Since the production run on the Western ‘D’ ended, back in 2009, prices on these stunning resonator models have been steadily climbing. And no wonder – vibrant Sunburst top of figured African Anigre, (sometimes incorrectly identified as Maple), incredible Walnut Burl back, square Walnut neck, bound Ebony board, “rope” binding, (hand-cut strips of Maple and Rosewood, it’s an incredible high-end package that looks wonderful and sounds even better. This is about as tricked out as a slide guitar gets - rope binding, super-cool inlays, perloid headstock face, STUNNING Walnut back… and that famous National sound
Country, blues, country-blues, bluegrass… getcha Jerry Douglas on with a Model ‘D’ Western! A forward facing resonator cone, plus specially designed W-shaped spider bridge – for more contact points than most other resonators – make for unparalleled projection.
Fully hand built
Solid Walnut sides, stylish mother-of-pearl “arrowhead” fingerboard inlays, rubbed satin nickel-plated hardware, classic f-holes on the upper body, fed by soundwell ports for extra clarity, and an ivoroid headstock overlay, which features etched National logo, model name and National’s famous shield design. These guitars were fully hand built by National’s dedicated craftsmen at San Luis Obispo, California, and available only by custom order, making each and every one both special and exclusive.
In extraordinarily fine condition, our Model ‘D’ Western has seen only very light use, and its original hard shell case is in matching, virtually mint condition. A slide bar and an assortment of finger picks are included.
Free courier delivery
FREE COURIER DELIVERY is included to any address in Australia. ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)