Thread: Resonator guitars??

crowesmule - 1/17/2004 at 03:52 PM

I posted a question over at the ABB site and someone told me to check here.

I've been playing guitar for about 8 years or so and I'm looking to get a resonator guitar, but I definitely want something with low enough action to play "regular guitar." I'd also like to play slide on it.
I'm pretty much looking at something that will give me that bluesy, perhaps delta bluesy guitar sound. I know very very little about resonators and I plan on trying out some Regals or Johnsons. I'll also be checking EBay auctions for some Nationals.
Thanks


Dusty - 1/19/2004 at 06:24 PM

Hi, heres a earlier post in my forum...if ya got the money go with quality.. Dobro or National...but if ya dont ,the Regal and Johnsons are very good buys.... and good luck finding a National on ebay,,,,the pre wars.. are very expensive.. but the newer ones...are a very good buy...
these days,, it seems everyone wants to play a Resonator... but if ya get a Dobro or National...the value only goes up!!!
Good luck!!!

hey there,,,, I prefer a round neck,, my dobro, was built by Dobro, just before Gibson bought it out,, its a copy of their first model from '29 or so... its called a Hound dog.... their making a similar model now,, but Matt Barranti keep coming up to me at Lanaroo... telling me how much he loved it ...
a few of my friends have Regals.and like them....... but I bought 2 last winter,on ebay, and they can be bought on' Mandalay Music.. online,,,, made by 'Johnson' and a very very nice import from China....... I have a Johnson steel body resophnic Mando.. and the work on it is first quality,, like on their dobros.... I prefer the Johnson.. over the Regal.. its got a great sounding cone.... a very nice neck,,, the regals is fatter........and one of the best natural tops Ive seen.....!!!!! check it out.... I hope this answeres and question,, and feel free to ask anytime
wishin ya the Best,,
Dusty


crowesmule - 1/21/2004 at 11:38 PM

Thanks a lot for the advice. I decided for the time being to maybe pick up Gibson Les Paul, probably a Standard. I looked at a squareneck and realized I didn't have the time right now to really branch out on a new style, the roundneck is a possibility, but neither hit me the way the Les Paul Standard did. But one day...I'll get a Resonator. I usually go a lot by gut feeling with purchases and the Les Paul struck me like my 68 Reverb did.
Dusty, I'll keep in mind everything you said about Resonators, and maybe I'll pick one up sooner than later.


Dusty - 1/22/2004 at 09:19 PM

well Bro,,, Ya cant go wrong with a Les Paul, I wanted a National from about 5 years old on..... and in the mid 80's, I really started looking,,,, and found one at Mandolin Brother's on Staten Island NYC.....I had just got a American Express Gold Card, and had 2 teeth pulled.. and was pretty numb so I got on the phone and called them.. and started to wrangel the price down.....after a bit,,I just told Stan Jay the owner ..."look man,, I just got 2 teeth pulled and a new American Express card.. and I want to break it in with that National today.....tommorow,I'll be hurting,, but now I feel No pain,,, Ill give ya 1300.00.. cause 13 is my lucky number ( they wanted 1700.00) and I heard a voice say SOLD...." hahaha...


Dusty - 4/25/2004 at 04:08 AM

I was bidding on this baby,,,, but 1700.00 was my limit,,, a real find,,, looks like it was in a time warp all there years and never used.....
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3718700764&category=2385 &ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1


Dusty - 2/14/2005 at 04:14 PM

A friend of mine just got a Rogue Triolian Reso guitar.....and its very cool....I played it all day yesterday to put some good notes in it for him
heres a link if anyone is looking.... http://www.johnsongtr.com/Bottle_Slide_Triolia.174.0.html


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