National Reso-Phonic : Left Handed Resonator Guitars

National Reso-Phonic Guitars was founded in California, USA in 1989 by Don Young and McGregor Gaines.  They are a builder of resonator guitars, including other resonater instruments such as mandolins and ukuleles.

In 1990 the company opened a factory in San Luis Obispo, California which currently churns out over 1000 guitars per year.  They also offer a repair service which is capable of restoring almost any National guitar to its original condition.

National Reso-Phonic Left Handed Guitars

All National guitars are available to order left handed at no extra charge.  The exceptions are the Resolectric, Resotone and RA3 models.  Take a look at a very small sample of the guitars available from National below, but be sure to take a look at their website to view the full range.

national reso-phonic left handed resonator guitars leftyA small sample of left handed National guitars

National Website

The National website is quite basic in design, but I like the fact that it displays every guitar on a single page, making it very easy to quickly see what is available.  Each product page includes a series of beautiful high-resolution images of the guitar.

Information on left handed models is very well hidden on the site.  To find out if a guitar is available lefty you’ll need to click the ‘specs’ icon on the guitar’s individual page.  It would be nice to have this information a little more visible, or perhaps as an entry in a FAQ.

For more information:
National Reso-Phonic Guitars Website

4 replies
  1. Keith Wood
    Keith Wood says:

    I’ve never played a resonator before but would like to develop my playing with the sound it makes. I’m left handed and after watching clips on u=tube I like the sound of the miniolion small bodied guitar. I live in North East England and dont have any choices here to look at or play. Can you advise me please what you could suggest of offer.
    Thanks Keith

  2. Alberto Pastor
    Alberto Pastor says:

    Good afternoon,

    Please I’m interesed in left handed resonator guitars. There is not so much resonator for left handed guitarrist.
    Could you send me information about this. I’m from Spain and I would like to know if it’s possible sending to Spain.
    Best regards.
    Alberto Pastor

  3. Guy Lemieux
    Guy Lemieux says:

    Hi, I would like to know if you ship hère in Canada, and, or, if there is any eetailer that I could get to buy à left hand resonator. Its à very hard to get item ri find. Thanking you in advance..


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