Luthiers

Adams Resonator Guitars

James Adams

550 Iowa Avenue
Gueydan, LA 70542

Phone:: 

(337) 774 2192

ResoNation Member: 
Jim Adams

Raised in North Carolina, growing up to the sounds of Bluegrass music, I learned what an instrument should sound like.  That's what I strived for when I started to build the resonator guitar.

 

Amistar

Amistar LTD
U jizby 17
143 00 Prague 4
Czech Republic

 

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amistar

Appalachian Instruments

Tom Warner

RR2 Box 321M
Fayetteville, WV 25840

Phone:: 

(304) 663-8242

ResoNation Member: 
tomwarner

B&B Resophonics

B&B Resophonics
1433 Carpenter Road
Albany, OH 45710

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ResoNation Member: 
Dan Brooks

Bear Creek Guitars

Bill Hardin
Bear Creek Guitars
1560 Forest Hill Dr
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Phone:: 

408-338-0524

Beard Guitars

Paul Beard Guitars
14122 Marsh Pike
Hagerstowon, MD 21742

 

Phone:: 

301-733-8271

ResoNation Member: 
beardbizguy

 I first became fascinated with resonator guitars when I was18 years old, about the same time I started repairing stringed instruments.
   The job market dried up just about the time I was fresh out of school with degrees in Aviation Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering. Supported by family and friends, my musical career was launched as a teacher, stringed instrument technician and performer.
   As a road musician I became dissatisfied with the quality of available resonator guitars and focused my skills on design and construction of a next generation instrument, a guitar that would take advantage of new technologies and techniques while honoring the tradition of the Dopyera family.
   The first Beard resonator guitar was delivered to a customer in 1985. I’m pleased that the company has continued to innovate since that first guitar was delivered. Here are a few milestones of which I am particularly proud:

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Beltona Resonator Guitars

Beltona Resonator Guitars
Old Parua Bay Road, R.D. 5
Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9 438 3313

Phone:: 

+64 9 438 3313

Beltona originally produced metal-bodied instruments before developing their distinctive resin and carbon fibre models in the mid 1990's. These have proved so successful for reasons of sound, weight and strength that metal instruments were discontinued in 2002.

All our instruments are hand-made and can be individually customised for paintwork, neck specifications, headstock veneers, and installation of pick-ups and strap pins. Please contact us for current prices and delivery times.

Benoit Resonator Guitars

Benoit Resonator Guitars
PO Box 213
Mauriceville, TX 77626

Phone:: 

409-745-1071

ResoNation Member: 
benoit resonato...

Brad Harper - Harper Resophonics

Harper Resophonics
129 Hunters Hill Dr.
Statesville, NC 28677

 

 

Phone:: 

704.258.7473

ResoNation Member: 
Brad Harper

In Early 2003, after our household budget committee repeatedly failed funding attempts for a new custom instrument, I began building Resophonic guitars. I modeled the first one after the sound I'd learned to appreciate as a player, and a look that I had envisioned since I was first introduced to the instrument back in 1996. After a few months planning I hit the shop and upon completion I proudly carried my first guitar throughout festival season. Several people liked what they heard, and I soon started another batch.

The attention and response from my first instrument lead me to pursue what has evolved into one of the most fulfilling ventures in my life. I work from my home shop in Statesville, NC. I do all the actual building myself but my wife Jodi plays a huge supporting role.

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Butch Hodgkins

Butch Hodgkins
P.O. Box 155
Allardt, TN 38504

Phone:: 

931-879-7656

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Clinesmith Resonator Guitars

Clinesmith Resonator Guitars
PO Box 31
Redcrest, CA 95569

Phone:: 

707-725-0600

Dan Burke

88 Beech Hill Rd.
Freeport, Maine 04032

Phone:: 

207-865-9888

ResoNation Member: 
Dan Burke

Dick Deneve

Dick Deneve
567 Oneida River Rd
Pennellville, NY 13132

Phone:: 

315-695-6342

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Erik Waynesmith - Advanced Music Technology

Advanced Music Technology
1111 Godfrey Ave SW, Box 4C
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 243-1548  [Grand Rapids, MI]
(615) 530-8260  [Nashville, TN]

 

 

Phone:: 

(616) 243-1548

ResoNation Member: 
Erik Waynesmith

Fishook Custom Guitars

JD Myers
24087 Twp Rd 113
Warsaw ,Ohio 43844

Phone:: 

740-398-4963

ResoNation Member: 
Fishook

Harlow Resophonic Guitars

Harlow Resophonic Guitars
940 Rayberta Dr
Vadalia, OH 45377

Phone:: 

937-890-7801

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Hobie Resonator Guitars

Hobie Resonator Guitars / Hobert Beavers

512 Fill Street
Pounding Mill, VA 24637

Phone:: 

276-963-9295

ResoNation Member: 
Hobert Beavers

Ivan Guernsey

Ivan Guernsey
Resophonic Guitar Co.
18402 Hwy 62
Marysville, IN 47141

Phone:: 

812-293-4524

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Jasper Guitars

Floyd Jasper/Jasper Guitars
8979 West Starwood Ln
Greenwood, LA 71033

Phone:: 

318-938-8700

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Liberty Guitars

Liberty Guitars
1321 Saxon Dr
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Phone:: 

386-478-1081

When pondering how Liberty Guitars got its name , one might imagine it symbolizes being set free from the bounds of life through playing slide guitar, "yeah but not exactly," says Bill Blue. He recalls, "There was a little diner in North Carolina where the band used to stop on road trips, always four or five in the morning. It was called the Liberty Diner. They had this big neon sign for the business, but the Diner part of it didn't work. So in the twilight of the night we would see only the word "Liberty" for about half mile before we got there. It was a great place to unwind after a tiring gig and long road trip. One night while we were there talking about guitars, someone asked me what's the name of my guitar company. The words just came out........ Liberty Guitars. Even our logo is a reflection of that sign. The diner has been closed for years now and the sign is gone too, but those warm memories live on.

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Luttrell Guitars

Ralph Luttrell
2586 Woodridge Dr
Decatur, GA 30033-4834

Phone:: 

404-325-7977

Mastereso Guitars

Phil Dean
116 Gary Dr NE
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone:: 

478.737.8128

ResoNation Member: 
Phil Dean

McKenna Guitars

Gregg McKenna
510 King Street
South Windsor Connecticut. 06074

Phone:: 

(860) 528-8939

ResoNation Member: 
Gregg McKenna

National Reso-Phonic Guitars

National Reso-Phonic Guitars
871 Via Esteban #C
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401

Phone:: 

805- 546-8442

NoteAble Repair

Mt Airy, NC

Phone:: 

336-789-8370

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ResoNation Member: 
resophobic

Specializing in repair/restoration/set-ups of all instruments, especially acoustic. Over 25 years experience

R. Q. Jones

Rudy Q. Jones
PO Box 427
Greensboro, FL 32330

Phone:: 

850-442-9227

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Randy Allen Guitars

Randy Allen Guitars
P.O. Box 1883
Colfax, CA 95713

 

 

Phone:: 

530-346-6590

Rayco Resophonics

Rayco Resophonics
PO Box 3063
1400 Columbia Drive
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Canada

Phone:: 

250 847-5001

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Red Line Resophonics

Steve Smith
118 Mid Town Court, Suite I
Hendersonville,  TN 37075

info@RedLineResophonics.com

 

Phone:: 

(615) 826-7890

ResoNation Member: 
Steevarino

Red Line Resophonics


Red Line Resophonics is the Resophonic division of Cumberland Acoustic.

Our parent company, Cumberland Acoustic, has been in business since 1998, in a little town called Hendersonville, just north of Nashville, Tennessee.  For almost ten years now we have been manufacturing and supplying instrument makers and Instrument Supply Catalogs with some of the finest mandolin parts, including  bridges, pickguards, fretboards, and truss rods in the country.  We expanded our line to include parts for Banjos, Mandolas, Archtop Guitars and Resophonic Guitars

 

How We Build The Guitars

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Rhinehart Resonator Guitars

Rhinehart Resonator Guitars
13515 NE 44th St
Vancouver, WA 98682

Phone:: 

360-892-1367

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