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Resonator Guitar Options and Specs
Here's some information on the usual woods, hardware, and options for my resonator guitars. Some of the options have links to photos—let me know if you'd like to see anything else and I'll try to get some pictures up for you. Also, just because you don't see it here doesn't mean I won't do it. Feel free to run your ideas for custom instruments by me anytime.

All of my instruments are made from solid woods.

Resonator Guitar Wood options:

    Standard with your resonator guitar:
  • Hardshell Case
  • Schaller tuners
  • Genuine Quarterman cone
  • #14 Spider
  • Ebony fret board
  • Bone nut
  • Ebony-capped maple bridge inserts
  • Sound post and baffle construction
  • Chrome-plated brass Fan or Lyre coverplate
  • Your choice of F-holes, chrome-plated brass sound-hole screens , or "screenless" rings.
  • Metal frets
  • Clinesmith headstock logo
  • Mother of Pearl or Abalone dot inlay
  • Ivoroid binding (black, white, tortoise)

    Purflings, Binding, and Inlays
  • Purflings are needed to visually set off the binding from the guitar: herringbone on a spruce top or thin black purfling on a guitar with wood binding.
  • Herringbone purfling (+ $100)
  • Other purflings (+ $100 per side)
  • Top, back, side, and neck purflings (thin black or thin black/white/black (+ $150)
  • Wood Binding: curly maple, curly koa, walnut, etc. (+$100)
  • Back stripe (+ $50)
  • Diamond Inlay (+ $150)
    More options:
  • Clinesmith fretboard logo (+ $100)
  • Schertler Basik pickup with preamp (+ $300).
  • Fishman Reso Artist series Pickup (call or email for quote)
  • 7- or 8-string resonator guitar (+ $200)
  • Cedar Creek Case + $100
  • Gold hardware (coverplate, screens, tailpiece, and tuners) (+ $250)
  • Ebony buttons for Schaller tuners (+ $30)
  • Waverly tuners (+ $100 and up)
  • Rare and unusually expensive woods (by quote)