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(@scrybe)
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Sorry if this has already been posted, but I just flicked through the latest issue of Guitarist magazine and.........

Michael Messer has launched a new range of resonator guitars. From what I gather, their starting retail is £475 and will be available from Michael's site and some specialist retailers from now (April 2008). Guitarist mag say they'll be reviewing one soon. the webiste for Messer is http://www.michaelmesser.co.uk

Since every music shop I've ever been to only has, at best, the budget £150 resonators, I figured this might be of use to some board members. I'm waaayyyyy too skint right now, but I'd sure love a resonator that doesn't suck/fall apart within two weeks, so if I do save the cash, I'll be giving these some serious consideration.

hth

Ra Er Ga.

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(@dogbite)
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pretty kewl. that is one committed musician. he teams up with reso makers and gets his name on the guitar.
smart move, as I hear that resonators are hard to come by overseas. they grow on trees here in the states. right next to the pedal steel guitar bushes. those are rare overseas too.
I am discovering I need a round neck reso. I have a squareneck, but finger style reso is in my head.

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(@scrybe)
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they can be very hard to come by, dogbite. and I've never even seen a lap steel in a shop before. :cry:

this is about the full range of bluegrass stuff we can get in the UK - http://www.curlymusic.co.uk/index.pl?browse=categories&id=249

An old friend of my mum's played slide guitar a LOT. He had a genuine dobro that he got somewhere around the time he toured the states with Rod Stewart (he played the slide on Stewart's acoustic version of Amazing Grace, if I recall correctly). Years back, someone stole it. He was devastated, sicne you couldn't get top quality guitars like that here, and he'd had it a while by then so he was attached to that one, it had been all over the world with him, his main banjo. Got quite depressed over it for a bit. When he passed a couple of years ago, I was in uni. Wish I'd been around though, as I would have loved to inherit his later resonator. Not in a greedy way (though I'd have cherished it), I just really can't stand the thought of it e.g. ending up in a pawn shop or being bought for some 10 year old kid with no appreciation of the history of guitars and winding up in a bin. Or worse, covered in Panic At The Disco stickers.

Ra Er Ga.

Ninjazz have SuperChops.

http://www.blipfoto.com/Scrybe


   
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