From Gold Tone –
“A handsome mahogany body and neck finished in a rich tobacco sunburst plays host to the famed Paul Beard "open" soundwell, resonator cone and spider bridge. This combination produces the sweet wood and metal tone that's so ideal for country blues and fingerstyle solos.
All Gold Tone Beard Signature Series feature USA assembly and setup by experienced luthiers. You can be assured of a perfect setup for maximum tone & playability.”
Buttons - Metal
Nut Width - 1-3/4"
Tuners - Metal Die-Cast with Metal Buttons
Fingerboard - Select Wood
Frets - 19
Inlay - Dot
Material - Mahogany
Back & Sides - Mahogany
Binding - Maple
Bridge - Maple with Ebony Insert
Cone & Spider - Genuine US Made Beard
Finish - High Gloss
Hardware - Chrome Plated
Tailpiece - Paul Beard 6-String
Top - Mahogany
Scale Length - 25"
Weight - 7.2 lbs.
Paul Beard has been hand crafting resonators under his own name for over 30 years. Beard guitars are enjoyed by serious amateurs and touring professionals including Mike Auldridge, LeRoy Mack, Jerry Douglas, and many others.
He has partnered up with Gold Tone USA to produce his Signature Series of resonators which offer premium craftsmanship at reasonable prices.
This roundneck resonator is fitted with a genuine Beard spider and cone. This is where so much of the guitar’s sound comes from and it is in those Beard cones that many players have gained fame for their own sound. The combination of the cone, spider and maple construction all come together to create a very bright and punchy instrument that stands out in the mix.
This resonator is in virtually brand new condition. It was bought new by its one owner last year, played less than ten times, and looked after very well. There is no sign of player wear to be found anywhere. It has been set up superbly (likely from the factory), but has probably spent more time in its case than actually being played. Which is a shame because this is a great sounding resonator, and deserves to be heard.
It is warm and responsive while not crazy loud, but very balanced and in no way harsh. It is super easy to play with a medium low action and a neck that fits your hand just right in all positions. Superbly built with top quality fit and finish. Would definitely suit a new buyer.
No pickup on this one, but could be easily fitted.
Comes in its fitted plush lined hard case in new condition.
Video Demo of same model - https://youtu.be/pEQtU-IxcrQ