Mule Resophonic - Steel single cone resonator review

Mule Resophonic - Steel single cone resonator review

I can almost picture the initial reaction from guitarists upon casting their eyes for the first time on the unique resonator guitar designed by John Dopyera. It must have been one of uncertainly and curiosity. It was before the time of amplifiers and pickups. Flat and arched top guitars were not quite satisfying needs in big band environments. What Mr Dopyera created under the request of guitarist George Beauchamp was something that projected incredibly well, which at the time was revolutionary, but sadly they soon were outdated by the introduction of the electric guitar pickup. But perhaps the detail that aided the guitar design's longevity as an instrument, was its unique tonal qualities.