If you had reviewed hundreds of guitars in your life, would you have purchased these 5 resonator guitars? That’s right, on today’s show we’re taking a look at the resonator guitars in my guitarsenal. In addition, you’ll see some odd “uncategorizable” guitars in my guitarsenal as well!
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Each of these guitars has an origin story. Sometimes there is a sentimental story. Other times it’s just all about the looks! Be sure to watch this full episode of Acoustic Tuesday to get the lowdown on part two of my guitarsenal.
Besides looking at these awesome guitars, I also want to take a moment to thank and feature Republic Guitars out of Texas. They make incredible resonators that you should definitely check out!
Additionally, I want to thank Billy Cardine for continuing to amaze me. This resonator player has the chops, the confidence, and the creativity to play some incredible resonator guitar! I hope you enjoy watching his videos as much as I have!
Be sure to let me know if there’s a resonator in your guitarsenal! Have you thought about playing a resonator before? Drop a comment below to let me know!
As always, you can catch Acoustic Tuesday at 10 am every Tuesday in these four places:
- Acoustic Life YouTube channel
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https://republicguitars.com/ – Learn more about Republic Guitars online
https://acousticguitar.com/republic-of-texas-offers-affordable-resonators-steeped-in-tradition/ – Learn more about the history of Republic Guitars
https://youtu.be/6hgVGoFBzDE – Hear the Republic Guitars Metal Bodied Highway 61 in action
https://youtu.be/qOmuP7Y4UKc – Hear the Republic Guitars wood bodied Highway 61 in action
https://billycardine.com/ – Visit Billy Cardine online
https://billycardine.com/cd-store – Checkout Billy Cardine’s albums
https://loversleapband.com/ – Learn more about Lovers Leap Band
https://youtu.be/KFHl2A7fZCw – Listen to “Ridgeway Backroads” by the Biscuit Burners (Billy Cardine)
https://youtu.be/RbwBHcFObxU – Listen to “Walnut Tree” by Lovers Leap
https://youtu.be/tqhRnlC-O7k – Listen to Billy play with Indian Slide Guitar Master Debashish Bhattacharya
Tony – I have a 1994 Beard R Body Reso in solid mahogany with a mahogany sunburst and poinsettia plate.. Awesome sound from back when Paul Beard was making all his instruments by himself in a cabin behind his house. I got turned onto Paul by Dave Giegerich (unfortunately no longer with us). Dave was an incredible player who was giving me lessons at the time. Wait time back then was about 18 months.
Absolutely love the sound of the hollow neck.
My favorite is the Mule resonator, hands down. And yes, I own a resonator, the least expensive Recording King. It’s a great resonator for the price. I won’t get a better one until and unless I am a better guitar player.
Tony: I thought the last small 12 string guitar was amazing. I thought the sound was mind blowing. I really liked all of them, but that 12 string was breathtaking.
Love the mule!!
Love acoustic guitars, and the Acoustic Tuesday show, but I wonder about some of the guitars’ cousins, specifically mandolins. Are they the poor relations that we don’t talk about?
Golf is like Guitar- you are responsible fir abiding by the rules. Unlike Guitar, in golf you don’t get to make them yourself.
Like Guitar, perfection is illusary, only progress is visible.
By the way, only thing other than Guitar that I have given up three times. At least I am progessing with a Guitar in my hands.
Thanks for a great show.
Three years! I would have to say that a congratulations is in order, I have yet to miss a program.
Thank you very much Tony it has been informative and I have had a few ( to say the least ) laughs
along the way. CHEERS TONY! Lets see three more years!
Charlie Parr sold me on Mule too when he handed me his tri-cone before a show in Albany, NY a couple years ago. Wow! What a guitar and what a truly nice individual. After talking life and guitars for nearly 20 minutes I knew I had to place my order with Matt. I’ll never sell my National Vintage Steel Delphi but my Mule seems to get all my attention. Thanks, Tony! You’ve kept my interest for all of your nearly 3 years.
Tony, how MANY guitars total do you have, and which one is your absolute favorite
I like the last one. It has less ting.
Great show as always Tony.Really enjoyed the Nigel Tufnel references,that guy was a genius:-)Your playing of the Resophonics was really outstanding on all of the clips.I would say the Mule was my favorite.A fresh take on the old National,they are really cool.
I have a Gretsch 9200 Boxcar Round Neck.With a proper set up like you said is a good introduction to these types of guitars.
Congratulations to Whitney and you on your upcoming new addition.Looking forward to the show next week on your recommendations on affordable Resos!!!
Hi Tony, congratulations on your baby’s name.its a beautiful name.i hope you and your life are all well.just saw #154,love your guitar senal .I like your black designator guitar.both of them.they have a beautiful sound.cant wait until #155 for the new discussion on regsinator guitars.have a good week.thanks🤪🤘😷😁👍🎼🎤🎸
Hands down the Tricone is my favorite.
The mule had the sound that I really preferred, out of those you demonstrated to us. Thank you1
That Weissenborn was spectacular. It took me to another place and time. Wow! It was also some fine picking Tony.
Townes…. How cool!
Agree with Tim below – the Mule is awesome looking and sounding.
I started discussions with maker of Celtic Cross Weissenborn Maker some years ago now but had my funding pulled. Tony, do you anything of this Maker please?
My favorite is the MULE! Stood out to me immediately!
I loved the sound of the Mule guitar.
Love the hollow neck form Montana and the 12 string.