Raw Series instruments have a minimal, wax body finish giving a naturally smooth feel that will patina over time. They are expertly handcrafted in our California workshop to the high quality standards our reputation is built on. Steel models, like all National steel bodied instruments, have an interior finish to protect against rusting.
The Raw Series instruments are available in steel, brass, and German silver and feature a hardrock maple neck and a chicken-foot resonator coverplate. 12-Fret models have a slotted headstock and flat-cut F-holes while the 14-Fret models have a peghead and rolled F-holes.
Currently we are the only company making guitars of German silver alloy in the tradition of the original 1930’s Nationals. Our Raw Series instruments offer an affordable option to anyone looking to recreate the tone of a vintage National.
- Steel 12 or 14 Fret $3200
- Brass 12 or 14 Fret $3500
- German Silver 12 or 14 Fret $3800
"RAW" Series Instrument deposit
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 8 to 12 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 (within the US). Sales tax will apply to California residents.