The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

National Resophonic NRP-B 14 Fret Wood Body Black Rust Finish


The National Resophonic Company’s NRP-B model is based on the historic Duolian, and as seen here is available with a wood body, and Black Rust finish!

The National Resophonic NRP-B 14 in wood body form has a warmer, sweeter tone than the metal body versions, but offers just as much volume and responsiveness. It’s also somewhat lighter at 5.5 pounds. The scale length is a comfortable 25 inches. The body is built of Maple laminate, with a slotted-headstock Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard. The standard National spun aluminum cone is covered by the Duolian-style ‘Sieve’ coverplate.  12 fret necks, and of course metal body versions are also available.   

The original National branded arched top, hard shell case is included.

Here is National’s description of the NRP-B in its standard metal body form:

“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.”


Email for current price
  • Model: NRP-B
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Black Rust
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: 20222
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 28/01/2019

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.5lbs 2.5kg
  • Scale Length: 25in 635mm
  • Nut Width: 1.85in 47mm
National Resophonic Guitars Website

Contact The Twelfth Fret Regarding This Item


Guitarists’ Pro Shop
2132 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M4C 1J9 CANADA
○ Sales: +416•423•2132
○ Service: +416•423•1554