View Full Version : Anyone play a resonator guitar (slide guitar)

04-27-2009, 08:27 PM
:shaka:g'day guys and gals, i want to learn to play slide guitar, im not gonna spend much on one, basically gonna get one of these http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-KARRERA-RESONATOR-GUITAR-ELECTRIC-PICKUP-bkeq_W0QQitemZ130302435897QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Mu sical_Instruments_Instruments?hash=item13030243589 7&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

or should i just spend the extra $250 and get this one

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Nashville-Wooden-Body-Resonator-Guitar-CLEARANCE_W0QQitemZ400046004235QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ AU_Musical_Instruments_Instruments?hash=item400046 004235&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

i love the sound of when someones playing blues slide guitar, and i can full see myself getting right into it, is it going to be bad learning two instraments at once (ukulele and slide guitar) ???? any tips, im gonna get myself a glass slider as from what ive heard they sound so much better but yeh, im basically going into this blind, im in australia and like the ukulele there not that popular (never seen anyone play one) so yeh any help guys, would be sweet as
i just seen people playing them on there lap on youtube, this isnt how there all played is it??? they can be held like a like a normal guitar???

this is the kinda stuff i wanna play http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIueIIoupjY am i buying the right sort of guitar or are the ones im looking at just lap ones??

04-27-2009, 10:20 PM
I'd say buy the cheaper one. You can't listen to compare
anyway and the cheaper one has a cutaway and a pickup.

There are resonator guitars built with and called
"square necks" meant to be played lapstyle ONLY,
'cause the neck is too big to grip. Both shown in your
links seem to have regular guitar necks, playable
both ways.

Don't the cover plates look identical on both guitars?

Good luck.

04-28-2009, 06:31 AM
Mya-Moe is making lap steel ukukekes now. Check them out.

04-28-2009, 07:36 AM
I play an Ozark Steel Bodied Biscuit Resonator model,and use a glass slide.
I also play slide on a non reso,ie a 'normal' guitar,an Ovation, which sounds
better if I use a metal slide.Its all down to what YOU want and how you
want it to sound,I reckon! The Ozark model goes for around £350 in the UK.

04-28-2009, 05:38 PM
thanks everyone, i ended up buying that one for AUS $195 it seemed best value for money, im really into blues playing thats why i didnt go for the steel one instead the wooden version