I also posted this on Resohangout, but I am including it here as well since not everyone frequents both sites.
I am embarking on a road trip up to Portland, Oregon next week for a big trade show in my line of work, the nursery industry.
On the way up I am going to pay a visit to Todd Clinesmith who is located a few hours south of Portland. Along with checking out a new design of an 8 string non-pedal steel that is in the works of which I will likely be one of the first owners (different than his Bigsby replica steels) I am going to drop off my 2004 Clinesmith resonator to have Todd go through it to make sure everything is up to snuff and he will be installing a Schoonover modular spider with the Fishman Nashville pickup.read more »
My latest blog post features an interview with resophonic guitar luthier Kent Schoonover. Check it out!
So I've been playing reso guitar for about 10 years and have been working with a beater Mckenna almost the whole time. I'm looking to upgrade to a high end guitar but am leary to shell out 4k+ for a guitar I've never played. Choosing a builder from pictures and web content just seems silly to me.
What I'm looking for is a reso player in California, preferably so-cal but not absolutely necessary, that has a decent to large collection of high end reso's and would be willing to let me visit for a afternoon to check out your collection and hopefully get some insight into what some of the different builders have going on.
Thanks in advance,