Not a slide guitar

Not a slide guitar

Who plays these resonator guitars? After 1700 instruments I can tell you 8/10 customers have never owned a resonator guitar before. I’m tremendously proud of that. You can do anything with them, it’s just a tool. They aren’t...
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Progress pictures

Progress pictures

These guitars don’t just show up on your doorstep. They are made for YOU by people who decided to dedicate their life to doing just that. When work begins you get to follow along through progress pictures and watch it come to...
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International Orders are open

International Orders are open

We have a limited number of international spots available each month  I stopped shipping internationally during Covid because shipping was a mess - guitars were lost for months, one ended up in a swamp in Spain. Things are...
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The laundromat

The laundromat

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP. I'm 18 and pre-cellphones every alarm made the same disastrous noise. It's 1 A.M. and that means the dryers at the laundromat are free so I grab my laundry bag and walk across the soundless complex...
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What are the ebony dots for?

What are the ebony dots for?

Find out here : https://www.muleresophonic.com/videos/2044327 -Matt...
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John Smith - “River”

John Smith - “River”

John Smith playing “River” on his Mavis  merry Muletide! https://www.muleresophonic.com/videos/2044217...
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Celisse - “ Rockin Around the Christmas Tree”

Celisse ripping “rocking around the Christmas tree” on a tricone.
https://www.muleresophonic.com/videos/2044204...
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Mule-tide Carols: Tyler Bryant

Mule-tide Carols: Tyler Bryant

Tyler Bryant rocking Christmas: https://www.muleresophonic.com/admin/videos/2044182...
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Mule tide Christmas- Doug Wambke

Mule tide Christmas- Doug Wambke

No one takes resonators into uncharted waters like Doug.  https://www.muleresophonic.com/videos/2044180 Matt...
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BetterHelp.com

BetterHelp.com

Holiday season is awesome. And it can be hard. If you’re struggling send me an email, muleresonators@gmail.com. And if you need help, we are providing a month of counseling to two Mule Team members (if you’re reading this,...
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Muletide Christmas: Charlie Hunter

When a Charlie Hunter from every timeline shows up to play "Youre a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and one of them is playing a Muelcaster.... ...
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Mule School: Mule School

Mule School: Mule School

Sure they are steel but other than doubling as a home defense weapon how does that matter musically? Get knowledge today on Mule School.

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Joey Landreth “The Christmas Song”

Joey Landreth “The Christmas Song”

Joey Landreth is one of my favorite humans and this video is one of my favorite things about Christmas. -Matt ...
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International orders are open

International orders are open

In limited amounts each month. I’ve always wanted everyone to have a Mule who wanted one. When covid messed up logistics this made international shipping even more tenuous while orders were sky rocketing. We are a small...
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10 years of Mule.

10 years of Mule.

10 years of Mule. When I was 27 I saw Kelly Joe Phelps play a resonator and he changed my life for the second time. He showed me what this instrument was capable of expressing. I didn’t recognize it then but he showed me what...
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Closer to the heart.

Closer to the heart.

"Closer to the heart." Can a more human thing be built than an instrument?  They are crystal balls. Hammers.  Translators of loss. Magnifiers of love.  A song can make you eighteen. It can make you cry. It can make you...
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Black Market Mules

Black Market Mules

Looking to buy a used Mule? Here are some things to consider. https://www.muleresophonic.com/videos/2043958...
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Ariel Posen and the Mulecaster

Ariel Posen  convinced me the Mulecaster was a thing. I started making steel bodies electrics mainly because I wanted to learn how to TIG weld. With their sharp cutaways I knew I wouldn’t be able to flange and solder them...
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The Killers and Johnny Marr

The Killers and Johnny Marr

Big thanks to Kenny Kaiser for introducing me to my new friends The Killers and Johnny Marr. We joked around and played guitars for a couple hours and Ronnie used the Mulecaster during the show. Great human beings, every...
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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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