Crafters of Tennessee Tut Taylor
Tennessean Resophonic Guitar


Style: Dobro/Resonator
Top: Honduran Mahogany
Back: Honduran Mahogany
Neck: Honduran Mahogany, Square
Board: Ebony, bound with Abalone inlay
Resonator: Quarterman hand-spun Al cone
Electronics: none
Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer, dark sunburst finish
Condition: Excellent (see description)
Retail Price: $2,399.00

Crafters of Tennessee Tut Taylor Tennessean Resophonic Guitar

This is the model TTT Tennessean Resophonic Guitar, from Crafters of Tennessee. If you're not familiar with these folks, start by taking a look at http://www.crafterstn.com/ for more information.

The Tennessean is a top-flight Resophonic guitar - built with exceptional quality, but without a huge price tag. The back and sides are of Honduran mahogany flanked by white binding. The top is also of Honduran mahogany, and is bound in white/black/white. The 12-fret Honduran mahogany neck has a square profile, and is topped with a bound Ebony fingerboard with intricate Abalone inlays. The peghead is solid, with an ebony overlay featuring the Tut Taylor® logo decal.

The resonator cone is a Tennessee hand spun aluminum resonator with an old-style parallelogram soundwell, a 10 ½" Lyre pattern brass cover plate and old-style tailpiece. The spider is Aluminum cast and machined, and all hardware is nickel plated. The tuners are Grover® closed back machines with butterbean knobs. The instrument is finished with nitrocellulose lacquer, and sports a dark sunburst finish.

A hardshell case is included - check out that "gator"-skin! The case is as cool as the Reso itself - definitely a worthy vessel for this very cool instrument. I took this guitar in on trade. I've enjoyed it for a few days - long enough to realize that I don't have time to learn slide guitar right now! It is in excellent condition - the only thing keeping it from mint is some light pitting on the bridge cover, and a bit of fogginess here and there on the cover plate. I am sure this could all be polished out without much trouble if you were so inclined.

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