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First Resonator Build.......

Started by Tom Temple. Last reply by Tom Temple Jun 20, 2016. 7 Replies

After building a number of three and four string CBGs, I decided to take on a big challenge and design and build a six-string resonator.…Continue


Started by Jord Mosselman. Last reply by Jord Mosselman Mar 20, 2015. 4 Replies

My resonator guitar is ready as of today.I believe, a fine addition to this group.Finished the top nut today and strung her up.Believe me, she sounds great! My neighbours are already complainig that…Continue

3 string resonator

Started by Jord Mosselman. Last reply by Jord Mosselman Mar 15, 2015. 2 Replies

Hello People,A post from a new guy on the Block.Started just after xmas last year my very first build of an 3 string guitar.It was my plan to make a wood-top guitar, but evolved rapidly towards…Continue

reso uke

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Robert De Haemers Apr 9, 2013. 5 Replies

Morning folks,I am building a reso ukulele,not with a cigar box but with a craft box off e bay.I have been told the box will need beefing up, it will have a bolt on neck.what thickness should the…Continue

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Comment by Randy S. Bretz on September 18, 2011 at 1:35pm
http://handmademusic.ning.com/photo/scotts-biscut-bridge?context=user  the 41 mm piezo elements [ 1 1/2" round] work real nice for reso biscuits.
Comment by Brett Saul on August 20, 2011 at 9:47am

I do have one of those pups, Ted.  It is a little to tall for my liking, so I did not use it.  Maybe when I can do an angled neck, I can use a higher bridge. 


Comment by Ted Crocker on August 20, 2011 at 9:30am

I've made a few for members with 2 piezos embedded in the biscuit and they say the sound is rich and full.  My shop is closed until after I move, I'll have more the end of September.

Comment by Wade on August 19, 2011 at 2:20am
Brett , I've had best results with pickups in or under biscuit. Wherever there is a bit of string pressure on the piezo(if a piezo is what you have on mind)

Comment by Brett Saul on August 18, 2011 at 11:19am

Just finished this Resonator

Since it has a string through body design, experimenting with piezo placement is really difficult.  Any recommendations? Should I mount to the cone or the box? 


Comment by malcolm haines on August 16, 2011 at 4:27am

Forgot in the last post from me...

I am currently working on a beer can resonator. Good excuse to finish a six pack!

Comment by malcolm haines on August 16, 2011 at 4:26am
love my resonators. I invested heaps in a Nashville tricone resonator. Its a beast with strings like steel cable and a nickel coated brass body. My first guitar build (which I still keep) was a resonator too! Who need amps?
Comment by Richard Stark on August 8, 2011 at 12:52am
This is a license plate from 1951 foound on an abandoned truck.... Yes I needed a tetanus shot after building it......
Comment by Richard Stark on August 8, 2011 at 12:51am
Not sure if it qualifies as a true reso...but theres a cake pan in it with a single coil with a piezo under it. I Retained the stock bridge. Totally free build with crap I had laying around.
Comment by Ted Crocker on July 30, 2011 at 12:06pm

Biscuit Pickup for Reso



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