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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2012-04-07T04:22:55+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=12312 2012-04-07T04:22:55+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12312&p=113272#p113272 <![CDATA[Re: Buying my first Resonator, suggestions?]]>
socket wrench wrote:
It came in one of those soft/hard cases. So I have no complaints.'


Those cases are amazing. I wish all my guitars came in them. They are extremely protective of the instrument, very light and hardly any bigger than a standard case. :D Peace.

Statistics: Posted by ricbleu — Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:22 am


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2012-04-06T06:10:21+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12312&p=113270#p113270 <![CDATA[Re: Buying my first Resonator, suggestions?]]>
I'm a working musician and I play the old country blues, so I rake the money in :P As much as I'd love to get myself a National, that is way out of my price range. A few years ago I was back home in England and got to play my uncles National. Nice. But.....

I play around the bars in Finland, as well as going to Festivals in Europe to play. There is no way I'd risk taking anything expensive to the bars. And to be honest the normal person isn't going to know the difference between the guitars, especially if they look the same.

Living here in Finland in the middle of the woods and lakes there's not much oppertunity to try out different guitars. So I looked around the net, and on this forum to get some idea. I knew nothing about reso's, and they seemed completely alien to me with their biscuits', spider bridges, etc...... (I thought it was called a biscuit because it looked like a biscuit tin.... :shock: )

I was lucky enough to find a discounted guitar from Republic. Even paying for the shipping here and the tax it was far cheaper than trying to get anything near here, and far better. It has a great swamp green finish. A great thick neck. It came in one of those soft/hard cases. So I have no complaints. I went for the biscuit model just because it suits my kind of playing.

And as some old blues guy said, 'I might look like shit, but I've got good shoes.'

Statistics: Posted by socket wrench — Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:10 am


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2012-04-05T22:07:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12312&p=113269#p113269 <![CDATA[Re: Buying my first Resonator, suggestions?]]>
With respect to Elderly Instruments, although they might seem sometimes seem expensive, you really are paying for convenience. This is especially important if you live in a place where you won't find many (or any) of the kinds of instruments we are all looking for. (I live in Maine.) Over the years I've bought a couple of mandolins (including a National), three Nat guitars, and other stuff from Elderly. I have also returned one or two instruments to them with NO hassle.

When I have called to discuss an instrument, the sales staff have ALWAYS been been courteous and helpful.

Sure, I try to buy local whenever I can, but let's face it, all the instruments we discuss here are on the fringe. (We're not talking everyday Strats, Les Pauls, etc.) I just mention this because, from my experience, Elderly Instruments is really a 5-star company. They have helped me build a really nice collection.

Statistics: Posted by neangler — Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:07 pm


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2012-01-22T22:08:29+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12312&p=112768#p112768 <![CDATA[Re: Buying my first Resonator, suggestions?]]>
The Breeze wrote:
A J Davies wrote:sometimes I wonder where people get the money from for some of their equipment to be honest!
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Not lookin' to step on toes here, but somehow it seems there's a few middle class money bags stepping into the blues, man. Thought it was sposed to be for us poor folk! :P

Nah, kidding, kidding. If I could afford anything else I would definitely go for it...


No big secret... 11 hours a day, 6 days a week at the moment. Only wish I had more time to play, sure gives you the blues... :cry:


i'm just pokin fun, brother.

;)

Statistics: Posted by A J Davies — Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:08 pm


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2012-01-22T21:24:11+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12312&p=112766#p112766 <![CDATA[Re: Buying my first Resonator, suggestions?]]>
A J Davies wrote:
sometimes I wonder where people get the money from for some of their equipment to be honest!
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Not lookin' to step on toes here, but somehow it seems there's a few middle class money bags stepping into the blues, man. Thought it was sposed to be for us poor folk! :P

Nah, kidding, kidding. If I could afford anything else I would definitely go for it...


No big secret... 11 hours a day, 6 days a week at the moment. Only wish I had more time to play, sure gives you the blues... :cry:

Statistics: Posted by The Breeze — Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:24 pm


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2012-01-22T17:40:33+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12312&p=112764#p112764 <![CDATA[Re: Buying my first Resonator, suggestions?]]> Statistics: Posted by bek1 — Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:40 pm


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2012-01-17T06:41:50+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12312&p=112693#p112693 <![CDATA[Re: Buying my first Resonator, suggestions?]]> Peace.

Statistics: Posted by ricbleu — Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:41 am


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2012-01-16T10:20:19+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12312&p=112684#p112684 <![CDATA[Re: Buying my first Resonator, suggestions?]]>
I play an Asian knock-off resonator (made by Mannix, some no-name company from Lord-knows-where lol) but I got lucky as the importer I got it through offered me a full guarantee on the sound, so if I wasn't happy I could get my money back.

And even then I spent under $300 for it brand new - which I had to save up to buy!

Not lookin' to step on toes here, but somehow it seems there's a few middle class money bags stepping into the blues, man. Thought it was sposed to be for us poor folk! :P

Nah, kidding, kidding. If I could afford anything else I would definitely go for it...

Statistics: Posted by A J Davies — Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:20 am


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2011-09-21T00:44:04+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12312&p=111732#p111732 <![CDATA[Re: Buying my first Resonator, suggestions?]]>
I appreciate gaucho's suggestion, because is near to what i wanted to have, a price range. But what i really wanted was some kind of maximum price, and there is where i think my question was stupid, because that max price is really specific to each guitar, and of course is related with your own budget...

Anyway, thanks for your support and good vibes...

Kindly from Chile, B.

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2011-09-19T03:37:43+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12312&p=111711#p111711 <![CDATA[Re: Buying my first Resonator, suggestions?]]> Peace.

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