How to Choose Strings for Your Resonator Guitar

How to Choose Strings for Your Resonator Guitar

There are a thousand different strings you could use for your resonator. Everything from cryogenically treated strings to strings shot into space to strings blessed by a shaman in a rainforest in South America. Unfortunately...
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Jeffrey Foucault Concert TONIGHT

My good friend Jeffrey Foucault is playing his album "Horse Latitudes" live tonight on his website. It's my favorite album of all albums.  Times are tough for musicians, probably the toughest,  and these live shows online are...
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Charlie Hunter Mule

Charlie Hunter Mule

Can I geek out a bit? If it wasn’t for Charlie Hunter and then Kelly Joe Phelps I wouldn’t be making steel resos and casters, 700 people wouldn’t be making music on them and you and I wouldn’t know each other. ⁣

I got...
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Jeffrey Foucault - 4am by Richard Bruckner

Jeffrey Foucault - 4am by Richard Bruckner

JEFFREY FOUCAULT - 4 A.M. (RICHARD BUCKNER) from Jeffrey Foucault on Vimeo. ...
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Black Market Mules

I've seen a couple Mules on Reverb for around $6,000. Here are some thoughts.   Free market and all that so if someone can buy a guitar from us fro $3000 and sell it for twice that I suppose its cool.  Some would say "you...
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Waitlist

Waitlist

The Mule Waitlist opens in very limited amount this coming Sunday at 6 pm. Because your reso fever tests the limits of modern technology I can’t guarantee you get on even if you’re there early. There’s an element of chance...
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Charlie Parr guitar Raffle

Charlie Parr guitar Raffle

Raffle! Charlie Parr is offering up his woody Mule to benefit Life House of Duluth, a charity that offers unconditional support to homeless youth. This is one of three wooden resonators I’ve made, and in collaboration with...
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Resonator Guitar Parts 101

Resonator Guitar Parts 101

A bit of a primer on the pieces of these resonator guitars. If you are new to the world of resonators, this will help you get acquainted. The body of a resonator guitar is typically either steel or brass.  My guitars are no...
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Joey Landreth Mulecaster

Joey Landreth Mulecaster

This past week a friend and I traveled to the barren tundra of Ontario to visit our friend and hand plane-maker extraordinaire Konrad Sauer. Oh, and JL stopped by to pick up his Mulecaster. https://youtu.be/eD7FaZQXCl8...
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Dan Auerbach's 1930's Dobro

Dan Auerbach's 1930's Dobro

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys is preparing his Mule for the road next year, so he was kind enough to send me his super cool 1930's Dobro to check out.  It has fiddle edges and a spider cone.  Lots of exploring and learning...
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Don't be a Hostage

Don't be a Hostage

Owners- if you show up to a supplier with money and they don't get back to you, or take your money and don't get your stuff, or say it will "be done next week" but isn't they are holding you hostage. And you're letting them....
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Woody

Woody

I’ve been making #600, a woody Mule, with Pops Mule.  It’s been an awesome thing to share with someone who has shared so much with me.  And no no you can’t buy one...yet.   When one comes available I'll put an email out...
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It’s not easy being green

It’s not easy being green

For sale next week, $2750. No saved seats so stay tuned! -Matt ...
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Jason Momoa (Aquaman) Mulecaster

Jason Momoa (Aquaman) Mulecaster

I just completed a shell pink-steel body-celluloid pickguard -Mule pickupped Mulecaster built for sonic assault for Khal Drogo/Aquaman/Declan Harp/Jason Momoa. The story gets better but that’s for another time. -Matt...
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Repeatability

Repeatability

Ever bit off more than you can chew?  Work 80 hours in a week? How was that for ya? I read something in regards to repeat-ability in regards to physical effort and working out that struck a chord. Eighty percent of your...
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Mulecaster

Mulecaster

The Mulecaster affectionately known as honeybear is for sale over at mulestuff.com...
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Building a Resonator Guitar: Learning How to Build

Building a Resonator Guitar: Learning How to Build

The e-mail sometimes goes like this: "Hey Matt, I love resonators and have always wanted to make one.  How?" I totally get the feeling.  I worked at Huss and Dalton guitars for a while and went to a guitar making school, so...
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Work

Work

If you want to get paid $20 an hour, do work worth that when getting $10.  -Matt...
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Strings

Strings

The most fun and valuable part about resonators is that they sound SO different.  They wake up your ear and push you out of your ruts like few other guitars can.   Since they are so loud small changes you make to the...
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Guitar for sale

Guitar for sale

"Dirty Work" by Steely Dan is one of the greatest songs written. Am I right? This guitar is also for sale. A warm and wooly single cone. If you're looking for bite this is not your dog but if you want to cuddle up with...
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