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Mule Resonator Guitars

Custom handmade resonator guitars

My name is Matt Eich and I,  along with my brother Phil and Adam Smith, build handmade steel and brass bodied single cone and tricone resonator guitars.  After witnessing Kelly Joe Phelps play his resonator at a  show here in Michigan I left wondering if I could use my guitar making skills I learned at Huss and Dalton Guitars to make metal bodied resonators.  They are just so much guitar: volume, range of tone, look- and potential. I wanted to do them differently.  I wanted them to sound more guitar like, meaning more warmth and low end. I also wanted them to look the materials they were made from- the raw steel and brass, with a patina I've developed over the years.  I'm so excited to be able to offer them to players. Options like a P90 pickup, a tricone in a single cone body like the very first National guitars... I'm having the time of my life building these instruments and hearing what players like Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Kelly Joe, Charlie Parr, Jeffrey Foucault, Jason Dennie, Jay Lapp and so many more players I've had the pleasure to get to know during the building process.   When you send an e-mail, you get me. My brother Phil will send build pictures as your guitar goes through the work.  That's part of the experience and story. I'm happy you're here and if you have any questions please e-mail me at muleresonators@gmail.com

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23 Oct 2017

Charlie Parr at Mule HQ

I’ll be editing video from some songs he played. I wish you all could have been there to hear the stories. Man, it was such a treat to have him around.

21 Oct 2017

Charlie Parr visits Mule HQ

“Hockey tape is the best tape,” advice given by mister Parr to a group of good ol’ boys who had gathered around his van after a show in Kentucky. So kicked off lots of laughs and stories during his visit here. Like how when T Model Ford waited in line in Israel with the reverent to see the suspected birthplace of Jesus. People wait in line to sweep the floor or pray. When it was T Model’s turn he stepped up, open his flask and poured a little offering. Much laughter ensued. Charlie’s reputation as a good human is furthered. Oh yeah, he played some guitar too. More on that later! He’s got a great new cd out, check it out and buy it. He’s playing in Detroit tonight, and next year will be headed back to Australia. AUSTRALIAN MULE OWNERS ASSOCIATION DONT LET HIM DOWN.

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