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Gordon’s Commission

Gordon’s Commission

Gordon came to me with an idea for a new Resonator Guitar. One that would compliment his Mattsen Parlour but with a few differences. Firstly, a small narrow body to quicken up the sound. Constructed with a rounded body edge for ultimate comfort. An Antique finish,  rivets and meshed sound holes for a steampunk look. Plus two pickups, one for solo playing, the other for when things get loud in a band situation. This guitar is loud with a strong midrange and a comfortable feel.

By the smile on Gordon’s face, I can see we have succeeded in building his dream guitar.


  • Brass Cutaway Body
  • Rounded Body Edge
  • Mattsen 9 1/2 inch  hand spun Resonator Cone.
  • 25″ Scale Length
  • Curly Maple Neck with Ebony Fingerboard and Head Veneer.
  • Piezo and Magnetic Pickups.
  • Waverly Machine Tuners.
  • Two Easy Adjustable String Heights. Slide and Slide/Fingerstyle.