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resonator guitar or resophonic guitar is an acoustic guitar that produces sound by carrying string vibration through the bridge to one or more spun metal cones (resonators), instead of to the sound board (guitar top). Resonator guitars were originally designed to be louder than regular acoustic guitars, which were overwhelmed by horns and percussion instruments in dance orchestras. They became prized for their distinctive sound, however, and found life with several musical styles (most notably bluegrass and the blues) well after electric amplification solved the issue of inadequate guitar sound levels.

Resonator guitars are of two styles:

There are three main resonator designs:

  • The tricone, with three metal cones, designed by the first National company
  • The single-cone "biscuit" design of other National instruments
  • The single inverted-cone design (also known as a spider bridge) of Dobro brand instruments and instruments that copy the Dobro design[1]

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GoldTone-Weissenborn: Hawaiian-Style Slide Guitar with Gig Bag
The Hawaiian steel guitars of Herman Weissenborn made before WW ll were unique in sound and construction, and no current instrument maker has studied those original...
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NATIONAL STYLE O-14 RESONATOR *Free Freight*
National Resonator Guitar Style O-14 The Style O-14 Fret meets the demands of players needing easier access to the higher frets. Based on the original 1937 model,...
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OAKRIDGE RESONATOR EL/AC GUITAR Tobacco Sunburst
This beauty features Mahogany back, top, sides and neck. Rosewood fingerboard. Magnetic pickup. One volume and one tone control. Die-cast machine heads. Chrome plated...
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National Resophonic Tricone Weathered T-14 C/E Resonator
You say you want a revolution? When John Dopyera launched the first National Tricone back in 1927, he sparked a revolution in guitars by building in three resonators...
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National Resophonic M14 Thunderbox Denim
“Thunderbox” is the perfect description for the big, powerful voice of the M-14T. That booming sound originates from the M-14’s mahogany body, composed of a laminated...
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Regal RC-55 Nickel-Plated Body Tricone Guitar
A distinctive instrument with vintage vibe. Regal's RC-55 combines the best features of several vintage classics into a never-before-seen masterpiece! The metal...
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REGAL RD-40VS SQUARE NECK RESONATOR
The RD-40 has been redesigned from the inside out making it the best value when it comes to truly vintage-inspired, professional featured, resophonic instruments...
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OAKRIDGE Resonator Guitar MATT BLACK
This beauty features Mahogany back, top, sides and neck. Rosewood fingerboard. Magnetic pickup. One volume and one tone control. Die-cast machine heads. Chrome plated...
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