What are resonator guitars used for?
Resonator guitars are popularly used in bluegrass music and in blues. Traditionally, bluegrass players used square necked Dobro-style instruments played as a steel guitar while blues players favored round-necked National-style guitars, often played with a bottleneck.
Who plays a resonator guitar?
Jerry Douglas Considered the best resophonic player in the world, he’s definitely the most well-known with 13 Grammy’s and a long list of big name gigs.
How to select a resonator guitar?
History of the Resonator. The resonator guitar was invented by John Dopyera in the mid 1920s in an attempt to make an acoustic loud enough to compete with big bands
How to convert a guitar to a resonator?
What kind of strings for a resonator guitar?
The Martin M980 Bluegrass resonator guitar strings are nickel-wound strings built to bring out the unique sound of the resonator guitar. The Newtone National Nickel resonator guitar strings are made using heavy round cores, instead of hexagonal cores, for perfect tension. They come in three gauges. Order strings for your resonator or resophonic guitar from Strings and Beyond and you can rest assured your merchandise will arrive fast.
How to restring a resonator guitar?
Overview. Proper set-up is essential to get the optimum tone from a resonator guitar.