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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Can anyone recommend a spider bridged roundneck guitar with a decently sized nut?

thumbpicker
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St. Louis

"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Aug 2nd, 2017 03:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ive been looking for one for a bit but the pickings are slim around here in stores. I'd like a 1-3/4" nut and a wooden body with a little bit of bass to it. I've got an old very low end Regal that I've stuffed a Quarterman cone and Maple and ebony saddles as well as opened up the cone support . It sounds great but this neck is just too little for me. It's not very wide at all and cramps me up playing it. I went to 2 stores today and saw 1 guitar. Called others and they don't stock them. Thanks for any help.

twangdoodles

michigan usa

Aug 3rd, 2017 11:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's a link to one similar to the one I bought recently (mine is sunburst). It's a bit dinged up but is also $400 cheaper than mine was. Mine does have a 1 3/4" nut. I wouldn't say that mine is particularly bassy but it's also my first resonator so I don't have much to compare to. I like this guitar a lot. It sounds beautiful with a slide and can pass as a regular acoustic in a pinch.

From what I've seen, round-neck/spider bridge guitars are not terribly common.

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thumbpicker
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St. Louis

"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Aug 3rd, 2017 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That one has a line on the fretboard by the nut. I'll bet that's from a nut extender for playing dobro style to raise the strings off the nut to use a steel bar on it.
The price looks good but I always wish I could play this stuff before ordering.

MLC

It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Aug 4th, 2017 06:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Check out Republic.

I have one of their Clarksdale Special models (round neck tricone with a cutaway) and I love it.

I had mine set up for both slide and fingerstyle.
Very comfortable neck.

Frank Helsley was a pleasure to work with and he did a great job on the setup of my guitar.

Republic Guitars

thumbpicker
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St. Louis

"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Aug 4th, 2017 11:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I actually have a dealer close by for these but have been told all they have are biscuit bridge which is not really the sound I'm searching for. Maybe I should go by and check them out but the spider bridge and cone setup is really the sort of tone I'm looking for. The Tricone is a milder sound than the single cone biscuit isn't it?

MLC

It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Aug 4th, 2017 01:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The Tricone is a milder sound than the single cone biscuit isn't it?"

That's what I've read.
It's supposed to be a better balanced tone, a little fuller sounding, but maybe not as loud as a single cone.

All I know for sure is that I really like mine.

It does look like all of the single-cone models from Republic are biscuits.

mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

Aug 7th, 2017 04:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Epiphone's Dobro hound dog is spider cone with 1.75" nut. For a few more dollars there is the Gretsch bobtail.

Perhaps you could order one to try and if it doesn't suit you could return it.

twangdoodles

michigan usa

Aug 7th, 2017 05:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When I was looking for a resonator I really wanted a tricone based on on-line videos, etc. When I started trying them out I found that they were definitely quieter than the other types and, when not using a slide, sound less resonatory than the others. I first took home a National Resorocket, steel-bodied. It was beautiful, brash, loud as hell, and took less than two weeks for me to realize it just wasn't for me and my needs. So I took it back and came home with a new D-18 and the 1982 60D, marking the first and last time I'll ever spend that kind of dough on guitars. I'm very happy though...

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