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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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12 Feb 2016

Cell-e-phone Conference

Me talking to Mark and Anna from Room 608 in NewYork City. In what they call a “conference room”. They have 7 Emmy awards and 18 Emmy nominations between them and they are making an episode for a maker series for PBS. It will be “Steel” and they are coming to document the story here at Mule. Pretty fun.

And I got to use the office chairs.

12 Feb 2016

B+

I use the B grade ebony that the large manufacturers don’t use because it isn’t jet black.

I can see why. I mean, look how boring that is.

Please, Guitar Builders of the World, continue using the great looking jet black ebony so that I am stuck with piles and piles of this beautiful, interesting, “it actually looks like wood” wood.

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