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Old 03-05-2019, 07:09 PM
Wayne Bell Wayne Bell is offline
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Default I need a round neck, biscuit-cone resonator for less than $500

This Gretsch G9240 Alligator looks good:

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/folk...sonator-guitar


I like to play R.L. Burnside and John Lee Hooker tunes. Due to an injury to my left hand, I cannot use a slide. What resonators do you suggest?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:18 PM
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For less than $500, your choices are limited, but I would choose that Gretsch over any Regal, Recording King, Rogue, or Johnson. If you want a raunchy, gut-bucket blues tone, look into the Honey Dipper model.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:42 PM
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You cannot use a slide? Then how do you finger the chords???? As for those Gretschs, if you want gutbucket go with one of the metal ones as the wood ones sound a bit softer/prettier.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:41 PM
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I have a Gretchen Boxcar. You can’t beat it for the price. Great quality. They are not as sweet as a GoldTone Beard... but they cost 1/3.

Pity...I rarely play mine. I’d sell it but it’s wouldn’t fetch enough to justify the shipping

Anyways... great guitar on the cheap.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:48 PM
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+1 on Gretsch Boxcar. Great little bargain reso.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:46 AM
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For your budget, Gretsch!!
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Old 03-08-2019, 05:52 PM
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Gretsch Alligator is biscuit bridge, the Boxcar and Bobtail are spider bridge models.

I have the Boxcar and it is a great little reso.

Look up Toby Walker playing one on Youtube.
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