National Guitars1-10 of 10 products
National Reso-Phonic NRP 14 Fret Steel #23879
National Reso-Phonic NRP B Series 14 Fret Black Rust #23793
National Reso-Phonic M1 Tricone #23697
National Reso-Phonic M1 Tricone #23708
National Reso-Phonic NRP 12 Fret Steel #23773
National Reso-Phonic T-14 Cutaway Brass Body Antique Brass Finish with Pickup #23670
National Reso-Phonic Raw Series Brass 14 Fret
National Reso-Phonic Raw Series Brass 14 Fret #23829
National Reso-Phonic Raw Series Steel 14 Fret
National Reso-Phonic Raw Series Steel 14 Fret #23854
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.