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Hello everyone. I have been playing guitar for 18 years. I just recently got an old resonator dobro. It was my grandfathers. I have been looking for a new hobby and when I saw a guy playing a CBG I was hooked and determined to build one. I haven't been able to find any plans on how to build the resonator part. Can anyone help me? I have don research on what I can use, I just need help on how to build. Thanks.
There is a resonator group here http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/howloudcanwemakeit which might be of help.
Also for making CBG resonators these are worth a look at
Do you mean using the altoids tin as the resonator? That would be pretty small, so not much resonatin' going on there.
There's a great video tutorial right here on the Nation.
Put together years ago by Jim Farris. He uses an old cake pan, but you could use a pie-plate too. A wood reso-cover gets bolted over the pan, and the bridge goes on the cover. It's a slick, slick build and it produces good sound, too. You might also want to check Bairfoot Cajun's page. He's the unofficial king of the non-standard materials reso build.
I bought this resonator stuff off e-bay (box is mine) About have it figured out. Think I need a sound ring (gonna make it out of a cheap 6" tamborine) Let you know what happens. I hope this gets posted, I'm not that good with computers.
I don't know how to make my pic show so you'll have to click the link below.