National Guitar Sales

Steve James with National resonator mandolin

Steve James with National resonator mandolin

Steve James is an authorized National Guitar dealer. He says:

“Today, as when the company introduced the original resonator guitars in the late ’20s, National sets the standard for quality of construction and sound.  As a long time player and product rep, I’m happy to supply information about the variety of models and custom options National offers.  As an authorized dealr, I can order directly from the factory and offer a full 15% discount on the price of any guitar, ukulele or mandolin.  Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.   Steve James

CURRENTLY IN STOCK:

New stock includes two wood-body Reso-Rockets, including one with a custom diamond inlay fingerboard at a specially discounted price.*  Also just in, an RM-1 mandolin with vintage style steel parts and a solid mahogany body.

The new guitars reflect National’s absolutely consistent commitment to superior sound and construction, and I’m proud to have my name in them!  The WB has been my principal working instrument since I took delivery on #1 and, if anything, they’ve gotten better since.  You might want another resonator guitar…but you’ll never need one.  I was happily surprised by the mahogany body mandolin (they’re ordinarily made with maple and walnut).  Plenty punch in the mids and high end, as you’d expect from a National; also a strong, full lower register.  This one’s got a good fast playing action, and careful wood selection and finishing make it pretty to look at as well.

Posted prices reflect a 15% dealer discount off list and include hard shell case and warranty

Reso-Rocket WB……….……$2,890 SOLD-another is on order 8/17

Reso-Rocket WB

Reso-Rocket WB

Reso-Rocket WB back

Reso-Rocket WB back

Reso-Rocket WB Custom…..$3,100*

Reso-Rocket WB Custom with diamond inlay

Reso-Rocket WB Custom with diamond inlay

Reso-Rocket WB Custom with diamond inlay neck

Reso-Rocket WB Custom with diamond inlay neck detail

RM-1 Mandolin……………….$2,380 SOLD-a maple RM-V is on order 8/17

RM-1 Mandolin

RM-1 Mandolin

RM-1 Mandolin back

RM-1 Mandolin back

National Hot Plate Pick-up System.

Standard cover plate with a Lollar single coil pick-up, controls and 1/4″ jack.  Great sound.  Easy, no drill install.  $400 list.
Here’s Steve playing his Reso Rocket in his basement workshop…

Here is a tour of the Reso Rocket from Al Petteway at Dream Guitars…

 

 

I’m happy to help you make a selection and help you find your perfect National instrument.  Contact me with any questions you may have.   Steve James