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.
“F” hole Resonator
This guitar is a round neck , fretable resonator with a biscuit type bridge and “f” holes in the top. It’s made of Waterfall Bubinga back and sides, laminated master grade Sitka Spruce and American Cherry top, It has a Mahogany neck with Indian Rosewood fret board and peg head overlay and Grover Rotomatic tuners. The laser-cut headstock inlay was done by Mr. Ken Koujourian. A very gratifying bottleneck blues instrument. It sounds great.
This guitar is a Dobro style resonator with Curly Walnut back and sides, laminated master grade Sitka Spruce and American Cherry top, laminated Mahogany, Purpleheart and Maple neck with slotted headstock, ebony fretboard and peghead overlay with Grover Sta-Tite tuners mounted upright.