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This is a list of previously sold instruments for archive use. Please visit our instruments in stock pages by following the links on the left.

Here is a listing of instruments that have passed through our hands. Please browse and gain an idea of what we stock regularly. Instruments Models marked "Available to Order" can be ordered through the House of Fine instruments. Other instruments are one of a kind. However if one catches your eye feel free to contact us and we'll see if we can't track another one down.




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 Liberty Roundneck Metal Body 1
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Recent Liberty Roundneck Metal Body Resophonic 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Very nice metal body roundneck guitar with Quarterman cone and newer National Biscuit installed. Gotoh tuners. Rosewood fingerboard. Comes with pickup professionally installed.
w/ HC

 
 Steve Moore 1
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Recent Steve Moore Resophonic 'Sold'

Very nice hand made resophonic guitar. Soundpost construction. Made from solid "Bubinga" wood top, back and sides. The complete guitar (body, fingerboard, and peghead) is bound with flamed Maple wooden bindings. Ebony fingerboard inlaid with abalone cut diamonds. Colorful wooden marquetry strip in guitar back and endpin area. Mahogany neck. Schaller tuners. Great cone and spider, old bone nut, and highly figured seasoned spider saddle inserts. Neck heel shows some opaque "lacquer lifting" right at joint with body - this often happens when a neck is attached first and then finish applied. This guitar has some expert repair at tailpiece area. This consists of a repaired crack in top along tailpiece. Workmanship-wise it is a beautiful guitar. Sound-wise it is very nice.
w/ Tweed Hardshell

 
Beard "Gold Tone" SOLID Mahogany Squareneck 1
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New Beard "Gold Tone" SOLID Mahogany Squareneck Resophonic 'Sold'

New model from Beard. Body and neck made by Gold Tone to Beard specifications, then shipped to Beard for set-up with all his tonal components, including resonator cone, spider bridge, nut and saddle. Really great price for a solid wood instrument set-up by a professional. The price for this instrument includes a TKL hardshell case.
 
w/ OHC

 
Beard "Gold Tone" Traditional Birch Squareneck 1
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Recent Beard "Gold Tone" Traditional Birch Squareneck Resophonic 'Sold'

Exc condition. Mahogany veneer over Birch Ply construction. Some flaking of lacquer right at neck joint at heel. Not much player wear. Plays and sounds great.

 
w/ OHC

 
Beard "R" Vintage 1
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Recent Beard "R" Vintage Resophonic 'Sold'

(Exc.)This guitar is in such great shape the only way to differentiate it from the new one that we have in stock is by the cover plate. Grab this one at great price.
w/ OHC

 
Beard "Road-O-Phonic" 1
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Recent Beard "Road-O-Phonic" Resophonic 'Sold'

Great original condition recent maple body Road-O-Phonic #095. This guitar has minimal player wear. Owned by a great friend of ours who has way too many instruments, this is a nice one. Highly figured Maple body and neck, and really great sound, even acoustically. Not quite powerful enough acoustically to go without amp on stage, but certainly good sound for acoustic practice. Two pickups, one Lace Sensor single coil at neck position and one Fishman pro in the saddle. Stereo jack allows you to use stereo cable to blender/mixer, OR use stereo "Y" cable that splits into separate channel input jacks.  A stereo "Y" cable is included with the instrument, along with strap lock system. Comes with original papers and hang tags, including open warranty card.
w/ OHC

 
Beard "Tut Taylor" Model 27 1
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New Beard "Tut Taylor" Model 27 Resophonic 'Sold'

     New Instrument, new Model.
     Traditional Birch ply body with tobacco sunburst. Single Ivoroid binding on top. Mahogany sqaure neck with Rosewood fingerboard and Ivoroid dot inlays. Vertical relic-style tuners with Ebony buttons.
     Built as a close copy to Tut Taylor's 1930's Dobro Model 27, with the aforementioned Birch Ply body and soundwell construction. And yes, it has the great Beard spun cone, Spider bridge, and Maple/Ebony saddle insert. To finish the great vintage look, it has a Poinsettia cover plate.
     This reso sounds great, with lots of bite and power and tone.
 

w/ OHC

 
Beard Custom R Solid Quilted Mahogany 1
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c.1999 Beard Custom R Solid Quilted Mahogany Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition.
     Beautiful cherry color over rare solid, quilted Mahogany body. Solid Mahogany neck. Multiple Ivoroid bindings throughout top, back, fingerboard and peghead. Abalone Beard logo in peghead. Matching cherry finish Mahogany veneer on peghead. Abalone inlays in fingerboard. Nickel-plated hardware with traditional fan cover plate.
     Excellent crisp, professional sound.

w/ OHC

 
Beard E Model 1
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c.2003 Beard E Model - 7 String - Resophonic 'Sold'

Exceptional Original Condition. Just coming in from one of our favorite long-term customers. No signs of abuse, no signs of wear! Looks just like one you would receive new from Paul Beard. Usually built with the smaller "R" body, this custom-ordered guitar has the beautiful solid Mahogany construction, but in the larger "E" body. The 7-string is unique in that it uses a specially designed asymmetrical spider with the screw shifted off center, to allow 4 strings on one side of saddle and 3 on the other side. Beard also sets up the 7-string to have standard spacing at nut and saddle. Comes with factory installed Fishman pickup. Great workmanship, great materials and great sound. At today's prices, this instrument would cost $3900 to order as a new guitar.
 
w/ OHC

 
Beard Gold Tone  1
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2009 Beard Gold Tone Signature - Solid Mahogany Resophonic 'Sold'

     Excellent original condition. Some signs of prior ownership and playing, but very light.
     Solid Mahogany construction - back, sides, top and neck. Squareneck.
     These instruments were designed by Paul Beard. The wood body and neck is built under contract by Gold Tone. The "naked" guitars are then sent to Beard for fitting out with his high-grade resonator cone, spider bridge, saddle and nut.
     These have a consistent sound that is very good. No, they don't "beat" the full-blown Beard models for overall sound and presence, but they beat just about every other model we've seen that sells for $1000 or under.
w/ OHC

 
Beard Gold Tone - Paul Beard Signature 1
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New Beard Gold Tone - Paul Beard Signature All Solid Mahogany Resophonic 'Sold'

     New.
     Solid Mahogany top, back, sides and neck. Ebony fingerboard. 5-ply bindings around edge of the Mahogany top, with outer bindings of flamed Maple. Back, fingerboard and headstock are all bound with single flamed Maple. Cut diamond inlays. Nice Mahogany with attractive grain... and it certainly looks great with the nice sunburst finish. Nickel hardware.
     This guitar has Paul Beard's set-up from his shop, which is a bit of an upgrade to the versions that come straight from Gold Tone.
     * This instrument IS brand new... But it has a very minor flaw... During shipping to us from Beard, the guitar sustained a small crack in the back, near the binding on the treble side of the back. This crack is about 2" in length. It appears that the crack is mainly in the finish, but may be a surface check in the Mahogany. It does not affect the sound or playability. The crack is not all the way thru the solid Mahogany back. If you can live with this blemish you will be very happy with the price.
     Plays great, sounds big and full, and is ready to go with good hard case, for about 30% less than you pay for a new one. Price is for instrument only - we have official Beard Hard Case for instrument for $120.



 
Beard Gold Tone - Paul Beard Signature Mahogany 1
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Un Played Condition Beard Gold Tone - Paul Beard Signature Mahogany Resophonic 'Sold'

     Almost New Condition. Upgraded with Strap-Lock endpin and new professional Reso strap with Strap-Lock. Comes with E.G. Smith stainless steel bar of choice. No dings, no scratches, no problems, no wear.
     Mahogany ply body and Mahogany neck. Dot inlays in Ebony fingerboard. Body has single binding around top and back, single binding along fingerboard.
     These instruments cost over $700 when new, without a case. This one has almost no sign of prior ownership. Sounds very solid and powerful. The very nice professional "semi-hard" gig bag is in new condition. And... we are throwing in about $125 worth of pro extras (see above).

w/ Orig High-end Gig Bag

 
Beard Gold Tone Mahogany - Standard  1
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New Beard Gold Tone Mahogany - Standard Squareneck Resophonic 'Sold'

Body and neck made by Gold Tone to Beard specifications, then shipped to Beard for set-up with all his tonal components, including resonator cone, spider bridge, nut and saddle. The price for this instrument includes a TKL hardshell case.
w/ Hardshell Case

 
Beard Gold Tone SOLID Mahogany Squareneck 1
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New Beard Gold Tone SOLID Mahogany Squareneck Resophonic 'Sold'

Solid Mahogany. Maple bindings on body, neck and peghead. Body and neck made by Gold Tone to Beard specifications, then shipped to Beard for set-up with all his tonal components, including resonator cone, spider bridge, nut and saddle. Really great price for a solid wood instrument set-up by a professional. The price for this instrument includes a TKL hardshell case.
w/ Hardshell Case

 
Beard Jerry Douglas 1
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New Beard Jerry Douglas Signature Model Resophonic 'Sold'

    Here is the long-awaited "Jerry Douglas" signature model from Paul Beard. This guitar was 3 or 4 years in the making, with Douglas being very particular about which instrument would bear his name, and how it would be made, how it would sound, etc.
    Made somewhat along the idea of the Mike Auldridge model, but with some modifications to accomodate solid Mahogany and solid figured Sapelle woods.
    Beautiful construction, with nice Mahogany back, sides, neck and highly figured Sapelle top. Tasteful bindings and inlays - heck, it just looks great!
    True to the exact sound of Jerry Douglas' personal guitar, this one comes set-up with Fishman "Aura" pickup and effects system.
This system is being described as the most important new pickup/processing technology in many years. Instead of just listening to your guitar and reproducing the sound, this system actually compares your guitar to pre-recorded sounds of Jerry Douglas playing these same guitars in a studio. Then it sways your tone toward the shape of Douglas' tone - it doesn't substitute it, it just causes your note to mimic his tone closer...
    *I hope I said that right...
    The case is a custom Cedar Creek, by TKL, and is strikingly beautiful.
    The guitar and case sell for $5250 with case & warranty. Add the Fishman "Aura" Pickup and Processing (this guitar comes with it installed), for $500, to make it $5750 with everything mentioned above... plus a Beard Strap and EG Smith Stainless Bar.
   
w/ OHC


 
Beard Jerry Douglas Signature Model 1
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New Beard Jerry Douglas Signature Model w/ Fishman Aura System Resophonic 'Sold'

  Here is the long-awaited "Jerry Douglas" signature model from Paul Beard. This guitar was 3 or 4 years in the making, with Douglas being very particular about which instrument would bear his name, and how it would be made, how it would sound, etc.
    Made somewhat along the idea of the Mike Auldridge model, but with some modifications to accommodate solid Mahogany and solid figured Sapelle woods.
    Beautiful construction, with nice Mahogany back, sides, neck and highly figured Sapelle top. Tasteful bindings and inlays - heck, it just looks great!
    True to the exact sound of Jerry Douglas' personal guitar, this one comes set-up with Fishman "Aura" pickup and effects system.
This system is being described as the most important new pickup/processing technology in many years. Instead of just listening to your guitar and reproducing the sound, this system actually compares your guitar to pre-recorded sounds of Jerry Douglas playing these same guitars in a studio. Then it sways your tone toward the shape of Douglas' tone - it doesn't substitute it, it just causes your note to mimic his tone closer...
    *I hope I said that right...
    The case is a custom Cedar Creek, by TKL, and is strikingly beautiful.
    The guitar and case sell for $5250 with case & warranty. Add the Fishman "Aura" Pickup and Processing (this guitar comes with it installed), for $500, to make it $5750 with everything mentioned above... plus a Beard Strap and EG Smith Stainless Bar.
w/ OHC


 
Beard Mahogany R 1
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2003 Beard Mahogany R Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. Just a few small dents and dings on the body.
     Mahogany body and neck. Top and back have multiple wooden bindings. Back has brown sunburst finish. Rosewood fingerboard with "cut-diamond" inlays. Ebony peghead overlay with Beard logo inlaid in pearl. Nickel Schaller tuners.
     Good sound with plenty of power and resonance.

w/ HC

 
Beard Mahogany R 1
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2008 Beard Mahogany R w/ Fishman Nashville Pickup Installed by Beard Resophonic 'Sold'

    "As New" Condition. This instrument was pre-owned, but treated very nicely be previous owner. No dings, no dents, no scratches... no wear, no discoloration of hardware!
     Solid Mahogany top, back and sides, with multiple Flamed Maple wood bindings on top, back, and along fingerboard. Ebony fingerboard with cut diamond pearl inlays. Nice red sunburst over the solid Mahogany.
     This guitar is set up well, plays nice, and has a lot of tone. The pickup is the Fishman "Nashville" model and was installed originally by Beard. These pickups work great and are the preferred pickup to use with the Fishman "Aura" Imaging pedal. Check out the sound samples...
 
w/ OHC


 
Beard Mahogany R 1
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c.1999 Beard Mahogany R Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. There is just a small discoloration on the cover plate from a hand.
     Solid Mahogany. Open sound-well construction with traditional fan cover plate. Ebony fingerboard with dot position markers. Ebony peghead overlay with Beard logo inlaid in pearl. Top and back bound with Ivoroid. Locking Schaller tuners.
     The sound is gorgeous, big and full.

w/ OHC

 
Beard Maple E 1
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New Beard Maple E Resophonic 'Sold'

    Beautifully figured Maple and great finish color really set off this guitar! It is hard to describe the Maple. The "old timers" would often call it "Shell" Maple.
    The Model E is made with all solid woods, as well as great appointments. Multiple 5-ply body bindings with flamed Maple outer bindings. Flamed Maple multiple 3-ply bindings on fingerboard and peghead.
    These are always personally set-up by Paul Beard, using his special spun resonator cone, spider bridge and Maple/Ebony saddle inserts. Nice pearl inlays in the Ebony fingerboard. Nickel Waverly tuners. Fan pattern coverplate.
    This guitar is no exception to the rule - great big sound, full of color and tone.
w/ OHC

 
Beard Mike Auldridge 1
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New Beard Mike Auldridge Red Sunset Finish Resophonic 'Sold'

This is the same great Mike Auldridge as any of them, but just with a new "Red Sunset" color from Paul Beard. These guitars are very much all about focused power from the primary tones, and when you play one you'll hear it, too. Each of these Mike Auldridge guitars waits for Mike Auldridge himself to come by and play them and "ok" them, before they are shipped out.
w/ OHC

 
Beard Mike Auldridge 1
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2005 Beard Mike Auldridge Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. No wear of any kind on the guitar.
     Birch body with black finish. Square neck with 25" scale. Ebony fretboard with Mother of Pearl "Hearts and Flowers" inlays. The entire body of the guitar including the neck and peghead are triple bound with Maple. Ebony peghead veneer with Hearts inlay and "Mike Auldridge" signature. Locking tuners.
     This is a powerful sounding resophonic. Great depth, clarity and punch. Inspected and signed by Mike Auldridge before it left the Beard shop.

w/ OHC

 
Beard Mike Auldridge  1
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2007 Beard Mike Auldridge Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. There is one miniscule ding on the top, and one knick on the side. Aside from those two small marks, the guitar is in new condition.
     Birch body with "red sunset" finish. "Lotus" cover plate. Square neck with 25" scale. Ebony fretboard with Mother of Pearl "Hearts and Flowers" inlays. The entire body of the guitar including the neck and peghead are triple bound with Maple. Ebony peghead veneer with Hearts inlay and "Mike Auldridge" signature. Gotoh tuners.
     This is an exceptional sounding resophonic. Excellent depth, clarity and punch. It's got big resonant bass and pristine highs. Each of the MA-6's are played and signed by Mike Auldridge before leaving the shop. This is a really great instrument that anyone would be lucky to own.

w/ OHC


 
Beard Mike Auldridge 1
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2005 Beard Mike Auldridge Cherry Finish Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc. like new condition. The instrument has been owned but was never played very much.
     Our good friend, E.G. Smith, the celebrated gun and knife maker, former Hollywood stuntman, cowboy, steel guitarist and "Dobro-ist", and designer of the popular EG Smith slides, owned this guitar for 4 years. Birch construction "E" body. We don't see many of these guitars come in pre-owned so take advantage of this great price on an almost new instrument.
     Just a couple of slight "dings" on the top, and one or two tiny marks on the back.
     The sound is great, with plenty of power and projection and expression.
Price reduced...
w/ OHC


 
Beard Mike Auldridge - Cherry Finish 1
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2005 Beard Mike Auldridge - Cherry Finish Like New Condition Resophonic 'Sold'

     "As New" condition. Birch construction "E" body with Cherry Sunburst Finish. Gabon Ebony fingerboard with Hearts & Flowers inlay pattern. Multiple ivoroid bindings on top, back, fingerboard and peghead.  
     This instrument has NO marks, no dings, no wear.
     These Beard 'Mike Auldridge' models are noted for their power and projection. As one owner (Montana's own "Dobro Dick" Dillof), states, they deliver focused primary tones that are strong and clear.
     In short, they have a great powerful sound.
     This instrument comes with a couple of "extras" - just phone us to discuss them.
w/ HC


 
Beard Mike Auldridge Model 1
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New Beard Mike Auldridge Model Resophonic 'Sold'

Black finish. Lots of power, projection, and great tone. Birch construction "E" body, with new design bracing developed by Mike Auldridge. It's easy to see why guys like Jerry Douglas, Mike Auldridge and Jimmy Heffernan are using these guitars.
w/ OHC

 
Beard Mike Auldridge Model - 1
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New Beard Mike Auldridge Model - Cherry Finish Resophonic 'Sold'

Cherry Sunburst Finish. Just like the black versions, but with dark-edged cherry sunburst. Great sound. I have witnessed several very serious lifelong "Dobroists" have their whole world changed by hearing these Mike Auldridge models. The whole secret behind their sound is the body design, coupled with "tuning" the interior individually. Each instrument is handmade by Paul Beard and each instrument is individually tested and played by Mike Auldridge before it is shipped out to dealers... Photos below are of our previous instrument. 
w/ OHC

 
Beard Model E 1
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New Beard Model E Maple Resophonic 'Sold'

     New. Full body Model E, with highly figured Maple back, sides, neck, top and peghead overlay. Sunburst finish. Fully bound body and neck.
     These guitars have a very full and commanding sound.
     * This particular guitar is enroute to us from Beard at this time, and will be arriving in time for us to show it at our booth in Bellevue, WA, at the "WinterGrass" festival 'House of Fine Instruments' store booth February 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th.
     Phone direct to our booth to hear more about it - Cell 406/531-0532.

w/ OHC

 
Beard Model E 1
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2010 Beard Model E Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. All solid Maple construction. Three very minor dings on top of the body above bass side screen hole near the fretboard. These are hard to spot at first - please see photos. Otherwise this instrument is in new condition. No evidence of hand wear on coverplate.
     Exceptionally figured Maple top, back, sides, neck and peghead overlay. Ebony fingerboard with tasteful pearl inlays. Fully multiple-bound top, back, fingerboard and headstock, with flamed Maple outer bindings. Pre-war style open-back Nickel Waverly tuners. Nickel coverplate, screens and tailpiece. Nickel strap lock installed by Beard for the endpin.
     These Model E's have been a mainstay "flagship" guitar from Beard for almost 10 years. They are known for having a big professional sound, with the solid Maple adding distinct wood flavor to the great sound.

w/ OHC

 
Beard Model E Mahogany 1
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New Beard Model E Mahogany Custom Color Resophonic 'Sold'

     The Model E has been one of Beard's top models for years now. Solid Mahogany construction, with multiple Flamed Maple wood bindings on top, back, fingerboard and peghead. Custom see-thru red finish. Nice pearl inlays in Gabon Ebony fingerboard.
     The E's are known for big, full sound with lots of color and overtones... Lots of big, powerful sound.
w/ OHC

 
Beard Model R Custom Birch 1
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2010 Beard Model R Custom Birch Resophonic 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Custom guitar. No problems. No dings or dents. Only slight signs of playing on the tradtitional fan coverplate.
     Model R built with traditional birch ply construction, like the Mike Auldridge model is made of. Custom red sunburst finish.
     Flamed Maple bindings around top and back of body and along fingerboard. Ebony fingerboard with cut diamond pearl inlays. Beard logo inlaid in pearl in peghead.
     The sound from the birch body is vary fast and clear with lots of power and good depth. It is set-up very well.

w/ OHC


 
Beard Odyssey E Model 1
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New Beard Odyssey E Model w/ Fishman Pro P/U Resophonic 'Sold'

     New. This is the newest addition to Beard's repertoire of professional reso guitars. While it still fits in with the other Beard models quite well, it does exhibit some interesting new design concepts, both visually and tonally. All Solid Wood construction, like most Beard Model E guitars, but this one has beautiful Mahogany back, sides and neck and an extremely nice solid Spruce top.
     Multiple wooden bindings throughout, with Flamed Maple outer bindings, on top and back edge, along fingerboard and around headstock. Stylized cut diamond pattern pearl inlays in Ebony fingerboard. Waverly pre-war style tuners. Custom-made "Solar" coverplate. Single oval soundhole in center of top at end of fingerboard.
     Everything is 'tip-top' about this guitar. The colors are very tasteful. The Red-Brown of the Mahogany is perfectly mated to the slightly antique'd blonde Spruce top. As a bonus, you can look into the soundhole to get a look at the great construction of the sound baffling.
     In short, this is a truly great reso guitar for looks, for construction, for feel, and for tone. It sounds very big and full just as it is, acoustically, but it is set-up up by Paul Beard with a Fishman pro sadle pickup, which is a great pickup for use with the Fishman Aura Imaging system.
     * Also available to order with other wood combinations (All flamed Maple, All Mahogany, Walnut-Spruce, etc).

w/ OHC


 
Beard Prototype Mahogany "R" model 1
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2002 Beard Prototype Mahogany "R" model w/ "E" model bracing. Resophonic 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Some light wear on the cover plate, minor buckle rashing on back of guitar & other light dings here and there. This is a custom prototype guitar from Beard. It is the first guitar to get the Model E bracing, so it's actually an "E" guitar in an "R" body. It has the same bracing system used in the "E" models along with the arched back. Solid mahogany body construction. Highly flamed maple binding on body and neck. Gold hardware. MOP frets.
    
w/ OHC

 
Beard R Custom 1
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New Beard R Custom Resophonic 'Sold'

     Custom ordered. BIRCH body guitar, with all appointments like the Mahogany R.
     This guitar was ordered by a high profile player in our region who has one of the earliest Beard "Mike Auldridge" models, and wanted an "R" body that was still nicely appointed, but with a Birch body.
     Red Sunset sunburst, flamed Maple multiple bindings around body and along fingerboard. Cut diamond inlays in Ebony fingerboard.
     It has very nice sound - lots of "bite", but with big tone right after the attack.
w/ OHC

 
Beard R Model Mahogany. 1
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New Beard R Model Mahogany. Resophonic 'Sold'

Solid mahogany guitar with soundpost construction. These guitars have a well-established reputation as a staple among serious players.
w/ OHC

 
Beard R Quilted Mahogany 1
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c.1999 Beard R Quilted Mahogany Birch Ply Construction Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition.
     Birch ply with beautiful quilt venner Mahogany back and sides. Nice oxblood finish. Open sound-well construction with traditional fan cover plate. Ebony fingerboard with dot position markers. Ebony peghead overlay with Beard logo inlaid in pearl. Top and back bound with Ivoroid. Locking Schaller tuners.
     Great, big sound with depth and power.

w/ OHC

 
Beard Road-a-Phonic
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2006 Beard Road-a-Phonic Flamed Maple Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. Only 2 very light and small touch marks at edge of top - no hand wear.
     These are made in very small batches by Paul Beard. Some years only about 20 are produced.
     Comes set up with a Lace Sensor single coil pickup and a Piezo in the bridge. Stereo output jack with a "Y" cable included to separating the pickups into 2 signals for your amp or soundboard.
     Sound very good acoustically, as it comes with Beard cone and spider - not loud enough for a big jam, but enough sound to practice by and have fun with. Instrument in it's case fits into most airplane overhead storage compartments.
     Photos soon...
w/ OHC

 
Beard Road-O-Phonic 1
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New Beard Road-O-Phonic Resophonic 'Sold'

Great resonator lap steel. These are extremely hard to find, as they are made in small runs from Beard. Exceptionally well made. Has 2 pickups, with a stereo cable ending in a "y" for running into two separate channels. Comes with a great hardshell case.
 
w/ OHC

 
Beard Road-O-Phonic 1
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New Beard Road-O-Phonic Resophonic 'Sold'

     Beautifully figured Maple w/ handsome sunburst finish. Excellent design that might be called a "semi solid body", that also plays acoustically using smaller resonator and spider bridge.
     Magnetic Lace Sensor pickup at neck position and Fishman Pro acoustic pickup in bridge saddle.
     These guitars sound great - pickups work well together to give lots of output with a great tone.
     * Beard "Road-O-Phonic" guitars are exceedingly hard to get, as there are only one or two small batches per year produced.
w/ OHC

 
Beard Road-O-Phonic 1
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Recent Beard Road-O-Phonic Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc condition. Compact acoustic-electric reso handmade by Paul Beard.
     Quilted maple neck and body with satin sunburst finish.
     This "travel dobro" sounds great plugged in and is small enough to go with you anywhere. These are made in very small batches by Paul Beard. Some years only about 20 are produced. Comes set up with a Lace Sensor single coil pickup and a Piezo in the bridge. Stereo output jack with a "Y" cable included to separating the pickups into 2 signals for your amp or soundboard. Nickel Gotoh tuners. Sound very good acoustically, as it comes with Beard cone and spider - not loud enough for a big jam, but enough sound to practice by and have fun with. Instrument in its case fits into most airplane overhead storage compartments.

w/ OHC

 
Beard Solid Mahogany E model - Custom Color. 1
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New Beard Solid Mahogany E model - Custom Color. Resophonic 'Sold'

Solid Mahogany body. Great sound. Custom ordered with special brown sunburst.
w/ OHC

 
Beard Solid Mahogany E model - Custom Color. 1
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New Beard Solid Mahogany E model - Custom Color. Resophonic 'Sold'

Solid Mahogany guitar, with the larger "E" body construction. See-thru Red finish. The color is great, and shows off all of the Mahogany grain thru the finish. Beautiful woods, great workmanship. Professional sound with lots of presence.
 
w/ OHC


 
Beard Solid Maple "E" model 1
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New Beard Solid Maple "E" model Resophonic 'Sold'

Larger "E" body construction built with solid highly figured Maple. It is typically a very long wait to get an E-model. These are a very beautiful guitars, with the color of the finish always complimenting the figure of the Maple. The sound is always very big and full with professional projection.
w/ OHC

 
Beard Solid Maple "E" model 1
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New Beard Solid Maple "E" model Resophonic 'Sold'

Larger "E" body construction built with solid highly figured Maple. It is typically a very long wait to get an E-model. These are a very beautiful guitars, with the color of the finish always complimenting the figure of the Maple. The sound is always very big and full with professional projection.
w/ OHC

 
Beard Vintage "R" Cherry 1
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New Beard Vintage "R" Cherry Resophonic 'Sold'

Cherry Finish on Traditional Birch construction. Beautiful guitar! Matte nitro-cellulose finish adds to the great coloration. Plays and sounds very good. 
w/ OHC

 
Beard Vintage R 1
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New Beard Vintage R Resophonic 'Sold'

     New.
     Birch plywood body with open soundwell. Solid Mahogany neck with Ebony fingerboard. Body and neck have sunburst finish. 25" scale length.
     These Beard "Vintage R" models have simple appointments, but as far as soundpower, they are equal with other more expensive models. The "traditional" part of the name refers to the Birch ply construction. Most of the original Dobros were made with Birch plywood. But Paul Beard has adjusted the soundwell differently than the early Dobros by opening-up the front and back of the soundwell.
     Whenever we travel to shows and festivals we try to have as many Beard instruments as we can. Sometimes we may have a Traditional R, a Model E, a Mike Auldridge, etc, to show. Every time players comment on how the $2200 Vintage R plays/performs/sounds even up against the $3200 - $4000 models!
     So - if you are looking for a well-made hot sounding and affordable Resophonic... here it is...!

w/ HC

 
Beard Vintage R 1
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New Beard Vintage R Resophonic 'Sold'

Traditional Birch ply construction. Sunburst. Poinsettia design coverplate. This guitar has very good "bite" in the attack, and follows with a big, full sound.
w/ OHC


 
Beard Vintage R 1
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New Beard Vintage R Resophonic 'Sold'

     New.
     Birch-ply top, back and sides with vintage sunburst. Mahogany neck.
     Very good sound with plenty of resonance and sustain.

w/ HC

 
Beard Vintage R 1
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New Beard Vintage R Resophonic 'Sold'

     New.
     Traditional Birch plywood construction with open soundwell. Nice brown sunburst on the top, back, sides, neck and top of peghead. Birch top, back and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood fretboard with Pearl dot inlays. Nickel Gotoh tuners.
     This resophonic has a lot of power in the low and mid range, clear highs and great sustain.

w/ HC

 
Clinesmith "Weissenborn" 1
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Recent Clinesmith "Weissenborn" Koa Resophonic 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. This guitar only shows a few small player marks in the top which are not easy to spot. Beautiful Koa wood top, back, sides, neck and fingerboard... and even peghead overlay. Multiple wood bindings, with Flamed Maple outer bindings showing on body and fingerboard.
     This is a rare guitar from Clinesmith, who usually builds more traditional squareneck resophonics with resonator cones and spider bridges. No serial number on guitar.
     It is built faithful to the rare "pancake" Weissenborn guitars, having a body depth of 3" at lower bout, and about 2 11/16" depth at upper bout.
     Plays and sounds very good, especially in open D tuning.
w/ OHC

 
Dobro "Al Perkins" 1
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1999 Dobro "Al Perkins" Resophonic 'Sold'

Exc. (+) condition. Engraved gold plated coverplate and gold plated tailpiece. Spun cone. Fully bound body, neck & peghead. This is a model not offered by Dobro at this time. On Sale 
w/ OHC

 
Dobro Duolian 1
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Dobro Duolian Round Neck Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc. Condition. There are slight scratches on the body, but no deep gauges. There are a couple of marks in the neck, but the frets are in great shape. The finsih is also wearing away in a couple of areas on the underside of the headstock.
     Pre-Gibson Dobro. Metal body with round Mahogany neck. Flat Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Gotoh tuners. Pickup installed and it works fine.
     Nice, singing tone, and easy playability.



 
Dobro F-60 Sunburst 1
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1998 Dobro F-60 Sunburst Resophonic 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Nice one-owner Dobro. Good looking sunburst withnickel hardware, including traditional fan coverplate, two screen holes, Grover Rotomatic tuners, and traditional tailpiece.
     Originally sold to our friend by Tom Swatsell, a Dobro dealer and a Dobro endorsing artist. Comes with signed photo from Tom Swatzell.
     Set up is good and the Dobro has fresh strings - sounds great.

w/ OHC

 
Dobro Hound Dog DeLuxe 1
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Recent Dobro Hound Dog DeLuxe Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc condition. 25" scale with 19 frets, joined at 12th fret. 2" raised nut.
     Flamed maple body with black binding. Maple square neck. Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Classic single cone resonator/spider construction. Spider bridge has ebony saddle atop maple base. Nickel-plated Dobro cone with 10.5" nickel fan cover plate. Nickel-plated tailpiece. Round soundholes with screens. Functional Fishman resonator pickup. Grover tuners.
     This is an excellent budget dobro. Stage-ready for your next adventure.

w/ gig bag

 
Dobro Model 45 1
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c. 1934 Dobro Model 45 Mahogany w/ Spruce top Resophonic 'Sold'

     VG(+) condition. Tuners replaced with Grover Deluxe. Some binding repaired on neck. Guitar has scratches and dings on body, and some localized wear on back of neck at 2nd fret area. Original tailpiece. Poinsetta cover plate. Original stamped cone with 'inside' wall lugs for spider bridge and original short-legged spider bridge. 
     Nice sunburst Mahogany body and neck, with blonde Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Sunburst Mahogany peghead overlay. Bound top and back of body, fingerboard and heelcap. Top has multiple wood purfling inside binding layer. 
     Model 45's are fairly rare. We've seen droves of Model 27's compared to only a few Model 45's. This one has been set-up to play nicely as a round neck guitar.
     If you are interested in this instrument, please call us. Even though many people would love this guitar with the original stamped cone and spider, other owner/players would rather play it with a "hot" modern spun cone and spider bridge. The sound of the original stamped cone is always sweet and expressive (if its in good shape like this one is), while a new spun cone and longer-legged spider bridge would bring out more power and 'bite' and projection. One of the best sounding Dobros I can remember was an old 1934 Model 45 that we had converted to modern cone and spider.

Case is in need of repair... The latches work but hinges are no longer attached.

w/ c1950 SSC

 
Dobro Model 60D RoundNeck. 1
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New Dobro Model 60D RoundNeck. Resophonic 'Sold'

Exceptional condition.
w/ OHC

 
Dobro Texarkana Electric
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c.1968 Dobro Texarkana Electric - Currently set up for Lap Playing Resophonic 'Sold'

      VG+ condition. All original except newer spun cone and spider. Candy Apple Red finish with Tortoise bindings around body. Small chips in red finish here and there. Original Dobro pickup.
     Guitar currently set-up for lap playing, with a spun Quarterman Cone and high-grade Spider bridge professionally installed about 18 years ago. Some slight separation of sides to top and/or back. Slight cracks in side of body near neck heel.
     Made by Semi Mosely's "Mosrite" company, these models were slightly 're-designed' here and there from earlier Dobros.

w/ Beat OSC

 
Flinthill Highly Customized 1
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c.2004 Flinthill Highly Customized Resophonic 'Sold'

     Excellent enhanced condition.
     This resophonic squareneck guitar was bought by E.G. Smith, who promptly customized and upgraded the guitar. E.G. Smith is well known by many as the designer of the popular EG Smith stainless steel dobro bar. E.G. cut and inlaid a custom pearl pattern in the peghead and fingerboard, and also upgraded the cone, spider, nut and saddle.
     Squareneck. Sunburst finish. Sapelle back, sides and neck, with Spruce top. Top and back of body and fingerboard are bound with cream binding. Traditional "Fan" coverplate. Two round soundholes with metal screen inserts, three smaller holes between the screens.
     For the price, it would be hard to beat this resophonic guitar. It has very good strong tone.

w/ HC

 
GeorgeBoards Acoustic Hawaiian 1
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2009 GeorgeBoards Acoustic Hawaiian Resophonic 'Sold'

     Near Mint Condition. Composite Mahogany body with Maple bindings along top, back and fretboard. Comes with pickup and EQ installed.

w/ HC

 
Lebeda Solid Mahogany 1
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2007 Lebeda Solid Mahogany Resophonic 'Sold'

These resophonics from George Lebeda have been a favorite with our customers for years. Solid Mahogany top, back and sides. Has Lebeda's own great Cone and Spider. Bone nut. These are built in Prague, Czech Republic, the mother home to all resophonics, as it is the homeland of the original builders of the first resophonics, the Doperya brothers. Great sound - solid attack, with tone and power and projection.

 
w/ OHC


 
Lebeda Solid Maple Squareneck. 1
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c.2003 Lebeda Solid Maple Squareneck. Resophonic 'Sold'

Great sounding guitar. Set up with Lebeda's own cone and spider. Guitar shows player wear and dings to body and neck, but is in fine playing condition.


 
Martin Alternative ii 1
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2004 Martin Alternative ii Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. There are just a few scratches on the resonator, otherwise the guitar looks new.
     14-fret cutaway. Aluminum top with "graffiti" pattern. Back and sides are "High Pressure Laminate." Stratabond neck, radiused Micarta fingerboard with dot inlays. Aluminum peghead overlay. Strap button installed in correct position on heel. Comes with "Fishman Prefix Pro Resonator System" installed.
     Nice gritty tone. Setup with nice low picking action, and sound great with a slide.

w/ OHC

 
National Delphi 1
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1996 National Delphi Resophonic 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Round neck. Taupe color over steel body. Single spun cone with biscuit bridge.
     Mahogany neck with bound Rosewood fingerboard. Slotted headstock.
     The sound is very good.
 

w/ OHC

 
National Model D 1
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2002 National Model D Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc (+) condition. Almost no marks on the top or back of this instrument. A few tiny marks on back of neck and one slight area of tiny marks in waist of one side.
     This is one of the early issues, if not the first wooden Model D issued, by National. This very guitar was featured in the National catalog back in 2003. It has a distinctive wood figure from the burl being twice bookmatched.
     Excquisite burled walnut back with figured quarter-sawn walnut sides and quarter-sawn walnut neck. Beautiful flamed maple top with tasteful dark amber sunburst. Back of neck is also tastefully shaded. F-holes. The look of the instrument is startlingly perfect, from up close or across the room. Strikingly attractive without being gawdy, the instrument is fully bound with handmade wooden roped binding. Multiple purflings above and below the roped bindings on top and back of instrument. Roped binding along fingerboard and around peghead as well. Peghead face is pearloid with underlay of black, with National Model D inscribed at top of peghead. Other artistic lines and artwork also showing in peghead. Faux frets of grained ivoroid for position markers. Beautiful triangle and diamond inlay of decorative pearl in fingerboard. (See photos.) Frosted nickel tailpiece and cover plate. Grover Deluxe War-era reproduction tuners in slotted headstock.
    Take a closer look at the photo of the back of the instrument. This is amazing artwork that seems to depict a bear's head and possibly body, among the other burl figure of the beautiful walnut. This guitar is in great shape. Sounds great. Very powerful.

w/ HC


 
National Polychrome Round Neck Tricone. 1
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New National Polychrome Round Neck Tricone. Resophonic 'Sold'

Copper. Steel body tricone, maple neck, bound rosewood fretboard, 30's style headstock overlay, and Kluson-type 3-on-a-plate tuning machines.
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National Reso Lectric 1
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2002 National Reso Lectric Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Guitar is in great playing condition. Fret wear is minimal. Body shows some light chips in finish and some small light marks here and there, mostly on the back and sides. National logo decal on peghead is chipped.
     Thin semi-hollow body electric, with P-90 p/u in neck position and Highlander p/u in biscuit. Mahogany body with figured Maple top and Maple neck. The guitar has pretty good sound, acoustically, but when plugged in it sounds great. 3-way pickup selector switch, separate volume controls and master volume control. 3-on-a-plate Kluson copy tuners by Grover. Nickel coverplate and tailpiece. Ivoroid multiple layer pickguard. Ivoroid backplate, truss-rod cover, and top binding. Ivoroid dot inlays in radiused Rosewood fingerboard.
     The most recent Reso Lectric guitars from National now have Pearloid peghead overlay

w/ OHC

 
National Reso Rocket 1
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2009 National Reso Rocket Cutaway w/ Highlander P/U & Direct box Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. No dents or scratches. Slight sign of playing on hand rest and "right arm" area on top.
     Nickel plated brass body with cutaway. "Tricone" style lattice soundholes in upper bouts. Retro coverplate. Single cone with "biscuit" bridge (in Canada, it's called the "cookie"). Rosewood fingerboard with diamond inlays and ivoroid binding. Maple neck with nice sunburst matte finish. Engraved pearloid peghead overlay. Three-on-a-plate tuners with cream buttons.
     Lots of concentrated sound, with that great "ponk" attack. No problems, plays great.

w/ OHC

 
National Style 0 1
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1930 National Style 0 Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc condition.
     Rare steel body with nickel plating. National found out early in 1930 and 1931 that it isn't feasible to plate nickel onto steel because of the expense of copper flashing first. Only a very few were done this way, and this is one of them. All original, possibly even cone and biscuit. Original tuners are in great shape except one button has a chipped-out edge. Rounded V-neck has significant finish missing from playing wear. Body has three or four mild dents/dings but nothing significant. Appears to be fruitwood fingerboard dyed black to resemble ebony. Some wear on coverplate where fingers rest. Could be a newer National tailpiece. Comes with original case in good shape with latches and handle intact.
     Sounds wonderful.

w/ OHC

 
National Style 0 1
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Like New National Style 0 Resophonic 'Sold'

     This guitar is in great shape. No issues, no player wear.
     Brass guitar with traditional "island scene" engraving. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ivoroid position markers and binding.
     Sounds great, plays great.

w/ OHC

 
National Style 1 Tricone Squareneck. 1
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1928 National Style 1 Tricone Squareneck. Resophonic 'Sold'

Excellent(+) condition. Early Tricone with nickel plated "German Silver" body. No problems, no bangs, no dents. Hardly any "player wear", although the original plating shows light surface scratches from clothing on top and back. Original tuners, original plating, original binding, original T-bridge. Original cones come with the instrument separately, but new National resonator cones are currently installed in the guitar.
w/ Orig Hardshell Case

 
National Style 3 Custom Tricone 1
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2002 National Style 3 Custom Tricone Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. Roundneck Tri-Cone. No player wear on body. Frets in great shape. Some small touch-marks on back of neck, but not serious. This guitar was custom ordered by us for a local customer. It has several custom features that make it quite special...
     Nickel plated brass body with elaborate "Lillies of the Valley" engraving on top, back and sides of body. Two engraved border lines around top, back and sides of body. Dark Mahogany neck with Ebony fingerboard. Fingerboard bound with ivoroid/black/ivoroid that perfectly matches the peghead.
     Beautiful "Lillies of the Valley" intricate inlay pattern in the Ebony fingerboard. This inlay pattern was conceptualized and worked up by McGregor Gaines at National specifically for this guitar, to match the engraving on the metal body.
     In addition to the special fingerboard inlays, upgrades were made to headstock, as well, with Ivoroid chosen over the usual Pearloid for the overlay material and extra border lines cut at edge of peghead overlay. National logo inlaid in peghead with engraved pearl. Solid pearl truss-rod cover.
     This guitar is a rare one as well as being a great sounding one! It is set-up to play and is in very nice condition.
     * These guitars are extremely difficult to photograph, due to the mirror-like surfaces of the plated body... but we'll do our best and have some up for you very soon.
w/ OHC

 
National Style O 1
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1997 National Style O Resophonic 'Sold'

     Like New condition. No dings, no dents, no player wear. Nickel plated brass body with traditional island scene etched into the metal. 12-fret neck with slotted peghead.
     These 'Style O' guitars have been a choice of professional players since their introduction at the end of the 1920's. Lots of power from the original spun single cone, with lots of that authentic hollow "ponk" sound of the old originals.
w/ OHC

 
National Tricone Number 3 1
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Late 1920s National Tricone Number 3 Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc condition. Guitar shows light wear at handrest and where fingers would be placed to play, and where arm comes over guitar. A few incidental dents here and there. Two spots of corner rumpling. Nothing highly significant.
     Rare Style 3 engraving on nickel-plated German Silver body. Style 3 engraving pattern is elaborate lilies-of-the-valley pattern on back, sides, top, cover plate, and back of neck (see photos). Body also shows a double purfling border on all quarters of top, side, and back.
     Slotted peghead with pearloid peghead overlay that is etched to reveal the National shield logo and decorative border. Original tuners. Tuner buttons are either in great shape or are replaced, but look great. Multiple grained ivoroid binding along ebony fingerboard.
     Looks great, sounds great, plays great, IS great. Soft case is original and fully functional, in working order with latches and handle, but there is duct tape around the top edge.

w/ Original Soft Shell Case

 
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1996 National Tricone Style 1 Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc condition. There is some oxidation of the nickel plating, but not bad. No dents or dings.
     Nickel plated brass body with three cones under triangular coverplate, bridged with an aluminum "T" bridge. *The benefits of the tricone sound is that they give off more lyrical overtones than a single cone National does. Ebony radiused fingerboard with ivoroid dot inlays. Mahogany neck with ivoroid binding along fingerboard. Slotted peghead. National logo shield attached at top of peghead.
     This one is in nice original condition and is set-up well and plays great.

w/ OHC

 
National Triolian
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1932 National Triolian Squareneck was rounded Resophonic 'Sold'

     VG condition. Original Walnut Sunburst paint was removed, revealing the "German Silver" metal body. Original Squareneck was rounded at heel and back of neck profile for Spanish style playing. Newer coverplate and old Dobro tailpiece installed.
     This guitar is currently set-up to play as a squareneck guitar, with a nut riser over the nut. Neck is mostly straight w/ slight relief.
     The sound is good and authentic. It has that certain "ponk" sound with just the right amount of reverb or echo in it. Take advantage of a great looking old German Silver National that costs half or less because it has been altered a bit...

w/ newer HC

 
R. Q. Jones Birch 1
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1979 R. Q. Jones Birch Resophonic 'Sold'

     Early example of handmade resophonic construction by Rudy Jones. Excellent condition, with some dings and slight blemishes from playing. Coverplate shows some wear thru plating.
     Birch ply construction with sunburst finish. Chrome hardware. RQ Jones decal in peghead. Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Antiqued cream bindings on top and back of body.
* RQ Jones is known as one of the true early pioneers of the resophonic guitar, with a track record of implementing many innovative construction ideas that are considered standard by today's builders.
     Price significantly reduced - take advantage of a this low price to get a rare piece of Reso history!

w/ newer case

 
R. Q. Jones Walnut 1
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1976 R. Q. Jones Walnut Resophonic 'Sold'

     Great example of one of the earliest instruments by Rudy Jones... This reso is said to be instrument #7. 
     Excellent original condition. Figured Walnut construction. Antiqued cream bindings on top, back, fingerboard and peghead, with Herringbone purflings around inside of top edge.
     Gold engraved hardware, with large portions of gold plating worn off and nickel showing - the overall look is perfect, just the right patina.
     Beautiful abalone inlays in peghead and Ebony fingerboard.
     * Rudy Jones was truly one of the first pioneers of the handmade resophonic, and made many innovations in using woods, developing tone baffles, soundpost construction, etc. Jerry Douglas used them early in his career, as did many other professional and serious amateur players.
     Price significantly reduced - take advantage of a this low price to get a rare piece of Reso history!
w/ OHC

 
Radio King  1
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c. 1930 Radio King Resophonic 'Sold'

     Good condition. There are a couple of reparied cracks on the top. There is an open crack on the back, and one on the side near the endpin. Aside from that there is normal wear and tear on the guitar but nothing major.
     Spruce top with sunburst finish. Mahogany back, sides and neck. floating tailpiece. Bound soundhole rossette.
     This guitar has nice construction and would be a good starter, or one to take camping.

w/ Gig Bag

 
Rayco Hawaiian 1
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New Rayco Hawaiian Resophonic 'Sold'

Master Grade Koa Hawaiian Guitar. This is quite a wonderful guitar. The Koa wood is fabulous, and the construction is fabulous. Perfectly appointed with wooden "roped" bindings, much like the old original Weissenborn style 4 guitars. This guitar works well through a variety of tunings, and really fills up a room with sound.
w/ OHC


 
Rayco Hawaiian 1
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New Rayco Hawaiian Resophonic 'Sold'

Master Grade Koa Hawaiian Guitar. This is quite a wonderful guitar. The Koa wood is fabulous, and the construction is fabulous. Perfectly appointed with wooden "roped" bindings, much like the old original Weissenborn style 4 guitars. This guitar works well through a variety of tunings, and really fills up a room with sound.



 
Rayco Mahogany 1
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Rayco Mahogany Squareneck Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc(+) original condition. This guitar was the prize-winner at WinterGrass Bluegrass festival in February, 2009. The winner is a Guitar/Banjo player and didn't really put any wear on the guitar. There are 2 or 3 small compression marks on the top around the bass side screen.
     Solid Mahogany top, back and neck. Soundpost construction. Very nice multiple wood bindings Traditional fan pattern coverplate. Chrome hardware.
     Great sound - very strong, with a big, round bass end.


 
Rayco Maple Premium 1
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New Rayco Maple Premium - Full Body Resophonic 'Sold'

     Beautiful highly figured solid Maple with tasteful chocolate brown finish. Large (full) body, similar to an "L" Scheerhorn or an "E" Beard. Made using all professional Scheerhorn parts - cone, spider, and coverplate. Coverplate has removeable handrest. Soundhole rings instead of screens. Comes with upgraded Waverly tuners. Soundpost construction.
     Body, fingerboard and peghead are bound with multiple wood bindings. This instrument has just about every aspect upgraded. The result is a tremendously full and powerful guitar with great tonal characteristics.
 
w/ Dlx OHC


 
Rayco Premium Maple DeLuxe 1
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New Rayco Premium Maple DeLuxe Quilted Resophonic 'Sold'

Beautiful Oxblood sunburst finish on exquisite solid Quilted Maple. Diamond markers. Herringbone trim. Fully bound with multiple wood bindings. The sound is very big with lots of presence, but also with lots of tonal color and expression.
w/ OHC


 
Rayco Solid Maple 1
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New Rayco Solid Maple Resophonic 'Sold'

Beautiful showy figured solid Maple throughout. Powerful tone that rivals the best of what we offer on this page. Crisp attack, balance, volume, tone, and sustain.

 


 
Rayco Weissenborn 1
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2010 Rayco Weissenborn Resophonic 'Sold'

     "As New" condition. No player wear, no marks, no dings. Solid Birch construction with hollow neck. This design is faithful to the original Weissenborn guitars, but when you examine the RayCo you can tell right away the construction methods are quite a bit more exact and much "cleaner" than those earlier originals.
     This guitar was owned by a very dynamic local player, Dan Dubuque, who has lots of You Tube postings of his playing and is in high demand for gigs all over our region. He kept this one as a "spare", while using his earlier RayCo Hawaiian for punishing road gigs. This guitar has never been to a gig and was kept pristine by Dan. 
     Solid Birch top, back and sides. Lots of interesting figure in the grain lines of the Birch. Highly figured bird's-eye trimmings - peghead overlay, fingerboard and bridge. Rayco logo inlaid in peghead. Unbound top and back. Waverly tuners.
     This guitar works well in several tunings. Currently tuned to open G. The tone is rich and deep and the whole instrument resonates with vibration when played.

w/ OHC

 
Regal Resophonic Squareneck 1
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c.2000 Regal Resophonic Squareneck Up-Graded Parts Resophonic 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Significantly upgraded and improved with addition of National "dobro-style" spun cone, National "dobro-style" spider bridge, old cured Maple inserts, and bone nut. Set-up work by Greg Boyd.
     This guitar is in fine shape, with no problems. Shows some light scratches on back of neck and some hand wear on coverplate - not beat-up at all.
     Mahogany back and sides with Spruce top. Sunburst top with red back, sides and neck. Traditional "fan" coverplate. Rosewood fingerboard. Slotted headstock.
     The upgraded set-up for this instrument costs about $275 for parts and labor. It was done using very high-end components.
     The sound is very immediate and big. This is not a quiet instrument. It plays great and sounds much better than the price would suggest.
w/ OHC

 
Rory Dafoe Hawaiian Custom Squareneck. 1
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New Rory Dafoe Hawaiian Custom Squareneck. Resophonic 'Sold'

Constructed of figured Australian Blackwood , with handmade wooden "roped" bindings similar to highest grade old Weissenborn guitars. This "Blackwood" is very similar to Hawaiian Koa wood. We had guitar #1 at our booth this year in Tacoma, Washington, at the "WinterGrass" festival, and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of #2, slated for September delivery. This "next" guitar will have all the same appointments, with addition of Gold Waverly tuners. The 2 guitars are made from the same Australian Blackwood boards, so it is easy to look at these shots of "#1" and imagine what "#2" will look like. The sound is remarkably open and resonant.
w/ OHC

 
Rory Dafoe Hollow Neck Resophonic 1
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Rory Dafoe Hollow Neck Resophonic Solid Koa Resophonic 'Sold'

     Excellent Condition. There are only several small impression 'dings' here and there.
     Constructed of excellent figured woods, with handmade wooden "roped" bindings similar to highest grade old Weissenborn guitars. Beard cone and spider. Gold hardware including Waverly tuners.
     This guitar does have some unique features. The neck is part of the sound chamber and is hollow for most of its length. The fingerboard is actually floating above the hollow neck in order to allow more resonance.
     The sound is quite good, as you can hear in the sound clips, and sounds great in several different tunings.
w/ OHC


 
Scheerhorn L Body Honduran Mahogany 1
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New Scheerhorn L Body Honduran Mahogany Squareneck Resophonic 'Sold'

     New. Solid Mahogany squareneck resophonic guitar.
     Larger "L" body shape, with solid Honduran Mahogany back, sides and neck. Ebony fingerboard with dot inlay position markers. Scheerhorn logo inlaid at end of fingerboard. Top, back and fingerboard bound with Ivoroid bindings. Chrome hardware: Traditional "Fan" coverplate and traditional tailpiece, mini tuners and open ring soundhole covers (with no screens).
     Open sound chamber construction with 6 soundposts, employing an internal tone baffle to adjust the sound output. Scheerhorn handspun aluminum spider bridge and Maple/Ebony saddle inserts. Bone nut. High gloss nitro-cellulose lacquer finish.
     These guitars are great and they are also highly sought by players. One nice feature is the hand rest in center of coverplate - it is removeable, so you can adjust the set-up and saddles and bridge while strings are at pitch without removing entire coverplate. The tone is great.

w/ OHC

 
Scheerhorn Mahogany 1
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New Scheerhorn Mahogany Resophonic 'Sold'

     New. Impressive solid Honduran Mahogany resonator guitar with the famous Scheerhorn soundpost construction and tone baffle.
     Solid Mahogany top, back, sides and neck. Gabon Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays and Scheerhorn engraved in pearl block in fingerboard extension over the body. Guitar top, back and fingerboard are bound with single ivoroid binding. Nickel hardware, including traditional "fan" pattern coverplate, traditional tailpiece, Gotoh mini tuners, and screen hole featuring no screen, just the outer ring bushings.
     The finish is a handsome reddish-brown. The weight and balance are good. The workmanship is excellent. But the first thing you notice is how it resonates just by touching it... great power and presence.
 

w/ OHC

 
Scheerhorn Mahogany L  1
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New Scheerhorn Mahogany L Resophonic 'Sold'

     New. Solid Mahogany Squareneck "L" body with soundpost construction and baffle inside upper bout of body.
     Made in USA by National, these new Scheerhorns are pretty nice. Beautiful Honduran Mahogany body and neck, with ivoroid bindings on top and back edge of body and along fingerboard. Ebony fingerboard with dot inlay position markers and Scheerhorn logo inlaid near end of fingerboard.
 

w/ OHC

 
Scheerhorn Maple L  1
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New Scheerhorn Maple L Resophonic 'Sold'

   New. Solid Maple Squareneck "L" body with soundpost construction and baffle inside upper bout of body.
     Made in USA by National, these new Scheerhorns are pretty nice. Highly flamed Maple body and neck, with ivoroid bindings on top and back edge of body and along fingerboard. Ebony fingerboard with dot inlay position markers and Scheerhorn logo inlaid near end of fingerboard.
 

w/ OHC

 
Scheerhorn Maple L 1
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New Scheerhorn Maple L Resophonic 'Sold'

     Highly figured Maple body with vivid red sunburst finish. This Maple figure is really quite dramatic all over the guitar. Top edge has multiple ivoroid bindings. Back and fretboard have single Ivoroid bindings. Beautiful Scheerhorn "trapezoidal" neck shape. Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel Gotoh tuners. Figured Maple peghead overlay. Scheerhorn inlay in pearl on 20th fret. "Open" screen holes, showing only the edge border and no screen.
     Inside the body, you'll find the Scheerhorn open soundpost construction with front baffling.
     Sound is very strong and full of expression with good "bite" and projection.
 

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Scheerhorn R-Body 1
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1990s Scheerhorn R-Body Solid Maple Resophonic 'Sold'

Exceptional condition. R-body, highly figured maple construction with beautiful vivid sunburst that Scheerhorn is famous for. Nicely appointed. This is a very rare guitar and is in like new condition. Not only does it sound huge, with a great balance and projection, but it is also in "unplayed, as-new" condition. It takes 50 months or more to order one new from Tim Scheerhorn... Take advantage of an exceptionally nice one that is readily available and sounds fabulous.
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Schoonover Maple 1
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New Schoonover Maple Resophonic 'Sold'

Highly figured Solid Quilted Maple with strikingly beautiful color and finish. Multiple bindings on body and neck. Bound peghead. Custom coverplate. Very big sound - lots of punch and presence. Kent Schoonover has been building guitars for years, with his reputation growing steadily. Several well-known players are using his instruments today. After hearing one you can understand why.
w/ OHC

 
Schoonover Rosewood/Cedar 1
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New Schoonover Rosewood/Cedar Resophonic 'Sold'

Rosewood back, sides & neck. Solid Western Red Cedar top. Great sounding guitar with presence and power.
 
 
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Tut Taylor Tennessean 1
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2004 Tut Taylor Tennessean Resophonic 'Sold'

Exc. condition except for a few touch marks on shoulder area & some wear on cover plate. Solid mahogany construction. Hand spun aluminum resonator cone. Nickel plated brass cover plate. Nice sounding dobro. On Sale
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Weber Outlaw 1
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New Weber Outlaw Resophonic 'Sold'

     We have been anticipating the Weber Resophonics for some time now. This is our first guitar in stock here at "House of Fine Instruments" and we are very happy with it.
     The "Outlaw" features highly figured flamed Maple back, sides and neck, with a select Spruce top. Finish is a nice honey amber hue. Multiple tortoise celluloid bindings on body, fingerboard and peghead. Top edge shows wooden "half herringbone" purflings.
     3-pc Maple neck with 2 rosewood stringers separating the 3 Maple pieces.
     Ebony fingerboard has "leaf bud" pearl inlays. Weber logo and pearl "Flowerpot" inlaid in peghead. Weber Celtic knot inlaid in treble side of neck heel. Traditional "Fan" coverplate, with non-traditional soundhole rings, instead of screens. Pre-war style open back tuners. The tailpiece is another brilliant design by Vern Brekke.
     This guitar sounds great, with lots of definition and satisfying tonal development.
* Price shown is "List" Price - call us or email for your quote!
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Weber Vigilante Custom 1
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2009 Weber Vigilante Custom Solid Mahogany Resophonic 'Sold'

     Beautiful medium-brown Mahogany reso guitar that is nicely trimmed out. Ivoroid bindings on body, along fingerboard, and on headstock. Ebony peghead overlay with Weber Logo and Custom Flowerpot inlaid in pearl. Ebony fingerboard with "leaf bud" inlays as position markers. Traditional Fan pattern nickel plated coverplate, with non-traditional soundhole rings instead of screens. Pre-war style open back tuners. The tailpiece is another brilliant design by Vern Brekke. Weber Celtic knot inlaid in treble side of neck heel.
     Very nice sounding squareneck - and at a nice low price... several hundred off normal discount price.
 
w/ OHC