List pricing $3600
Direct to you pricing $3240
The original Duolian arrived in 1930 as National’s basic steel-bodied, single-cone guitar and soon became famous for its musical sound. Our NRP B Series replicates the vintage Duolian — and these modern reissues surpass most old ones in quality, playability, and even tone. The thin-gauge steel body is period-correct, featuring flat-cut f-holes, traditional sieve resonator coverplate, and a formed back. Still, no two NRP guitars are alike: The bodies are finished with a multi-stage, hand-textured finish for an individual look and semi-smooth surface profile that emulates the original Duolians. The mahogany neck with truss rod is capped by an unbound ebony fretboard complete with mother-of-pearl position markers. Vintage-style plain tuners, ebony nut, and “National” stamped into the slotted headstock complete the look of this classic. But it’s the trademark sound that makes these guitars so special — almost like a ghostly evocation of the best vintage 1930s Duolian. The sound is powerful and loud, while still being deep and warm. Like the hallowed originals, the NRP is steeped in mojo.
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.