1993 National Resolectric


This lovely and very rare (1 of 78 ever made) National Resolectric 2 was generously donated to the Front Porch for their fund-raiser. I’m just the middleman.

The Front Porch is a non-profit roots music school based in Charlottesville, Virginia. They host classes, workshops, master classes, weekly jams, and performances. Their instructors–professional musicians themselves–offer lessons and group classes in a variety of musical styles, including bluegrass, old time, gospel, acoustic blues, and folk.

fp logo

The resolectric is in remarkable condition, barely played, frets brushed up, board oiled, and strung and intonated with GHS burnished nickel 11s.


We believe it to be a one-owner instrument acquired from Gruhn Guitars.


The resolectric 2 has a solid mahogany body, a flame maple neck, a rosewood board, a Highlander piezo transducer for the resonator cone and a lipstick tube single coil at the neck.


The controls are a gain and master for the on board preamp that runs both pickups. It’s a very cool, organic set-up. Fresh nine volts, transparent copper knobs, and a super cool grained ivoroid pickguard too.


It all comes together beautifully. These resolectrics are terrific slide guitars, but they can be delicate, jangly, or mean in a variety of styles, clean or dirty.


All proceeds from this auction will help fund the Front Porch’s charitable operations: their scholarship program and collaborations and partnerships with local schools and community organizations, including the new Roots and Wings music education program.

roots and wings logo
The Roots and Wings project serves low-income elementary and middle school students and is designed to further student interest, initiative, and passion. It supports them as they find their voice, and facilitates peer-to-peer relationship-building through music.

Take it with you in the fitted G&G case


(which is missing one foot).


It’s the perfect home for the fancy truss rod cover, bone nut, and white button klusons:


Buy it, get an outrageously cool and unspeakably rare guitar, and pay it forward to the next generation of musicians!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s