• Acoustic/electric Resonator Guitar

    It has a dual pickup system with a humbucker at the neck and a saddle piezo at the bridge. There is a nice preamp fitted also. Very warm and fat sounding guitar, and loud enough to practice when using unplugged.
    AU $169.50
    16 bids
    AU $30.00 postage
    Ending Today at 19:00 AEST14h 56m
  • Dean Heirloom Brass Resonator Acoustic Guitar

    RESONATOR HEIRLOOM BRASS Dean Guitars debuted the Heirloom resonator guitar at the summer NAMM show in Nashville; the newest addition to their line of resonators. Made of solid distressed copper or solid distressed brass with matching inlays and truss rod cover, each Heirloom resonator has a unique voice and a truly one-of-a-kind look and feel! Each instrument will have unique distressed characteristics such as stains in the finish. Item ID RESHB Body Iron Neck Mahogany Scale Length 24 - 3/4" Neck Type C Fingerboard Rosewood Inlays Brass Dot # of Frets 19 Color Brass Plating Design Feature Single Cone Top.
    AU $749.00
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  • Epiphone Dobro Hounddog Deluxe Square Neck Resonator Guitar

    Epiphone Dobro Deluxe Hound Dog square neck resonator guitar. This guitar is in near new condition and comes in a hard case. The guitar is fitted with a resophonic pick up located under the spider bridge. These guitars are made in China and are still a quality build, it sounds great and slides well. The bridge is Mahogany with an Ebony cap, the neck is Mahogany with a Rosewood finger board. The guitar is finished in a Vintage Brown over laminated Flame Maple wood. The tuners are high quality Groover.
    AU $549.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • New listingGrestch Resonator guitar with Fishman Nashville Pickup, hard case, square neck

    This is a great SQUARE NECK resonator designed to be played on lap or with strap standing. It has Fishman Nashville Pickup and works great live. Come with hard case. Happy to post or courier at buyers expense
    AU $600.00
    AU $18.85 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Dean Black Chrome Resonator Acoustic Guitar

    RESONATOR BLACK CHROME RESONATOR BLACK CHROME The Dean RESBC Resonator Black Chrome is a 24-3/4 scale resonator with a sleek iron body featuring chrome plating and a single cone top. It has a mahogany C neck, F soundholes, and a modern headstock, as well as a rosewood fingerboard displaying pearl dot inlays. Grover sealed die-cast tuners make it a cinch to get in tune and stay there. If Johnny cash played a resonator, this would definitely be on his wishlist. Top Black Chrome Plated Iron Body Black Chrome Plated Iron Neck Mahogany Scale Length 24 3/4" Neck Type Set Neck Neck Profile C Fingerboard Rosewood Inlays Pearl Dot # of Frets 19 Knobs Black Chrome Dome.
    AU $799.00
    Local pickup
  • Dobro Square Neck Lap Style , Circa 1930's Resonator Guitar

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    AU $1,599.00
    Free postage
  • Regal RD-40 Regal Resonator Guitar w/ Spruce and Round Neck - USA Cone

    All together work in perfect harmony to assure the maximum, most articulate tone that can be heard in any playing situation. Saga's Power Reflex resonator chamber. Spruce top. Rosewood fingerboard with motherof-pearl dot position markers.
    AU $695.00
    Free postage
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  • 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
    Estimated delivery dateEst. delivery Wed, May 23
  • National Style N Guitar .GERMAN SILVER Body with upgrades

    UP FOR SALE RELUCTANTLY IS THIS BEAUTIFUL 2009 National Style N. German silver body, with upgrades. upgrades are. almost zero fret wear. frets where dressed 2 months ago. Sounds amazing. if your not familiar with german silver nationals then google it.
    AU $5,500.00
    AU $140.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • 1971 Dobro

    1971 Dobro Sunburst Square Neck Resonator Guitar, Serial # D6077. Original hard case included. Just had a full setup.
    AU $2,900.00
    0 bids
    AU $100.00 postage
    Ending 30 May at 1:03 AEST8d 20h
  • Resonator Guitar Johnson jr-994 E Chrome Finish + Pickup (RRP 2018

    The Tricone represents the original concept, which was Singlecone - developed later - as a cheap alternative. Amazing: The small resonator guitar is quite loud and is the most larger copies in nothing.
    AU $1,252.21
    From Germany
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
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  • Resonator Guitar Johnson jm-999 Chrome Tricone 1. Choice New (RRP 2017

    Choice New (RRP 2017. The Tricone represents the original concept, which was Singlecone - developed later - as a cheap alternative. (RRP: 745. "FYI: 1st choice NEW and technically and playfully flawlessly with 2 years warranty ! ).
    AU $1,067.49
    From Germany
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • RESONATOR GUITAR JOHNSON JM-998 E-A antique finish +Pickup (RRP 2018

    The Tricone represents the original concept, which was Singlecone - developed later - as a cheap alternative. (EIA: 870. JM-998E JOHNSON Resonatorgit.Model: Single Cone. Body: nickel-plated brass in antique finish. ).
    AU $1,267.11
    From Germany
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • RESONATOR GUITAR JOHNSON JM-999-E chrome Tricone +Pickup A1 Top (VP

    The Tricone represents the original concept, which was Singlecone - developed later - as a cheap alternative. "FOR INFO: NEW / NEW (guitar was always kept in the suitcase!)". without engraving ! (RRP: 880 EUR) (Images similar to partially without pickup pictured!).
    AU $1,296.90
    From Germany
    Free postage
    or Best Offer

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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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