Resonators

Resonators

A square neck Dobro style resonator with a spider bridge and round sound ports. Made of American curly cherry with rope style purfling and cream colored ABS binding. The neck is laminated cherry, maple, and walnut with a bound rosewood fretboard, two way adjustable truss rod, rosewood peghead and Grover Rotomatics.

I built this guitar thinking that because it has no internal bracing, only a maple ply sound well and a neck that isn’t carved that it could be a quick and easy one. Well, wrong again, after about four months of off and on work it was finally finished and strung up. I had never played a resonator and didn’t know what to expect.

Now I’m hooked on something new, this instrument produces the most amazing tones and slanting and squaring the bar is such fun stuff to learn that I’m neglecting everything else. Oh well, something else new will be along soon. I wish I could get a whole lot more curly cherry. It’s very hard, has some of the most incredible figuring imaginable and it isn’t a tropical rainforest product.

This guitar is for sale.