Amistar tricone with a
headstock modification, from solid to slotted head.. I like it!!!
workshop in Prague. Lots of cool instruments there!
tricone Style 1, live in Germany.
just wanted to share this, my dreamguitar has landed!
It's a mid to
late 1930's fiddle-edge Regal Dobro M-14 - The Leader.
Beautifully shaped metal..
It was really dull when I opened the box but after a lot of cleaning and
polishing it's shining again, ready to dazzle audiences once more with it's cool
Weirdo spider, some fiddle-edges had these to fix intionation problems.. Cone is
dented but it sounds amazing, with sick sustain, hehe...
A whole bunch of mushrooms.. Finely crafted neck-stick, mahogany I think.
This one will see a lot of
action in blues venues from now on!
Got a new case for it..
Stud tailpiece (from an early National tricone) will do the trick until the
original has been repaired!!
So simple engravings but yet so fine!! I like this pattern..
Here it is in a
S&R ad, costed a lot more than the porthole Dobro?
Earth Hour 2010 - Acoustic
blues and candle lights...
Dobro ca. 1935!!
Old engine blues..
National Triolian 1930!!
Tricone Style 3 ,
It has a new and very cool "relicing" quite different from the
relic finish on my Resolian!
This nickel has the "honest wear" from being played and loved/polished
over 50 years, LoL!!!
The engraving shows much better here than on a shiny polished nickel
The finish and tone is great and the neck has the same profile as the
Resolian, very much vintage specs, like a 30's National.. Awesome!!!
Tricone Style 3 - Vintage vibes.
It simply looks authentic.. Amazing..
Looks really vintage
and used, but it's brand new!
Absolutely wonderful to my eyes, but I like the worn and beat-up looks!!
A video clip:
an old Dobro from 1935!!
FINALLY I have found
one of my dream guitars, a 1930’s Dobro (Regal-made)
It has the poinsettia cover plate that is not too common on these and I've
been looking for years, now I’ve found one on eBay!!
Here is a picture of it from a Sears & Roebuck catalog..
showing the inside..
It was really beat up and
Two dead spiders on a
spider bridge, haha!!
A short-legged spider!
Original 1930's Dobro cone.. In good shape!
I have seen this half neckstick on metal bodied Regal Dobro’s, but
apparently they used this on their wood bodies too.
Interesting solution with a half neckstick..
Ebony(ized?) fretboard, mahogany neck.. Needs some binding..
When I play an old instrument for the first time I use to think and wonder:
Who played it the last time and when was it ..
This one was played a long, long time ago ...
I LOVE it!!
video clip so y'all can hear this one!!!!
I made this ol'timey
Black looks NICE!!!!! ***
Reso-relic finish, looks like a polished nickel model that has been hidden in an old tool shed for 70 years, LoL!!!! This is the best "aging" I've seen on a steel body, looks very cool(to my eyes that is..)
Tuning: Open G & D
The tone is amazingly rich for the body size, easily compared to it's bigger brothers..
Volume is great too, looking forward very much to get this one along for a gig(will happen
Gotta love rust...!!!
The Resolian live in
Old Town, Stockholm, November 2009..
got me a nice
old FAUX-Reso on eBay..
So there's NO cone under the coverplate, usually a wooden-board or a metal
plate with the bridge on top..
Just wanted y'all to see how a budget-BUDGET-reso was built like...
Mid-30's, no-name, made by Harmony in Chicago..
Solid birch body!!
AWESOME case came with it, croc-skin, haha!!
Been looking for a long time in Sweden for a vintage case like this and
here it was!!
Here's the fake reso"cone"..
But... Maybe I'll put this in there, LoL!!!!!
And this... Gonna look great and sound SO much better....
Oops, more fake than I thought
it was!!! Just awesome!!
LmoL, there nothing at all under the coverplate, just silver paint on
Surprisingly cool tone though, looong sustain but less bass and low
volume compared to any "real reso"..
The coverplate is heavy, twice the weight of a standard coverplate...
(Could explain the awesome sustain, when this starts vibrating it'll never
I might put in a cone or keep it as it is, we'll see what happens!!!
The Style 3 tricone on
Relaxin' the blues.. At a
guitar clinic in Höganäs, Skåne!
guitar is first about listening.. Then it's about feeling.. It's
about how you can make your guitar sound more like a voice than wood
and steel or bronze... Don't
be afraid to play less, to work with your voice and with the
silence between the notes.
A lotta nothing is still
nothing. A little something... now THAT's something!!.."
Resonatin' words of
What a beautiful
picture!!!! Thanks Michel for capturing the moment!!
Here's some new pics
from the 2006 WRA festival, photos by Karel Horácek.
Me and Ol'Rusty, my
one-of-a-kind Amistar Crossroads model.. The vintage patina is outstanding
on this one..!!!
I attended a guitar
workshop in Stockholm, teachers: Steve James and Del Rey!
He's one of my heroe's,
was great fun to meet him and learn a few tricks..!!
Del Rey with a Ron
Phillips parlor size resonator guitar!! Oh boy, she's a great player too!!!!
Some new promotional
photos.. A beautiful northern winter day!!!
Blues Bonanza 2005!!
From L-R: Bob Telford (the festival manager), BJ, Bob
Hall(from Savoy Brown), Tam White (also an actor, was seen in the movie
This was a
photo taken for the Dundee Newspaper, The Courier..
A 1933-34 National Duolian,
in a really nice beat-up, mega-worn(!) condition!!! Mine, mine, mine!!
I've begun restoring it slightly..
Should be ready for some serious playing soon..!! 2006.
way out in the sticks... Camp Husku in the Jamtland mountains..