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As you could see, Don Morrison, the founder of Donmo Resonator Guitars makes great guitars… and they sound!
Don Morrison has been making resonator guitars, mandolins and ukuleles for nearly twenty years now.
All Donmo instruments are handmade so the chances are that no two are exactly alike.
Due to the wonders of the internet, e-mail and international air freight Don has been able to make instruments for people all over the world.
Don offers different models in the range Donmo Resonator Guitars:
He makes metal bodied resonator guitars from brass, copper, steel and wood.
All of the variations in style, ie “F”holes, slots, single cone style coverplate on tricones, are available in each material.
Rustbuckets are made from old sheets of corrugated steel that I scrounge from building demolition sites and farms etc.
Don flatten the sheets as best he can by walking on them, as he says for fun: “luckily I’m no lightweight!”, so he can fit them through his ancient set of sheet metal rollers and then the material is fine to use.
Much of this material is more than 100 years old and can be identified by the makers stamps that he uses on the backs of his guitars.
He has found that the newer stuff (from about 1965 on) is too brittle to use for guitar making.
For the necks and fretboards he uses Australian timbers. Mulga and Gidgee, which he uses for fretboards, are superbly suited for this purpose and are a much better alternative to the ebony and rosewood that is available now.
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