List pricing $4400
Direct to you pricing $3960
Its Spanish name translates as “The Troubador,” and this wood-body single-cone National has been popular with musicians ever since its debut in 1932. This reissue was designed in collaboration with renowned blues and swing guitarist Mike Dowling. Like the original, our El Trovador features a large, four-inch-deep body constructed of mahogany — a wood famed for its sonic properties. A wooden soundwell houses the resonator, adding to the unique sound projection. The body is bound in multi-layer celluloid, with a matching purfling border around the classic coverplate. An ebony fretboard is mated to the solid mahogany neck, which is capped by a rosewood headstock overlay. With its rich, deep, warm tone, our El Trovador is one of National’s most popular guitars among troubadors everywhere.
Proceed to checkout and make a $300 deposit towards the final cost of your instrument. We will contact you within 3 business days to discuss your order and provide a sales quote. Production on your new guitar will begin once you order is confirmed. Prior to the confirmation of your sales quote you will have the option to cancel your order for a full refund. Current build times for most instruments is 6 to 8 months. Engraved instruments can take over a year to complete.
All instruments are hand-built in our San Luis Obispo, California facility and include a deluxe hardshell case and free shipping. Sales tax will apply to California residents.