I'm baaaaack for a bit. Some might remember me, I've been gone quite some tims.
Long story short, I moved from CBG's to making full size guitars, mostly T-style. Made about 15-20 of them, even sold 3. I switched because my cbg skillset had sort of plateaued.
My build designs are still influenced on some by the cbg world, this experiment is one of them.
I'm building a reso-Tele. Paint can lid, floating brass bridge, semi-hollow, etc., you'll get it from the pix.
Problem is I have no idea how to put the reso stuff together......Help!
P.S., the hardboard guard is a template, not the real guard.
Hi James, on the last reso I built I was not happy with the acoustic sound so I too experimented, I'll show a few pics of my journey. No real advice from my findings that would help, I don't think, but you may get some ideas.
All the different setups worked, as would the one you show, I also used that idea with a Tunamatic type bridge.
Is that a straight claw type tailpiece on the box? I think the sproket looks cool...
Ye4ah, I think that's what I have...
How's it sound?
Sorry about the slow response, my email wasn't working for a couple weeks. The Strat-O-Rez guitar sounds great, just like a resonator should.
The dull plywood body allows the good ringing tone of the aluminum skillet. Not all dog bowls, can lids, gas cans and skillets sound good, have to do the tap test for that ringing tone.IMO
I agree with Brian. I made my own, but the combo of wood(biscuit) and steel(bridge bolt) works great on reso cones.