So now Guild has entered the resophonic marketplace with a series of higher end resonator guitars.
They're definitely looking at a different market than Gretsch has with their Asian made resophonics. I wish them success.
Personally, if I worked at Gretsch or Guild on these products, I'd be contacting Betty Wheeler to try to arrange some sort of display at ResoSummit. Assuming that wouldn't offend Paul Beard or Tim Scheerhorn.
And here's a discussion on the Let's Talk Guild forum:
I've posted some pictures from the Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree held last weekend on the Steel Guitar Forum.
Carroll Benoit makes a really fine resophonic guitar. I played several different models that he had on display and was impressed with all of them.
I also played the Jerry Douglas model Beard guitar. The pattern in the wood on the body was unreal - almost psychedelic. My photo doesn't really bring out its beauty.
Howard, by the way, is a very fine player. We had some fun jamming! I don't know if I should post my photo of him playing somebody's Scheerhorn - I was saving it for potential blackmail purposes. :)
Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of Mike Auldridge, who was also attending the event.