Resonator Guitars & Resophonic Instruments

Established in 2014, ResoVille Resonator Guitars offer players an extensive range of hand-crafted resophonic guitars that are built by some of the World’s finest specialist resophonic luthiers. Every ResoVille is expertly made by Mr M and his small team of master luthiers who have many years of experience building fabulous resophonic guitars.

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The Inspiration

When guitarists think of resonator guitars, they often think of the National and Dobro designs of the late 1920’s. The ResoVille team are inspired by the life’s work of the Slovak-American stringed instrument genius John Dopyera (1893–1988) who was the founder of the resonator guitar companies National [National String Instrument Corporation] which he co-founded in 1927 and Dobro [Dobro Manufacturing Company] which he founded in 1928.


The Music

If you love the playing of the likes of Son House, Bukka White, Ry Cooder, Jerry Douglas, John Hammond, Chris Whitley, Bob Brozman, Taj Mahal, Eric Sardinas, Tampa Red and Mark Knopfler (to name but a few) then you should consider a ResoVille for your guitar collection.


The Workshop

Bordering the Huangpu River, the workshop is in the North-Eastern part of downtown Shanghai; and not too far away from the beautiful historical waterfront tourist attraction of ‘The Bund’, and the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in Yangpu. The workshop has everything required to make our great resophonic guitars including several press machines, and all the molds required to make the full range of our metal guitar bodies. As well as metal guitars, the workshop also hand-crafts wooden bodies alongside all the necks required, and never forget, every ResoVille is handmade.


The Guitars

Our model line-up includes:

  • Metal Body Single Cone Round Neck Models: Stamford (14 Fret), Parkville (12 Fret), Arlington (12 Fret Grid Hole Parlor)
  • Metal Body Tricone Round Neck Models: Riverdale (14 Fret Cutaway), Riverdale Lefty (14 Fret Cutaway), Burbank (12 Fret)
  • Wooden Body Single Cone Round Neck Models: Davenport (14 Fret), Edgewood (12 fret), Lincolnwood (12 Fret 1929 Style)
  • Wooden Body Tricone Round Neck Model: Silverton (12 Fret Grid Hole)
  • Wooden Body Square Neck Spider Cone Model: Hazelton (14 Fret)
  • Ukulele Biscuit Bridge Models: Weeki Wachee (12 Fret), Weeki Wachee Engraved (12 Fret) Weeki Wachee Wood (12 Fret)
  • Mandolin Biscuit Bridge Model: Burlington (12 Fret)

For some models, we offer a range of finishes including Nickel, Gold Brass, Red Copper, Black Nickel and Brushed Nickel.

RESOVILLE METAL BODY SINGLE CONE SERIES

ResoVille Stamford Models

  • ResoVille Stamford MS14 in Nickel
  • ResoVille Stamford Custom MS14 in Red Copper, Gold Brass or Brushed Nickel

Specifications

  • Frets: 14
  • Headstock Style: Slotted Headstock
  • Cones: Single Cone
  • Body: Plain Brass
  • Sound Holes: F
  • Neck Material: Hard Sapele
  • Stings: USA Curt Mangan
  • Tuners: Antiqued Open Geared
  • Case Included: Yes

ResoVille Parkville Models

  • ResoVille Parkville MS12 in Nickel
  • ResoVille Parkville Custom MS12 in Red Copper or Brushed Nickel

Specifications

  • Frets: 12
  • Headstock Style: Slotted Headstock
  • Cones: Single Cone
  • Body: Brass Nickel
  • Sound Holes: F
  • Neck Material: Hard Sapele
  • Stings: USA Curt Mangan
  • Tuners: Antiqued Open Geared
  • Case Included: Yes

ResoVille Arlington Models

  • ResoVille Arlington MS12PG in Nickel
  • ResoVille Arlington Custom MS12PG in Red Copper or Black Nickel

Specifications

  • Size: Parlour
  • Frets: 12
  • Headstock Style: Slotted Headstock
  • Cones: Single Cone
  • Body: Brass Nickel
  • Sound Holes: Grid
  • Neck Material: Hard Sapele
  • Stings: USA Curt Mangan
  • Tuners: Antiqued Open Geared
  • Case Included: Yes

RESOVILLE METAL BODY TRICONE SERIES

ResoVille Riverdale Models

  • ResoVille Riverdale MT14C in Nickel
  • ResoVille Riverdale Custom MT14C in Red Copper or Black Nickel

Specifications

  • Frets: 14
  • Headstock Style: Slotted Headstock
  • Cones: Tricone
  • Body: Brass Nickel, Cutaway
  • Sound Holes: F
  • Neck Material: Hard Sapele
  • Stings: USA Curt Mangan
  • Tuners: Antiqued Open Geared
  • Case Included: Yes

ResoVille Riverdale LH Models

  • ResoVille Riverdale Left Hand MT14CL in Nickel
  • ResoVille Riverdale Custom Left Hand MT14CL in Red Copper or Black Nickel

Specifications

  • Orientation: Left Handed
  • Frets: 14
  • Headstock Style: Slotted Headstock
  • Cones: Tricone
  • Body: Brass Nickel, Cutaway
  • Sound Holes: F
  • Neck Material: Hard Sapele
  • Stings: USA Curt Mangan
  • Tuners: Antiqued Open Geared
  • Case Included: Yes

ResoVille Burbank Models

  • ResoVille Burbank MT12 in Nickel
  • ResoVille Burbank Custom MT12 in Red Copper or Gold Brass

Specifications

  • Frets: 12
  • Headstock Style: Slotted Headstock
  • Cones: Tricone
  • Body: Brass Nickel
  • Sound Holes: Grid
  • Neck Material: Hard Sapele
  • Stings: USA Curt Mangan
  • Tuners: Antiqued Open Geared
  • Case Included: Yes

RESOVILLE WOODEN BODY SINGLE CONE SERIES

ResoVille Davenport Model

  • ResoVille Davenport WS14 in Sapele Matte

Specifications

  • Size: Cutaway
  • Frets: 14
  • Headstock Style: Slotted Headstock
  • Cones: Single Cone
  • Body: Sapele Matte, Cutaway
  • Sound Holes: F
  • Stings: USA Curt Mangan
  • Tuners: Antiqued Open Geared
  • Case Included: Yes

ResoVille Edgewood Model

  • ResoVille Edgewood WS12P in Sunburst

Specifications

  • Size: Parlor
  • Frets: 12
  • Headstock Style: Slotted Headstock
  • Cones: Single Cone
  • Body: Tiger Skin Maple
  • Finish: Sunburst Smoke
  • Sound Holes: F
  • Stings: USA Curt Mangan
  • Tuners: Antiqued Open Geared
  • Case Included: Yes

ResoVille Lincolnwood Model

  • ResoVille Lincolnwood WS12T29 in Tiger Skin Maple

Specifications

  • Size: Triolian 1929 Style
  • Frets: 12
  • Headstock Style: Slotted Headstock
  • Cones: Single Cone
  • Body: Tiger Skin Maple
  • Sound Holes: F
  • Stings: USA Curt Mangan
  • Tuners: Antiqued Open Geared
  • Case Included: Yes
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RESOVILLE WOODEN BODY TRICONE SERIES

ResoVille Silverton Model

  • ResoVille Silverton WT12G in Antiqued Finish

Specifications

  • Size: Triolian 1929 Style
  • Frets: 12
  • Headstock Style: Slotted Headstock
  • Cones: Single Cone
  • Body: Tiger Skin Maple
  • Sound Holes: Grid
  • Stings: USA Curt Mangan
  • Tuners: Antiqued Open Geared
  • Case Included: Yes

RESOVILLE WOODEN BODY SQUARE NECK SPIDER CONE SERIES

ResoVille Hazelton Model

  • ResoVille Hazelton WSP14SQ in Sunburst

Specifications

  • Frets: 14
  • Headstock Style: Slotted Headstock
  • Cones: Spider Cone
  • Body: Sapele
  • Sound Holes: O
  • Neck: Sapele, Square Neck
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Stings: USA Curt Mangan
  • Tuners: Wilkinson Tuners
  • Case Included: Yes

RESOVILLE UKULELE SERIES

ResoVille Weeki Wachee Models

  • ResoVille Weeki Wachee MS12 in Nickel
  • Resoville Weeki Wachee Custom MS12 in Red Copper or Gold Brass

Specifications

  • Frets: 12
  • Cones: Biscuit Bridge Single Cone
  • Body: Brass Body Nickel-Plated
  • Sound Holes: F
  • Neck: Nato Wood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut/Bridge: Bone Nut, Maple and Ebony Bridge
  • Case Included: Yes

ResoVille Weeki Wachee Engraved Models

  • ResoVille Weeki Wachee Engraved MS12E in Nickel
  • ResoVille Weeki Wachee Engraved Custom MS12E in Red Copper or Gold Brass

Specifications

  • Frets: 12
  • Cones: Biscuit Bridge Single Cone
  • Body: Brass Body Nickel-Plated with Engraving
  • Sound Holes: F
  • Neck: Nato Wood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut/Bridge: Bone Nut, Maple and Ebony Bridge
  • Case Included: Yes

ResoVille Weeki Wachee Wood Model

  • ResoVille Weeki Wachee Wood WS12

Specifications

  • Frets: 12
  • Cones: Biscuit Bridge Single Cone
  • Body: Tiger Skin Maple, Aluminium Alloy Resonator
  • Sound Holes: F
  • Neck: Nato Wood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Nut/Bridge: Bone Nut, Maple and Ebony Bridge
  • Case Included: Yes

RESOVILLE MANDOLIN SERIES

ResoVille Burlington Models

  • ResoVille Burlington MS12 in Nickel
  • ResoVille Burlington Custom MS12 in Red Copper or Gold Brass

Specifications

  • Frets: 12
  • Headstock: Pearloid Headstock
  • Cones: Biscuit Bridge
  • Body: Plain Resonator
  • Case Included: Yes

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