and metal. They produce an extremely distinctive sound and are very popular with Country and Bluegrass musicians. Slide technique is big on these guitars, with players often using heavy strings and open tunings.
We love National guitars here at guitarguitar. We have a great selection available to try in-store.