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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Failure

Failure

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

“Failure is not part of the process, it is the process"⁣

We all fail consistently of...
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Pile of Geetars

Pile of Geetars

It’s a lot of name dropping but there’s a hefty amount of pro players guitars at the shop right now- Marcus King, Charlie Part, Nathaniel Rateliff, Momoa, Theo Katzmann, Robert Randolph. Watching guys like this play these...
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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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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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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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Doug Wamble at Mule HQ

Doug Wamble at Mule HQ

The miraculous Doug Wamble stopped by Mule HQ and recorded A WHOLE BUNCH of videos that are now live on our YouTube channel.  For the playlist, click here. ...
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Guitars o' the Week
Power of Priorities

Power of Priorities

"If dad uses the word socialism at the dinner table he should know by now I"m going to stick up for Bernie Sanders, and if mom cant forgive me for getting argumentative than that's her problem, even if it was at Christmas...
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Ariel Posen - Guitarist Magazine

Aaaaaand this video is awesome.  ...
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Guitars O' the Week

Guitars O' the Week

        

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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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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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Options

Options

Welcome to the first installment of Mule Basics!  I'll be answering the most common questions when it comes to these majestic resonator guitar beauties and their quirkiness. Let's go! Common Question #1:  Do options like the...
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Financing Available

Financing Available

Hey All! FINANCING AVAILABLE -  We now work with a financing company to provide monthly installments. Get on the list. Apply with them. They deposit the amount in your bank account. You pay us the full remainder and then pay...
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Cutaway for Scott Sharrard

Cutaway for Scott Sharrard

A steel tricone for fellow Michigan native-son and Guitar slinger Scott Sharrard.  ...
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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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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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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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Business-y Rants and Raves

Business-y Rants and Raves

My friend Steve, the guy responsible for our supa-sweet new website, talk big rambling ideas.  He said "Did you hear the story of the entrepreneur riding a lion?" No. "A businessman rode into town on a lion and everyone said...
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