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BigMamaJ40
09-04-2013, 03:13 PM
I just received Del Ray's instructional DVD "Blue Uke". The songs are a bit over my head right now, but her chrome resonator uke with MOT headstock and fretboard is the bomb!

Now, I can't afford the same uke Del plays, but I did find a less-costly alternative: Hot Rod Steel ukes on eBay. They look like modified Recording King concert resonator ukes. Any opinions on/experience with Hot Rod Steel?

Also, any general opinions on metal resonator ukes vs. wooden resonator ukes?

jwieties
09-04-2013, 03:41 PM
Vintage Nationals sell them. They know there stuff and do great set ups. Never played one, but have talked to Lenny about guitars a few times. Great guy and knows all there is to know about resonators. If you were interested, I'd give him a call and ask any questions. Also see if he will cut a deal.
http://www.nationalguitar.com/hot-rod-steel/Ukulele-RAT-ROD

I have a National Triolian and love it. Fun instrument that plays like a dream.
I also have Del Ray's DVD and it is excellent. I play Run and Tell Your Daddy every night.

PhilUSAFRet
09-04-2013, 04:32 PM
I covet a Vintage National maple concert

lakesideglenn
09-04-2013, 04:42 PM
I spoke with Del a couple months ago and her advice concerning resonators was to "get a good one"
Those Hot Rods don't impress me in the videos.

Skinny Money McGee
09-05-2013, 02:51 AM
Mya Moe makes their resonators with solid woods, and National uses plywood laminates. Both around the same price. (MM uses national resonator cones.)

Been thinking about one myself