In Gracious Cooperative Labor

When we don't find our 'why' everything is a chore.  Find it and everything becomes an opportunity.  Work isn't just "a job" -  it provides purpose, satisfaction, and supplies relationships.   It's a mechanism for...
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New Guitar

New Guitar

I stupidly sold the 60's harmony H74 I had so I'm going to recreate it in both steel and wood. Flat top at first and then arch top for the wood version. It's so fun to plan out new guitars. The wheels start turning and away...
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Mules in Snow

Mules in Snow

It snowed this weekend pretty hard in Michigan. Ice, mainly, for a solid two days. Ridiculous even for here for it afforded my some last chance winter shots. This guitar is going to The Music Emporium this week. ...
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Built-in Inspiration

Built-in Inspiration

Maybe you’re a little like me and you currently have two or three guitars but have bought and sold more than you can count. Or you have a couple sitting around that you never really play. Those new pickups, the maple body,...
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Lonely Mule.

Lonely Mule.


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Steel Single Cone For Sale

Steel Single Cone For Sale

This RARELY happens... like almost never happens, that we have a guitar around ready to ship.  But we have here a steel single cone with an outstanding fingerboard ready to go. You can make it yours and skip the wait...
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Blackie

Blackie

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Matt’s on a Podcast

Matt’s on a Podcast

I fulfill my childhood dream of talking to real life violin makers on the Omo Podcast. Lots of ranty stuff, listen to beau hannam talk about his cool ukes and guitars and then I start at 38 minutes. ...
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Failure

Failure

The topic of failure came up yesterday at jiujitsu and reminded me of the LL Bean video. 

https://youtu.be/hmxjBN0tC5I “Failure is not part of the process, it is the process"⁣

We all fail consistently of...
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The MuleCaster Lives

The MuleCaster Lives

The MuleCaster Lives. Neck through design because simple is awesome. Hipshot bender for pedal steel dreamy goodness. McNelly Pickups. It sounds alive, it looks so damn good. I want to make one for you. One of the...
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Certificate of a Authenticity

Certificate of a Authenticity

In the home stretch of the carving for the certificate of authenticity done by Jack Baumgartner. Check out the detail. ...
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Resonator guitar set up

Resonator guitar set up

Sometimes I like to call these “resos for acoustic guitar players” The nut width is the standard 1 3/4”, not the typical wider 1.825 found on most resonators. You probably won’t play this guitar every song in your set, so...
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How We Set Up Resonators pt 2

How We Set Up Resonators pt 2

Strings. It’s all about their tune and tension, right? We use Daddario flat tops, their resonator set, but replace the high 16 with a 15. The flat tops are just phosphor bronze strings that are polished. A bit warmer but much...
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Guitars of the Week

Guitars of the Week

A present for a son, some flamey brass goodness, a steel cutaway - an excellent group. - Matt...
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Mule slides

Mule slides

For sale now. Mule slides are cool. -Matt...
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pink is the love you discovah

pink is the love you discovah

Jason momoa showed me the awesomeness of pink and we are kind of hooked.  Both these guitars are for sale -$2750 for the StratoMule and $3450 for the reso.  Email me at muleresonators@gmail.com Matt...
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Slot Headstocks vs Solid

Slot Headstocks vs Solid

Hey All! Just a quick tidbit of reso goodness: What's the deal with slot headstocks? First off - they aren't harder to tune than a standard headstock.  Poke the string through the hole, use about three fingers of slack and...
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Fixing Buzzes

Fixing Buzzes

"My guitar is buzzing!" What to do? Buzzing happens when two pieces of metal are juuuust close to touch when vibrating.  Because resonators are completely metal they can develop buzzes. Here's out quick check list when...
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Guitars o' the Week
Brass Resonators vs Steel Resonators

Brass Resonators vs Steel Resonators

Charley Hicks' three Mules. Charley is the man, and recorded every one of Charley Patton's songs on youtube. I'll start you off with this one: https://youtu.be/QGvXbSd0Muw Steel resonator guitars versus brass resonators....
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