Mule Resophonic - Brass Single Cone Resonator Guitar
About Brass Bodied Mules
A Brass body provides a slightly softer sound, perhaps a little rounder in tone compared with Steel's sharper edge which has a more traditional delta blues tone perhaps. The thinner brass body has a tendency to be more resonant too, you'll be surprised at how similar the body vibrates to a premium acoustic too, and this has an effect and feel to the tone, lovely! There is no right or wrong choice, each body material has it's own character, both visually and tonally. If you like your sound to be a little sweeter, perhaps brass is the material for you.
If you're thinking about pickups, what can you realistically expect from the pickup sound? Well the only pickup Mule put in is the P90 they make. It's neatly sized like a mini humbucker and It's an actual electric guitar pickup - not something modified to fit on a resonator. It's awesome and gets you an electric tone that you can't get anywhere else. If that's what you're looking for, do it, it's super fun! If you're looking solely for acoustic applications, use a clip on microphone or one on a stand, that works great too!
Torrefied maple neck?! What the heck is that! Well torrefaction is a process of drying wood in a special kiln to make it more like old wood. It evaporates more moisture but also sap in the wood. The result is wood cells that is more crystalline. This improves tone but more importantly stability of the neck because it doesn't lose or accept moisture as easily as new wood does. As standard, Mule Resophonic Guitars now come with a quartersawn maple torrefied neck, with additional titanium reinforcement rods.
Brass Single Cone Standard Specs
- Brass Body
- 9.5" Single Cone with Biscuit Bridge
- Hard Case
- Flat or Slotted headstock
- Quartersawn Torrefied maple neck
- Titanium reinforcement neck construction
- Ebony Fingerboard
- Mule Tuners
- Black Tusq handcut nut
- Torrefied maple bridge
- 25" scale length
- Flat Radius fretboard
- Set-up with 16 gauge D'Addario Strings
- Certificate of build with serial number confirmation.
- Cutaway £230
- Upgrade to a figured maple (flamed or birdseye) torrefied maple neck £115
- A Mule P90 style pickup - £175
- Upgrade to a Hiscox hard case - £190
Any general set-up choices can be discussed and catered for too including a lower action, lighter strings etc. This is your guitar after all!
Delivery Estimate/How to order
Due to such high demand, all of our 2018 and as of 1st Feb our 2019 reservations have now been all spoken for. We are limited to a certain amount of builds per year, so sadly due to the high demand of these beautiful instruments all of our allocations have been spoken for through to 2019.
We are an authorised Mule Resophonic dealer, and will handle the process from start to finish, with build updates where possible. We love and understand how important that part of the process and the story that is and very much make it a part of the buying experience through us. We will take care of getting the instrument over to the UK, then to yourself. No customs surprises here. The price you see, is the price you pay. Simple that way right? Keeps you concentrating on the beautiful guitar you'll be receiving.
Any questions on these wonderful guitars please don't hesitate to drop us a message, we will be very happy to hear from you and talk MULE for a while.