Charity auction winner

Adam B. Wins the Huss and Dalton/mule auction with a bid of $7200. Thanks to everyone who threw their hat in the ring to support kids learning music. 

-Matt ...
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The garage

The garage

Bad days make the best stories.    After going to Roberto -Venn I tried college for a semester. I was 19 and done studying and wanted to work. I left in January and moved into this garage. Not the seedy apartment above the...
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Let go.

Let go.

Let go.  We get in our own way when we approach the guitar with facts and figures and preconceived notions.   We think we like certain measurements and dislike others.   We 'would never ____' and "really like____'. But...
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Wait list closing March 1st

I'll be closing the wait list March 1st, and it will reopen April 2nd at 12 PM eastern time with a limited amount of spots.   We've gotten a ton of orders and I want to be able to provide accurate estimates for customers...
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Truss Rods aren't action adjusters.

Truss rods aren't action adjusters.   Yes, relief and action both measure the distance between the string and a fret but turning a truss rod when you want to adjust your action is like putting antifreeze in your engine...
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Contact Form issue

Contact Form issue

Hey All!   After getting a few emails from people saying they had tried contacting me via the contact form on the website I had our faithful web-people check it out.  Looks like the form had been not forwarding a ton of...
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Waitlist opens Saturday at 11 AM EST

Waitlist opens Saturday at 11 AM EST

Be there! -Matt...
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Wait list closing

Wait list closing

I’ll be closing the wait list March 1st. It will reopen with very limited quantities on the first Saturday of every month. Last time we did this it was difficult to get on the list so how’s the time to ensure a...
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Wait List Re-Opens April 2nd

Wait List Re-Opens April 2nd

The wait list reopens April 2nd at 11 AM EST.  On the deposit pages where it says "Sold Out" it will show the $250 deposit and you can add it to your cart and check out.  If it says "Sold Out" after 11 AM its because the...
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Progress pictures

Progress pictures

We want to start feeling connected with your instrument as soon as it begins, so we send you progress pictures every major step of the way. 



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Used Mules/After market parts

Just a reminder to y'all - if you are an original owner of a Mule and the guitar needs repair or a part or something, I got you. Send me an email and we will work something out.  If you've bought a Mule used and it needs...
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Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you for making these instruments part of your lives. This is my life, and my dream. When you choose to be part of that, and enjoy the instruments and bring creative things into the world with them that wasn’t there...
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Mavis #0001

Mavis #0001

Production Mavis #0001, for Mr. Momoa. An electric semi hollow body archtop resonator made from torrefied Michigan Maple. Back arched by violin maker friend Chris Jacoby who really took it up a notch. The violin approach to...
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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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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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Pink Posencaster

Pink Posencaster

25.5” baritone, dirty pink. Enough said.  ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Wait list opens at 5 Pm EST

Wait list opens at 5 Pm EST

Time change to 5 pm. Jiujitsu is open again and I need to go see my people. The wait list has very limited amount of spots. It’s 1/6 of what we had been selling. When the wait list opened last time we had 150...
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Momoa Mavis

Momoa Mavis

The Momoa Mavis, Mavis #0001 for Jason Momoa. Roasted maple, tort pickguard. Tricone. Semi hollow - 2" body depth. The arching of back plate I wanted to be next level so I enlisted my good friend @jacobyfineviolins to bring...
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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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Blackie trio

Blackie trio

So we buttoned up the black and tortoise themed trio this week and they are stunners. We knew you liked black and also tortoise so this pic is for you   A single and double cut Mulecaster, and a black resonator with tort...
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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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Ariel Posens’s baritone Mavis
MAVIS Mule

MAVIS Mule

The MAVIS.  Semi hollow, all roasted Michigan maple.  It's part archtop guitar part resonator. And something completely different to your ear.  It's weird, it will push you. You'll find something new.  This is a very...
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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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Waitlist reopens March 1st

Waitlist reopens March 1st

The spots sold out in three minutes last month. There is an element of chance involved. International orders still a no-go. May the odds be ever in your favor....
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