List pricing $4300
Direct to you pricing $3870
For nearly a century the National name has been synonymous with "steel guitar." Our new Pioneer RP-1 ensures that association will remain. Old-world craftsmanship meets modern design in our first steel, hollow-body electric. The National Reso-Phonic Pioneer combines an audiophile-quality bridge pickup with a vintage-style Lollar P-90 neck pickup. An on-board active circuit allows for a wide range of tones. A slim neck profile and narrow string spacing complete this hybrid instrument. With the quality artistry expected in a National, the Pioneer is a unique update to the traditional steel-bodied guitar.
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.