• Recording king rm-998-sd resonator guitar

    AU $725.00
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    AU $45.00 postage
    Ending Today at 14:04 AEDST9h 32m
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    Brand: Recording King
  • JAY TURSER JTRES/STR ELECTRIC THINLINE RESONATOR GUITAR

    JAY TURSER MODEL JT-RES-STR ELECTRIC RESONATOR GUITAR. Electric solid, popular body with resonator.
    AU $392.00
    From China
    Free postage
    Brand: UnbrandedDesign: Single-cone, Spider Bridge
  • Gretsch G9230 Bobtail Square Neck Resonator Slide Guitar Fishman pickup - As New

    A gorgeous padauk fingerboard with abalone dot inlays responds beautifully. Gretsch G9230 Square-neck Resonator guitar with Fishman pick-up system. These are widely regarded as the best resonators in the price range.
    AU $799.00
    Local pickup
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    Brand: Gretsch
  • Ibanez RA200BS Resonator Sunburst

    All-mahogany resonator with slick brown sunburst finish. Body type: Resonator. Bridge: Rosewood. Body finish: Natural High Gloss. Special features: Wooden Body Binding, DAddario EXP Strings. Saddle & nut: Plastic.
    AU $629.00
    Brand: Ibanez
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  • Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Deluxe Round-Neck Resonato Guitar with Hard Case

    Gretsch Bobtail Roundneck. Resonator Guitar. SKB Hard Case. Money Orders or Bank Issue Cashiers Cheques (Australia Only). Cash on Pickup. NOTE: We will. Direct Deposit. - Refer to photos -.
    AU $849.95
    Brand: Gretsch
    AU $79.95 postage
    Type: Electro-Acoustic
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  • 1971 Dobro

    1971 Dobro Sunburst Square Neck Resonator Guitar, Serial # D6077. Original hard case included. Just had a full setup.
    AU $2,900.00
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    Ending 18 Dec at 8:11 AEDST5d 3hLocal pickup
  • Recording King RM-998 Champagne Matte Resonator Guitar NEW

    Made from bell brass, they have incredible projection and impeccable tone. The plating quality is excellent and free from defects. Body Type Resonator. Champagne Matte Finish. Hard Maple Bridge. Bell Brass Body.
    AU $1,042.38
    From United States
    AU $137.78 postage
    Brand: Recording King
  • Dobro Guitar Parts Kit Screens Tailpiece Spider Bridge Resonator Cones Soundhole

    Coming in complete set, including spider bridge, tailpiece, resonator cover, resonator cone plate, soundhole screen and saddle. Suitable for Dobro resonator guitar. Soundhole Screen Material: Alloy.
    AU $59.67
    eBay Premium Service
    Free postage
    From Hong Kong
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Unbranded
  • Resonator Cones Tailpiece Soundhole Screens Bridge Saddle Dobro Guitar Parts Set

    Coming in complete set, including spider bridge, tailpiece, resonator cover, resonator cone plate, soundhole screen and saddle. Suitable for Dobro resonator guitar. Soundhole Screen Material: Alloy.
    AU $55.99
    From Hong Kong
    AU $4.99 postage
    Brand: Unbranded
    or Best Offer
  • Dobro Resonator Guitar Kit Cones Sound Hole Screens Tailpiece Saddle Replacement

    Suitable for Dobro resonator guitar. Coming in complete set, including spider bridge, tailpiece, resonator cover, resonator cone plate, soundhole screen and saddle. Tailpiece Material: Zinc Alloy. Tailpiece Size: Approx.
    AU $61.76
    eBay Premium Service
    Free postage
    From Hong Kong
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Unbranded

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Resonator Guitars

Resonator guitars are one of the most appealing types of guitars for musicians to choose. These guitars are basically acoustic guitars but have a classic design with a unique sound and date back to the 1920s. The sound from resonator guitars is popular with bluegrass and blues players although you may have heard the instrument featured in rock, folk and country music too. When you hear it, you will know that it’s not a regular acoustic guitar.

Resonator Guitar Sound

Resonator guitars have a more brash sound than regular classical guitars with a boxy mid-range. They are louder and clearer in terms of tone and how easily you're going to pick it out over other instruments in an ensemble. The tone is distinctive, with a very authentic blues sound.

Types and Design

There are two main types of resonator guitar. The first has a square neck profile that you would play like a Hawaiian style guitar, and the second has a round neck profile that you play like a regular 6-string guitar. The three main designs that lots of people see over the years feature either a single-cone biscuit, a single inverted-cone or tricone design. The body of a resonator guitar can be metal, wood or other materials.

How They Work

Resonator guitars are different to acoustic guitars in the way they produce sound. The sound from resonator guitars comes from string vibrations carried through the bridge to metal cones, or resonators. In acoustic guitars, the vibrations hit a soundboard instead. You can hear the sound from resonator guitars over other instruments and percussion, which can often drown out the sound of acoustic guitars.

Square Neck or Round Neck

Traditionally, blues players use round neck resonator guitars while bluegrass players prefer the square neck. Even so, you can use both in a variety of music styles.

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