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National Resophonic Guitars: The 14 Fret National Style 0


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The 14-fret to the body Style O was introduced in 1935 by the National Stringed Instrument Corporation. It came with either the Traditional Sieve pattern coverplate or the newly introduced Chicken Foot coverplate. in 1935 this guitar had a slotted headstock with a decal. In 1936 the National Style 0 went to the solid peghead style with a rosewood overlay, inlaid with a pearloid banner logo and was produced until 1938. From 1939 to 1941 it had what was called a paddle headstock with a black phenolic overlay and a metal shield logo. This instrument originally sold for $62.50 and in 1939 the price was increased to $65.00!!!

Responding to many years of requests, National re-introduced the 14-fret Style 0 in 2006. It has the Chicken Foot coverplate and the ’36-’38 style headstock with banner logo!!!


* 2 13 /16″ wide bone nut
* bound ebony fingerboard
* hardrock maple neck
* plank headstock design
* “National” banner logo on peghead
* 25 1/4″ scale length
* nickel plated brass body
* rolled f-holes
* sandblasted Hawaiian scene
* arched back
* 9 1/2″ biscuit/cone assembly
* traditional ‘ chickenfoot ‘ coverplate
* deluxe arched top hardshell case

For more details and pricing visit our newer post on the National Style 0 Squareneck here!

  • Model: 14 Fret National Style 0
  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

  • Including Hard case

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