Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Alanqa, Aug 28, 2021.

  1. Alanqa

    Alanqa Gretschie

    Aug 22, 2019
    Lancashire UK
    I've wanted a metal bodied resonator for years. I have National tastes but a Dobro wallet.

    It will always be a special occasion guitar, like my electric nylon string or electric 12 string. so didn't want to spend £700 on something that would get relatively little use.

    Cut a long boring story about how there are no metal resos currently available in the uk. Everything is 2 months waiting list

    Managed to get this from Thomann.... Now I can't stop playing Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits) and Fearless (Pink Floyd).

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  2. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

    Jun 29, 2020
    Congratulations on the new geet!
    Love the resonators.
    Am myself waiting to get a Gretsch Boxcar ...
  3. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Looks nice, but what is it? (You seem to have left the headstock out of the picture). These are a lot of fun. What tuning do you have it in?
  4. rake_ether

    rake_ether Gretschie

    Aug 24, 2019
    Athens, GA USA
    Very nice. Here's my new obsession for future NGD, a National Pioneer RP-1.

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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, very nice!
  6. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats and HNGD.
  7. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Big bux! I played one at Gryphon and it was awesome.
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Dean? Does it have style 0 etching? Kinda hard to see.
  9. Chet Harrison

    Chet Harrison Gretschie

    Apr 27, 2020
    If it’s from Thomann it’s highly probable it’s a Harley Benton.
  10. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats on the new resonator, would love to have a go of one of these one time.
  11. Alanqa

    Alanqa Gretschie

    Aug 22, 2019
    Lancashire UK
    It is a Harley Benton Custom Line Resonator (hence NGD HBCLR)

    yes it's only a budget guitar cost £425. But I am semi-retired and can't afford or justify £3000 for the equivalent National.

    The CLR is a copy of an Ozark 3515bte model that retails for £750.

    The Ozark has fancier split block inlays but the body seems to be identical.

    The only 'fault' is the frets need polishing. Which I can do.
  12. ampe

    ampe Country Gent

    May 11, 2011
    Sweet guitar!
    I heard only good things about the Harley Benton stuff
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