The first Home of Tone Mule Resophonic Guitar arrives in style.
Becoming a UK dealer for Mule Resophonic Guitars has been an incredible journey. I have had a strong passion for Resonator guitars for many many years, a good portion of my guitar playing life in fact. When I first discovered Matt Eich's creations, I was well and truly captivated by them. The amount of character each and every Mule that left the workshop was so intriguing to me. They encapsulated the vibe of vintage resonators along with the aura that surrounds a boutique, luthier made guitar, in perfect harmony.

Mule Resophonic UK James' Home of Tone

Wind the clock forward, and I was given the opportunity to offer his work in my store, and what can I say? This was more than a dream for myself, so I jumped at that chance. The order for the first guitar was placed and we waited. The interest gathered and the guitar found itself spoken for, which truly is a testament to the reputation and well deserved hype these guitars have created. 

Mule Resophonic UK James' Home of Tone

Here we are today. Home of Tone Mule #1 well and truly here and ready to set precedent for things to come. It's certainly set the bar high, as this is such an incredibly beautiful example of Mule Resophonic's output. If this is a sign of what's to come, then I'm more excited than I've ever been before about this partnership. What an honour it is.

Mule Resophonic UK James' Home of Tone

Having un-boxed the guitar, strung it up and hit those first couple of notes, it suddenly all clicked into place. The tone. Where do I begin? When it comes to resonators I've had my hands on the some of the most incredible vintage Nationals & Dobros, budget entry level guitars to middle of the road models, all of which were great at what they were built to do. But this is something special, one of those rare moments where all of the configurable parts of a guitar just slot together and work. Although this is Home of Tone Mule #1, this particular guitar is actually #185 out of the Mule Workshop. 185 guitars truly isn't many, and already they are refined machines, pumped full of character, attitude, style and sounds.

Mule Resophonic UK James' Home of Tone

The fretboard urges you to find your way across it, to discover the notes at each and every one. It is without doubt the most comfortable neck/fretboard I've seen on a Resonator guitar, and that right there is a revelation! As it's a rare thing to find from a Reso. Place a slide against the strings and that right there, is where it comes alive. The harmonics generated between that piece of tube on your pinky, the string and the resonator cone is pure beauty. 

I could go on for a long time, but I'm going to leave this blog post there and share a handful more photos of this wonderful Mule Resonator guitar. If you would like any as a computer background, comment below and I'll make it happen!

If you want to be a part of the Mule UK family, please do get in touch and I'll be honoured to help you do so. 

Mule Resophonic UK James' Home of Tone


Mule Resophonic UK James' Home of Tone

Mule Resophonic UK James' Home of Tone

Mule Resophonic UK James' Home of Tone

Thank you for reading.
James

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