Articles Categorized in: Resonator Guitar Reviews

Another Review of the Regal RD-40s Resonator Guitar

The Regal RD-40S features a similar body shape to the Californian resonators that were to be found in the 1930s and with it’s Power Reflex Chamber, gives you the volume that you need to be heard without an amplifier as well as a tone that is tough to match. The RD-40S is a single cone resonator that comes with a spider bridge setup. The body of the guard is made of mahogany, which is complimented beautifully by the spruce top...
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A Detailed Review of the Regal RC-51 Tricone Resonator Guitar

Having been created by the Southern California born Dopyera brothers, the Tricone defined an era spanning the jazz bands of the 1920s and extending into the 1930s with the Hawaiian craze and creating the signature sounds of greats such as Tampa Red and Peetie Wheatstraw. The RC-51 is a Chinese crafted, half replica of the National Style 1 Tricones and the features of this resonator model are nickel-plated brass hardware and a slim mahogany neck with an adjustable truss rod,...
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Review of the Vintage AMG2 Resonator Guitar

Having worked in a music store in Nashville for over 30 years, I have seen, demonstrated and played more resonators in my life than most people. My favorite memory was when BB King was playing a gig in our town and he dropped by our shop since he knew the owner from many years ago. He´s pretty much prone to using Gibson, as any King fan knows. It was a real treat seeing him come in and play a few...
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Review of the Stagg SR706 SB Resonator Guitar

Our church band was in need of a few instruments, amongst others a resonator guitar which I was asked to research and buy.  Having a very limited budget and not knowing where to start looking, I went over the guitar store. Since my Regal at home was a present from my dad, I honestly didn´t know what the going prices were for resos. Well, I gave the shop attendant a list of all the things the church was looking for...
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Review of the Regal RD-40 Resonator Guitar

Call me an old school kind of guy, but I’ve never really taken to the whole “buying online” idea – especially not for something like a resonator guitar that has to be tried and tested before deciding to purchase it. Besides that, I like to know I can take it back to the shop for whatever could go wrong. For this reason I set out to a shop in Nashville and the Regal RD-40 immediately caught my eye. The Mahogany...
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Review of the Regal RC-51 Tricone Resonator Guitar

Being an Acoustic Blues fan, I was considering getting a resonator for a long time. I own two other acoustic guitars and I would have loved to get a National, but unfortunately that is a luxury that the missus would never let me have. After doing some research and finding out that Regal has pretty much been the major association with resonators since the 1920s, I figured that I couldn´t go wrong. First impressions: I picked up this Tricone on...
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Review of the REGAL RC-2

As a guitar and music history teacher with 23 years of experience, it never seizes to amaze me how many younger or beginner players consider the aesthetics of a guitar as one of the major deciding factors (besides the price of course), and pay little to no attention to the acoustic characteristics, the craftsmanship and what value they would expect from their investment. It seems like “looking cool” is more important than having an instrument that improves your performance or...
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A Review of the Recording King MW10 Resonator Guitar

Having worked in a music store in Nashville for over 30 years, I have seen, demonstrated and played more resonators in my life than most people. My favorite memory was when BB King was playing a gig in our town and he dropped by our shop since he knew the owner from many years ago. He´s pretty much prone to using Gibson, as any King fan knows. It was a real treat seeing him come in and play a few...
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Review of the Hudson DMRG1 Resonator Guitar

One of the most horrible experiences of my life was when my Gold Tone GRSS got stolen from my car 2 months ago. The worst part is that it was only 3 months old! I spent so much time and a ridiculous amount of money on that guitar, making adjustments and tweaking it so that it sounded exactly the way I wanted it. Thankfully insurance paid out. The only problem was that the shop I bought it from originally, closed...
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A Review of the Gretsch G9112 Resonator Guitar

Click on the image of the Gretsch G9112 Resonator Guitar to read more details…….. Since my retirement in 2003 I´ve found it difficult to fill my days and decided to become an amateur luthier. I have always loved any stringed instrument, as well as working with my hands. My neighbor got himself a Gretsch G9112 and brought it over to ask my opinion on how he could customize the guitar. To be honest, I really wasn´t expecting much from a...
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