Roundneck Resonator Guitar Build - Started May 13, 2008

Custom Designed & Handcrafted for G. Oakes


  • Roundneck resonator guitar- standard size
  • European flame maple (sycamore) back, sides, and top
  • Light tobacco sunburst finish, high gloss
  • Rosewood or bloodwood binding/trim (TBD)
  • Custom pearl inlay work (TBD)
  • Honduras mahogany one-piece neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with gold "evo" alloy frets, round or custom pearl markers (TBD)
  • 12 frets to the body, 20 frets total
  • Gotoh tuners, bright gold
  • 10 9/16" Beard resonator cone with #14 spider
  • Maple/ebony topped saddle
  • Matching Beard gold cover plate/screws, tailpiece, and small round hole covers
  • Fishman passive resonator pickup, jack in end-pin (may change to active version)

Below are photos of the build (click on the photos to see the full 10.1MB resolution versions):
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First photo is with no flash
Second photo is with flash
Needs Gold Mesh Here...
Bone Nut
Ebony Topped Maple Saddle Pieces
Fishman Passive Resonator Pickup
Nuts & Bolts
You can kind of see the flame in the maple in this shot of the sides