Jay Lapp of The Steel Wheels with his Mule Resonator Guitar

Jay Lapp of The Steel Wheels with his Mule Resonator Guitar

Jay Lapp of The Steel Wheels with his Mule.  www.thesteelwheels.com ...
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Handmade Mule Resophonic Guitar built for Kelly Joe Phelps.

Handmade Mule Resophonic Guitar built for Kelly Joe Phelps.

All photos by Miles Nitz. miles.nitz@yahoo.com Custom Mule Resophonic Guitar built for Kelly Joe Phelps. Brazilian Cherry fingerboard. Unstained, compensated biscuit bridge. Hey Matt, The guitar made it here alright, no...
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Custom steel resonator guitar built for Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.

Custom steel resonator guitar built for Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.

Custom steel resonator guitar built for Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys....
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Mule Resonator Guitars going to Sweden
Mule Custom Resonator #19 headed to Sweden

Mule Custom Resonator #19 headed to Sweden

What we have here is Mule #19. Almost 20, but not quite. Better than some meaningless number, this is going to a good friend of mine, one of the best in fact, Elias Rådelius. He traveled here from Sweden during highschool...
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The Steel Wheels SpokeSong tour

The Steel Wheels SpokeSong tour

I'll be helping these fine fellas pull their instruments on bicycles 350 miles through North Carolina the next two weeks. If I'm slow on the reply it's because I'm struggling up a mountain somewhere, fear not, I will respond....
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Sweden Trip to Deliver Mules

Sweden Trip to Deliver Mules

I was reminiscing a bit about my summer adventure to Sweden and thought I would share some pictures.  One of my best friends, Elias, lives there with his family.  Through the grapevine I ended up selling four instruments in...
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On Tour with The Steel Wheels

On Tour with The Steel Wheels

Trusty Mule in hand, I drove the van for the Steel Wheels solo from Virginia to Boulder, CO.  This is Jay's new Mule and it will be making it's rounds around the west for the next two weeks.  I'll be there two, I love the...
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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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The Map

This is part of our "Mule Map". Whenever a guitar is shipped, a little tack gets placed on its destination. Pretty nifty. (My mom made it.) A pretty frequent question I get is whether or not I ship guitars to other...
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No, Really

I had a guy on the internet try to tell me that this wasn't a tri-cone resonator with a single-cone coverplate. I told him that it was, that I made it, and showed him the pictures. After all that, it still sounded like he...
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Building the Fiddle Edge for Mule #100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY_7ly0QHV8  ...
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Charlie Parr and his Mule Resonator

This is a wonderful photo of Charlie Parr and his Mule, taken by Jason Marck....
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Resonator Fiddle Edge Dobro Ramp Mayhem

Making stuff to make stuff. A brass fiddle edged tricone, complete with fingerboard ramp, modeled after Dan Auerbach's 1935 Dobro, that I had the privilege to possess temporarily. SWEET GOODNESS I'M PUMPED....
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B+

I use the B grade ebony that the large manufacturers don't use because it isn't jet black. I can see why. I mean, look how boring that is. Please, Guitar Builders of the World, continue using the great looking jet black...
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Cell-e-phone Conference

Me talking to Mark and Anna from Room 608 in NewYork City. In what they call a "conference room". They have 7 Emmy awards and 18 Emmy nominations between them and they are making an episode for a maker series for PBS. It will...
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Sweet Sign, New Shop

Oooooooooo....
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Building Mule #100/Moving Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw8yz5CjA2Q...
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How to Carve a Guitar Neck (plus some banter)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3QIG8GY8yI...
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Mulekin

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Beer Me

Some people come to Mule for a tour, and some people come to Mule for a tour and bring us beer. We love all people equally, but some people we invite back....
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The Mule Team

Sometimes people use the word 'talented'. I am not that. I think its a thing, but that's not me. I know this, and you would too, because the Wall of Shame I had started while I was at H&D with all the mistakes I would...
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Randy's Patina

I think a special feature of these instruments is the patina. When I originally saw Kelly Joe Phelps play his National guitar, he made a joke about the chrome blinding the audience. I left wondering if I could build a steel...
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Resonator Guitar to London, United Kingdom

Heavy Metal Resonator

A heavy picture, literally and metaphorically. Mule #1, a resonato rguitar put together by someone who didn't know how to cut a piece of steel, didn't own a resonator, put together in a closet about 5 feet wide and 10 feet...
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The Eyes Have It

Here's the thing about eyeballs - you only get two. Phil taking his eye protection seriousl...
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This is Dave

This is Dave. He owns three (3) of our resonators, has a tattoo of our headstock inlay on his hand, and and plays some monstrous blues. He's on a mission to record all of Charley Patton's songs. There's 59 of them, he's got...
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Fresh Ink

Mule tattoo #2. First one belongs to Dave Hick, this second one belongs to @vietnambarrie (check him out on Instagram). To have someone who doesn't even own one of your guitars tattoo one of your guitars onto their person -...
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A Guitar, The Black Keys, and Grand Theft Auto

Dan Auerbach of @theblackkeys Mule. My first concert was a Black Keys show in Virginia with my friend Smithers. We both worked at Huss and Dalton guitars at the time, and drove up to Washington DC for the show at the 930...
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Jeffrey Foucault's Mule Resonator

Jeffrey Foucault's Mule Resonator

This is the resonator guitar we made for Jeffrey Foucault. I've been listening to his songs with admiration for last seven years or so, and now he's going to be playing them (writing them?) on this instrument. Pretty...
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