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Asher Acoustic Hawaiian Style 3, Teardrop Figured Koa
Bill Asher makes the Weissenborn style instruments that phenom Ben Harper plays. This one is absolutely stunning. It’s crafted from highly figured Koa throughout, even the fingerboard. It’s also adorned with Rope Style purflings and fitted with a Seymour Duncan Mag Mic pickup. We’ve sold a number of vintage Weissenborns and this Asher has all the energy and the open voice of the great ones, only it’s much prettier…SOLD Read more
Scale Length 25 in Nut Width 2 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Koa, KoaAdd to Compare
2011 Beard E Brazilian/Spruce
This 2011 Paul Beard E Model is a custom build that we commissioned for one of our long time clients a few years back. It is now returning to our flock for a time and we couldn’t be happier to see it here again. It has been treated extremely well since we last hosted it and remains is in true Mint condition.
From the tasteful 12th fret inlay to the unique crescent moon style cover plate and hypnotic Brazilian Rosewood laminate back and sides, this one is made to get people’s attention even before you start to play. But once it’s in your hands and you start grooving away, the sweet singing 12 fret body will dazzle you and your spectators equally. For those worried that twelve frets aren’t enough, this one conveniently comes with an elegant Venetian cutaway that makes hitting the high notes as easy as breathing. If you’re looking for a killer resonator with all the strength and tone you can hope for, this here is one to end your search.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 25 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.22 in Woods Spruce, Rosewood - BrazilianAdd to Compare
New Beard Odyssey Camphor Burl/Sitka
With the Odyssey, Paul Beard has once again raised the bar for what a resonator can sound like. This is one of the first few available anywhere in the country — the first run was snatched up by Vince Gill and other Nashville A-listers.
We custom ordered this amazing version of Paul Beard newest model, The Odyssey. The Camphor Burl back and sides have to be seen to be believed; the natural patterns in the wood are stunning and deep and hypnotically kaleidoscopic, but looks are only a part of it. The sound of these guitars has been described as “huge.” This fine instrument has great bass content, rich, full satisfying volume, and just the right amount of bluesy snarl thanks to the “Legend Tone” polished cone and oval soundhole. The playability of this resonator is perfect in every way. A Fishman Spider pickup and Aura imaging pedal are also included.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 25 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.19 in Woods Spruce - Sitka, OtherAdd to Compare
2005 Beard RF Mahogany/Spruce
The Beard RF Roundneck model is among their top of the line and features F-Holes on the top. This beautiful single cone Beard Resonator guitar is made of Mahogany with a Spruce top. The spider bridge, single cone design brings out the Dobro qualities and this one has a strong voice with a powerful midrange. Perfect for slide or finger play in many styles. This one has custom inlays and Flamed Maple trim on the head, neck and body for a beautiful style as well.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 25 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.19 in Woods Spruce, MahoganyAdd to Compare
2007 Beard Retro-Phonic Mahogany/Mahogany
The Beard Retro-Phonic Resonator guitar is from the premiere custom line at Paul Beard’s shop. Simply put, this guitar rocks. The all-Mahogany body wraps around the famous Beard Spider Cone design that screams and wails like nobody’s business. This one is outfitted with both a P-90 and a Fishman Resonator pickup so you can move between more electric and acoustic sounds or mix both. The Red finish, Lightning bolt soundholes and Curly Maple bindings from head to toe dress this one in style so you’ll look as good as you sound.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 24.9 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.125 in Woods xx, MahoganyAdd to Compare
2004 Beard Model R Roundneck Mahogany/Mahogany
Here we have a rare ’roundneck’ Model R from Paul Beard Guitars. This guitar is not only versatile for the blues/rag player/slide player, but it is now a rare find. Beard no longer makes the “round-neck” version of the Model R – he only makes the square-neck version. We love the twang the all-mahogany body and spider cone configuration provides. This one is setup perfectly for fingerstyle or slide it plays with ease. This one is complete with a Fishman Pickup system so you’re ready for the stage.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 25 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Mahogany, MahoganyAdd to Compare
2003 Beard Guitars R Round Neck Resonophonic Mahogany/Mahogany
Paul Beard is well known for making top quality resonator instruments as well as providing cones for other makers and the after market. His model R is an all-Mahogany spider cone design that’s powerful and resonant. This one is a screamer and its roundneck makes it suitable for bottleneck style slide and fingerstyle. This one is like new, our highest condition rating.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 24.9 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.19 in Woods Mahogany, MahoganyAdd to Compare
1995 Dobro Roundneck steel/steel
Here we have a like-new Dobro from 1995. The steel body with its single cone and biscuit bridge offers up that classic clank and wail reminiscent of old Bukka White recordings. The body is finished in a tobacco burst which blends nicely with the Rosewood fingerboard. The action is set for slide and fingers and the sound is great.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 24.5 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2 in Woods xx, SteelAdd to Compare
2017 Fine Resophonics Resonator, All-Koa
Mike Lewis knew how to build ‘em! This Fine Resophonics beauty from 2017 is a powerhouse single cone with all-Koa body, 25” scale, and a built-in Schertler pickup for dynamite amplification. We loved this one for its sweet spot setup that caters to the player who plays with both fingers and a slide. The tone is quick and lively, with an even response across the registers, which translates faithfully when amplified. Weighing in at a relatively trim six pounds, this (mighty) Fine Resophonics single cone is an easy player.
Other keywords: fingerstyle, bottleneck, blues guitar, fingerpicking, reso guitar, schallerSOLD Read more
Scale Length 25 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Koa, KoaAdd to Compare
Brand New C.F. Holcomb Kodiak Resonator, All-Claro Walnut
C.F. Holcomb’s Kodiak resonator is juuust about perfect. This all-Claro Walnut beauty plays like glass, sings smooth and clear, and even comes with a Righteous Sounds humbucker to carry you into amplified territory with ease. Additional appointments include EVO frets, Beard spidercone bridge, and brass hardware. Including the metal plate with his logo on the headstock! Each and every detail executed with an expert’s hand.
Other keywords: lutherie, k22055, resanotor, petteway, fingerstyle, slideSOLD Read more
Scale Length 25.5 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Walnut - Claro, Walnut - ClaroAdd to Compare
Brand New C.F. Holcomb Kodiak, “The Tree” Mahogany
Our first resonator from C.F. Holcomb takes center stage (and our hearts) from the very first lick to the final ringing chord. There’s so much going on with this cut-above-the-reso, where to begin? How about Christopher’s novel use of “The Tree” Mahogany for a resonator body? We’ve seen Koa sets not a quarter as gorgeous, and somewhere Holcomb uncovered a slice of Cocobolo big enough for a one-piece neck—a standing ovation for his taste in woods.
Add to that a spider cone bridge with bone saddles, Lollar P90 (oh, yes indeed), Gotoh tuners, and a gorgeous headstock plate bearing Holcomb’s John Hancock. But let’s talk tone. This Holcomb Kodiak boasts a voice that is, truly, greater than the sum of its parts (and what fine parts they are): rich and colorful reso tone with the spider bridge, a fiery brand of warmth to light up the bass, and whip-crack trebles that soar when you give the Lollar some juice. National, eat your heart out. Please note, this Holcomb comes with a weeks’ supply of paper towels to catch any accidental tears of joy (also works for excess saliva).
Want to read more about Christopher? Check out our conversation with here: https://www.dreamguitars.com/c-f-holcomb-joins-dream-side/.
common misspellings: cf holcomb, holcombe, halcomb, codiak, kodak, resonatar, resonater, resanatorSOLD Read more
Scale Length 25.5 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.092 in Woods Mahogany - The Tree, Mahogany - The TreeAdd to Compare
2019 C.F. Holcomb Kodiak, Quilted Mahogany
We love collaborating with our builders on custom builds—this latest 2019 Kodiak from C.F. Holcomb knocks it out the park. After our last Kodiak sold (the one with The Tree: https://www.dreamguitars.com/shop/brand-new-c-f-holcomb-kodiak-the-tree-mahogany-k16025.html), we immediately commissioned another one, this time in highly figured Quilted Mahogany. One-piece Cocobolo neck, Lollar P90 neck pickup, single cone resonator with antique bronze cover and tailpiece. Played in Open G or D, this Holcomb is an absolute joy. Putting it through its paces in Standard for some flatpicked fiddle tunes? A blast. The setup is slinky and quick, and that pairs nicely with the sweet, enveloping voice. This Kodiak weighs only a little over six pounds, pretty light by resonator standards, and that translates to a instrument that’s easy to keep cruising on for extended periods of time.
Here’s an additional demo with our own Paul Heumiller: https://youtu.be/93Uc_yUiI0M.
Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, christopher holcomb, slide guitar, reso guitar, 12-fret, 12 fret, single coil, gotoh, fingerstyleSOLD Read more
Scale Length 25.625 in Nut Width 1.6875 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Mahogany, Mahogany - FiguredAdd to Compare
2015 Romero Wood-Bodied Resophonic, Figured Maple
Here’s a treat you don’t often see: one of Jason and Pharis Romero’s wood-bodied reso guitars. Figured Maple with a dark stain for the body and neck, a National brass coverplate and cone, custom brass tailpiece with “Romero” on the side, and a slotted headstock for vintage flair. The J. Romero Wood-Bodied Resonator spins function into fashion by leaving the screws of the brass fingerboard extension exposed, and gold Gotoh tuners matched with gold EVO frets.
The biscuit cone bridge and wood body lend a delicious darkness to the tone, which is contrasted to the cool, bell-like timbre of the treble strings. This is a resonator guitar that you can play softly and still get an enveloping, articulate tone. We found the setup teased into the sweet spot between fingerstyle and slide, adding to the dynamism this J. Romero reso is capable of.
It’s a breeze to play, with a voice for smooth pieces and rousing blues: we adore this 2015 Romero Resonator.
Other keywords: banjo, j romero, resonator guitar, reso-phonic, slide guitar, guitar slide, blues guitarSOLD Read more
Scale Length 25.4 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.188 in Woods Maple - Figured, Maple - FiguredAdd to Compare
1931 National Duolian
We’ve brought this bad boy back to life with a brand new neck from National Reso-Phonic, making this 1931 National Duolian the perfect combination of vintage and contemporary: plays like fresh butter, rings out like a veteran crooner. Steel body plus single cone resonator, 12 frets to the body, and the perfect amount of patina and play wear to look the part. Clean, clear trebles really bring a lot of color to the voice, and the bass and mids fill it out the rest of the way with a delightful warmth.
Other keywords: slide guitar, nrp, national guitar, reso guitar, duolion, fingerstyle, C110SOLD Read more
Scale Length 25 in Nut Width 1.81 in String Spacing 2.188 in Woods Steel, SteelAdd to Compare
1928 National Style 1 Tri-Cone German Silver
**This guitar was recorded for the Dream Guitars Vol. II CD!!
We have a special treasure here, This is a 1928 National Style 1 Tri-Cone, the real deal. This is an all out, full stop blues machine with legendary tone that all blues fans know and love. It is hard to find an old National in this kind of condition, usually there is rust or the steel is nicked and scratched to within an inch of its life. Not this one, it is in stunning condition. Playability is perfect, whether you are fretting or using a slide this thing plays like a dream.SOLD Read more
Scale Length 24.75 in Nut Width 1.84 in String Spacing 2.09 in Woods Silver - German, Silver - German