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Ozark 2099G 5 String Banjo Composite Shell and Resonator

Ozark 2099G 5 String Banjo Composite Shell and Resonator

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Ozark Steel Body  Resonator 3515N

Ozark Steel Body Resonator 3515N

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Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Mahogany Roundneck Resonator A/E  Katalox Fingerboard

Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Mahogany Roundneck Resonator A/E Katalox Fingerboard

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Ozark 3515EL Lefty Resonator

Ozark 3515EL Lefty Resonator

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Deering Goodtime Two 5-String with Resonator

Deering Goodtime Two 5-String with Resonator

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Ozark 3515E Resonator Black Electro Cutaway

Ozark 3515E Resonator Black Electro Cutaway

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Gretsch G9201 Honeydipper Metal Roundneck Resonator  Katalox Fingerboard

Gretsch G9201 Honeydipper Metal Roundneck Resonator Katalox Fingerboard

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Recording King RM-991 Tricone Roundneck Resonator Nickel

Recording King RM-991 Tricone Roundneck Resonator Nickel

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Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel Roundneck Resonator A/E Katalox Fingerboard

Gretsch G9221 Bobtail Steel Roundneck Resonator A/E Katalox Fingerboard

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Gretsch G9230 Bobtail Mahogany Squareneck Resonator A/E Katalox Fingerboard

Gretsch G9230 Bobtail Mahogany Squareneck Resonator A/E Katalox Fingerboard

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Fishman PRO-RES-002 Active Resonator Pickup

Fishman PRO-RES-002 Active Resonator Pickup

£119.00 £159.00
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Recording King RU-998 Metal Body Resonator Ukulele Nickel

Recording King RU-998 Metal Body Resonator Ukulele Nickel

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Gretsch G9241 Alligator Mahogany Roundneck Resonator A/E Katalox Fingerboard

Gretsch G9241 Alligator Mahogany Roundneck Resonator A/E Katalox Fingerboard

£699.00 £789.00
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Recording King Dirty 30s RPH-R1 Wood Body Resonator Sunburst

Recording King Dirty 30s RPH-R1 Wood Body Resonator Sunburst

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Recording King RR-50-VS Professional Wood Body Resonator

Recording King RR-50-VS Professional Wood Body Resonator

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Recording King RR-60-VS Professional Squareneck Wood Body Resonator

Recording King RR-60-VS Professional Squareneck Wood Body Resonator

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Recording King RM-991-S Bell Brass Resonator Tricone Squareneck

Recording King RM-991-S Bell Brass Resonator Tricone Squareneck

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Recording King Dirty 30s RPH-R2 Wood Body Resonator Matte Black

Recording King Dirty 30s RPH-R2 Wood Body Resonator Matte Black

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Recording King Parlor RM-993 Bell Brass Resonator

Recording King Parlor RM-993 Bell Brass Resonator

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Recording King Swamp Dog Parlor RM-993 Bell Brass Resonator Vintage Green

Recording King Swamp Dog Parlor RM-993 Bell Brass Resonator Vintage Green

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Recording King Swamp Dog RM-997 Style-0 Bell Brass Resonator Vintage Green

Recording King Swamp Dog RM-997 Style-0 Bell Brass Resonator Vintage Green

£599.00
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Recording King Style-0 RM-998-D Bell Brass Resonator D Chickenfoot Coverplate Nickel

Recording King Style-0 RM-998-D Bell Brass Resonator D Chickenfoot Coverplate Nickel

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Recording King Style-0 RM-998-R Bell Brass Resonator Round Hole Coverplate Nickel

Recording King Style-0 RM-998-R Bell Brass Resonator Round Hole Coverplate Nickel

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Recording King Maxwell RR-36-VS Roundneck Resonator

Recording King Maxwell RR-36-VS Roundneck Resonator

£349.00
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Recording King Rattlesnake RR-41-VS Small Body Resonator

Recording King Rattlesnake RR-41-VS Small Body Resonator

£369.00
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Recording King Rattlesnake RR-41E-VS Small Body A/E Resonator

Recording King Rattlesnake RR-41E-VS Small Body A/E Resonator

£549.00
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Recording King Phil Leadbetter RR-75PL Signature Resonator

Recording King Phil Leadbetter RR-75PL Signature Resonator

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About Resonator Guitars

Resonator guitars have always been popular in Blues, Country and Bluegrass genres. Resonators sound as distinctive as they look, providing a large metallic tone. They are often played using a bottleneck slide as they work well together. Resonators are acoustic guitars but the metal construction and unique sound they produce sets them apart.

Some models, such as the Gretsch G9230, have bodies that are made partly of wood but have the metal 'resonator cone' section. Others, like the Ozark Steel Body Resonator have completely metal bodies. Although not seen as regularly as acoustic or electric guitars, many musicians still choose to include a resonator in their music.

Whether it's to add some vintage flavour to a song or take your music in a new direction, a resonator could be just what you're after.

Frequently Asked Questions about Resonator Guitars

Question: Why do some resonator guitars have large square necks?
Certain resonator models, like for example the Gretsch G9210, have large 'square' necks because lots of guitarists play with the resonator sitting flat across their lap. Bottleneck slide is a big part of resonator technique and this is often easier and more natural feeling when the guitar is on its back. The big solid square neck supports this type of playing better than a standard 'round neck' resonator. The downside of course is that you cannot play it like a normal guitar!
Question: What type of strings should I use on a resonator guitar?
For most uses and standard open tunings, a medium or slightly heavier set of acoustic strings in whichever brand you prefer will be absolutely perfect for a resonator guitar.
Question: Should I tune a resonator differently?
You don't have to but we recommend it! It is fine to play in standard tuning but if you plan to use a slide with it, an open tuning such as Open G or Open D will bear excellent results and get you that authentic resonator sound.
Question: Do I play a resonator guitar the same way that I'd play an acoustic guitar?
You can if you want but you won't be making the most out of that particular resonator tone. Playing a resonator with a bottleneck slide will get the best results.