I am wanting to add resonators to my "collection" and noticed there is currently no resonator group...unless I overlooked it. I would like to pick some of your brains on tips, hints and tricks because I've seen some gorgeous builds from you guys. I really don't know where to start with my questions, but was wondering what differences I should note in my builds and tips on getting quality, old-style blues sound out of them.

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There is a ton of information on building these. Try Googleing  Pat Cook resonator cbg's also look in the advanced building section. I have built a number of them. If you are interested in how I do it send me a message and I'll send you my phone number. I'd be happy to share what I know. These are very cool instruments worth the effort.

I think you're looking for this: How loud can we make it

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/howloudcanwemakeit

Thanks for the info guys. Jim, I may be looking you up when I get ready to start one if you don't mind.
Hey David no worries I'll help where I can.  I do know a lot about what not to do... (Sad to say).
Although, I am not a builder (only built one 3 string CBG), I have played quite a few resonators in my day. I would be glad to be of any assistance. Jim Mitchell is certainly a good source for resonator info. Enjoy your build, Keni Lee   
Yup, this is a pretty active group.

Ben said:

I think you're looking for this: How loud can we make it

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/howloudcanwemakeit

Hi David,

Here's what information I have on making Reso-CBGs:

 


 

Useful Links:

  1. Resonator Cigar Box Guitars
  2. Interesting Threads on Reso-CBGs
  3. Resonator Cone Makers/Sellers Note 1: Plus Shipping Charges
 

 

Hope this helps.

-Rand.

Hmm... Why didn't those links cut and paste right? I'll see if I can fix them.

 

 


Useful Links:

  1. Resonator Cigar Box Guitars
  2. Interesting Threads on Reso-CBGs
  3. Resonator Cone Makers/Sellers Note 1: Plus Shipping Charges
     

Well, I think I've fixed all the links. Apparently the links are saved with a relative url (..\) and when I paste it here, the url address gets screwed up. Live & learn.

-Rand.

 

Good stuff, Rand. Thanks

Hi David.

Yes, and in cutting and pasting the code for this link table here, I messed up the original code in my CBN discussion group "Home Made Resonator Boxes 101, v.2.0" and spent most of this morning recreating that code. I think next time I won't fool with it. As time goes on, my group will move from basic box building to more advanced reso-box-guitar building. Just a matter of my finding time to get around to it. My first article relative to reso-box-guitar building is how to cut the hole for the resonator in the sound board using rather primitive tools.

-Rand.

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