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Saw this in the local store Dusty Strings while I'm still trying to decide if I should trade in a guitar for the j200 on sale somewhere else. Gold Tone Paul Beard PBR. I thought it sounded better than other resonators three times as much. Anyone have one?

 

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I had a Goldtone Beard set-up PBRCA (cutaway). Nothing touches it for under a grand, which is what it cost when i bought it. I think you will be pleased. I currently have a Gretsch boxcar I use for some recording in my office, but the PBR has a much fatter and warmer tone.

 

I think congratulations are in order.

 

PS I I have always been interested in the fairly new Mule brand... but they are pricey, and I think I like the warmer tone of wood.

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Congratulations on a fine instrument.

 

If reso is someone's primary instrument, they may want a high end model. Otherwise, Beard cone comes with the PBR. I've had my PBR for 5-6yrs. fantastic for slide or arpeggio. Try a Clayton Pork Knuckle slide if you want a deep rewarding tone. Thin slides just don't get down there to the magic it can deliver.

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I have not owned one but I have played a bunch. About the only resonator in a similar price range I have liked better was an early 2000s Amistar-made Regal

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GREAT reso! I play quite a bit of resonator and have really enjoyed every Beard guitar and Beard coned Nat/Dobro I’ve played at sessions etc.

 

My own reso is a 1930s Dobro M32 fiddle edge, with the original pressed lug cone. I’ve thought about trying a Beard cone in it to see how it fares, but the tone as it is is something of a marvel, so it’s stayed as is so far.

 

Enjoy the Beard!

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