1 (edited by patrickjacques 2007-07-01 14:02:10)

Topic: Resonator Guitars

Wanting to develop slide I have been checking out some of these beauties. Any one out there own one or can enlighten me on brands or what they like better wood or steel bodies.

what a long strange trip it's been

Re: Resonator Guitars

I have a Regal roundneck Resonator guitar...I believe it's the RD-45. I cut out the three little holes in front of the resonator and installed a Dimarzio Vintage Blues strat Pickup and wired in a volume and tone. I use a heavier set of strings and usually play it fingerstyle and slide in Open G... Regal is not all that expensive for a Resonator (compared to Dobro) and mine has been a good one. This one has the wood body which has a warmer tone, but still that distinctive "sound" of a resonator. The brass bodied ones will give you more of that metallic tone...sorta hard for me to describe...

Middleaged Redneck sorta guy who refuses to grow up...passion for music, especially Southern Rock but like bout everything cept Gangsta/Hip Hop. Collect guitars, mandolins, and love to ride Harleys.