Misty Morning Coffee

The moment before something important is said on a morning walk with a new love or an old one. The lift after. The coffee. The pause between casts on a winter steelhead stream. The second glove pulled off, the...
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Mule Bus Stop #2: Tyler Bryant, Nashville

Mule Bus Stop #2: Tyler Bryant, Nashville

Well that was fun.  Tyler Bryant, aka the Pied Piper of Nashville, playing at th eMule Bus right before he melted our faces at The Basement East.  Imagine being in line an hour early to see someone you traveled 200...
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Connections

Connections

That’s @bennettdeanlewis. We shared a slide on Saturday, it was our second time hanging out. He plays a Mulecaster with Maren Morris and we went to see him enjoy playing music more than probably anyone. The first time I...
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Case of the Mondays

It’s not just fun and games here at Mule HQ.  I mean… it’s a lot of that.  But it’s a complex operation with lots of logistics and not much margin for error. It’s really hard. The rollercoaster meme of business...
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The Mule Bus

The Mule Bus

The Mule Bus has been wrapped and we are getting along just fine. Just need to finish the flooring, install some rear seats and bed and then we are ready to take this show on the road. Mule has always been about what has...
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The Mule Bus

The Mule Bus

We bought a van. ⁣

We know it’s best to say thank you in person. We want to say thank you to you Mule-fiends and all the musicians who use our instruments for a living. ⁣

Mule has always been about people -...
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Kelly Joe Phelps

Kelly Joe Phelps changed my life three times.  I was at guitar making school, and was only into hard rock. I didn’t know you could play guitar without a pick until I read about him in a magazine, a review for Tap the Red...
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Waitlist reopens May 28th

I'll be busy at the Namm show the following weekend so the waitlist will reopen this coming Saturday at 11 AM EST.  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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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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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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Waitlist opens Saturday at 11 AM EST

Waitlist opens Saturday at 11 AM EST

Be there! -Matt...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thanks

Thanks

I am thankful for you. To say you customers have changed my life is an understatement. You’ve enriched it beyond my imagination. The stories I can tell. Your work in exchange of mine-The life of grateful cooperative labor....
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Jeff Tweedy and Mavis

Jeff Tweedy and Mavis

I just like... geez.... yeah.... In the basement shop I had a framed picture of all the players I would love to have a Mule. Jeff is one of the last in that picture who didn’t have one. And then I got the email......
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Mule x Hamstead Collaboration Amp

Mule x Hamstead Collaboration Amp

Most often asked question - what amp should I get for my Mule?  This amp. https://www.hamsteadsoundworks.com/mule -Matt...
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Guitar.COm REview

Guitar.COm REview

Read all the yummy things they had to say about the Mavis here- https://guitar.com/review/electric-guitar/the-big-review-mule-resophonic-guitars-mavis/ -Matt...
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Yummy guitar photos

Yummy guitar photos

If you flip through books for the pictures like me head over to this link for literally hundreds of final pictures of Mules. https://www.muleresophonic.com/photo_albums...
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Guitar for Francis Lawrence

Guitar for Francis Lawrence

Aged Leica-style Mule for director Francis Lawrence. The Hunger Games. SEE. I Am Legend. Music videos for like freaking everyone. I remember watching the video for Third Eye Blind’s “10 Days Late” as a high schooler and being...
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Mavis for Jeff Tweedy

Mavis for Jeff Tweedy

Mavis for Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. When I was starting out in the basement room of a rented house with 6 1/2’ ceilings and one small window I made list. The list was the players I loved that I thought would also love these...
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Get comfortable being uncomfortable

Get comfortable being uncomfortable

Tyler Bryant. Epic photo by W Whittman 
Get comfortable being uncomfortable. These guitars are incredibly different. Uncomfortably different. You may get one and play your go-to riffs and think “what have I done? This...
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Goals

Goals

I’m not goal-oriented. I used to think that was a problem, so I did the notebook thing. It didn’t really motivate me so I stopped. Then started again because everyone talks about it. Then stopped again. My process is this:...
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The Waitlist is Open. Like... open open.

No more waiting until the 1st with limited spots. Get on when you want! -Matt...
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Mavis #100

Mavis #100

Mavis #100 and #100.2 with newly available options of flame top and neck and F-holes. What is the Mavis? You tell us. I first posted a picture of the Mavis before it was finished and said “I don’t know what it is or when it...
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