For a touch of general resonator lore (and a fact or two), check out the description area of the Maxwell Series Squareneck Resonator page. This page, however, is all about the roundneck models, like the Recording King Rattlesnake Roundneck Resonator, a small body roundneck with a big fat sound.
When people think of roundneck resonators, an image of a bottleneck blues player most often comes to mind, and for good reason. The bottleneck resonator tradition goes all the way back to the earliest resonator days. There’s also venerable tradition of fingerstyle players working the resonator guitar for all it’s worth. Artists as diverse as Earl Klugh and virtuoso Chet Atkins famously played a Delvecchio resonators. Luthier Paul McGill briefly recounts the Delvechhio story with comments on Atkins and Klugh. Check the More Videos section of this ad for some some great fingerstyle resonator performances.
It’s not lost on me that I’ve posted people playing resonator guitars that weren’t made by Recording King. The purpose of those fingerstyle clips is to illustrate the versatility of resonator guitars in general, to inspire you to buy one. And then, of course, I do want you to buy a Recording King resonator, and buy it from me. To help you make that decision, note that Recording King resonators make a lot of Top 10 Resonator lists and when they do they’re inevitably cited for quality build, classic tone, playability, and importantly, exceptional value. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better resonator guitar for the price if the Rattlesnake Roundneck Resonator.