Welcome to the Resonator Guitar Guide!
Resonator Guitar Guide is your on-line source for everything you need to know to purchase, play and love your Dobro, National or other resonator guitar. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, our hope is this site teaches you something new and helps you grow as a player.
Why the Resonator Guitar Guide?
I first fell in love with resonator guitars after watching a street musician tear through a brutal version of “I Can’t Be Satisfied” as a kid growing up in Chicago. That raw sound, the slashing slide, the shine of the nickle plating…I was hooked.
I went on to become a fairly accomplished guitarist, earning a performance degree, working as a professional musician and instructor, touring the country and recording multiple albums. All along the way I never lost my passion for resonator guitars and owned and recorded with several. I also had the opportunity to work for one of the premier acoustic instrument retailers in the country, where I learned a tremendous amount about how resonators are made, what makes one different than another, and how to pick the right one for any style or level of skill.
We started Resonator Guitar Guide to help share some of that knowledge. If you’re looking for a place to start, please check out our Resonator Guitar Beginner’s Guide.
What Makes Resonator Guitar Guide Unique?
There are a lot of great resources around resonator guitars across the web, however, many are not the most user friendly – great information can be buried in chaotic forums or lost in out-dated posts. Our goal is to provide simple, easy to follow, and valuable information in the most straight-forward way possible so you can spend less time hunting the web and more time playing.
Thank you for your support and for visiting Resonator Guitar Guide.