May 27, 2006


by Chris Randall

My lovely and thoughtful wife got me an early birthday present, when she saw me bitching about electric resonators. From the depths of the Chinese Musical Equipment Manufacturing Cabal comes the Hohner Electric Resonator. At a CH under $300, this is actually quite a bit of guitar for the money. It sounds great, if you like the resonator sound (which I do.) It's no National Resolectric, of course, but it's no slouch, either. Surprisingly good for a Chinese guitar.

The trick to resonator is playing it, I've just discovered. Electric resonators are, for all intents and purposes, acoustic guitars with pickups, so you have those big ol' squeeky phosphors on there, chewing away at your fingers. On top of that, I'm left-handed but play righty, so my fingerpicking style is, ummmm, not so stylish. But it is fun to have one of these. When I get $1600 that isn't earmarked for, like, rent and stuff, I'm gonna pick up one of the National electrics.




May.28.2006 @ 2:49 AM

May.28.2006 @ 3:18 AM
Fredrik Carno
hmm.. I'm a lefty to, playing lefty. ...hard to find nice guitars :-(
just got my hands on a hagstrom III -66 mint :-)

May.28.2006 @ 12:05 PM
Solipsist Nation
Nice. And at least Hohner usually makes decent clones. Their fake Steinbergers are actually a little better than the real Steinbergers-- and (last time I checked) are made in the same factories by the same people...



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