Hi all, well this latest CBG is a resonator using a stainless steel ashtray as the resonator. Sadly, but understandably, the acoustic sound is zilch. With such an heavy object on the face it's what I expected, and I suppose I used it for a bit of a talking point really.
Plug it in and its sounds good with a piezo on the cone and the mag pick up when blended. The body is pine fence material [which sounds great in my acoustic CBG's] the neck is oak and the fingerboard is a Queensland hardwood.
I would say that the ashtray being 18/8 stainless is way too dense to transmit string vibration in an acoustic form, whereas the dog bowl reso is punched out of far less of a quality steel but resonates better. And of course the "made for the job" resonator sounds the business.