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Mike Witcher discusses resonator guitar basics, types of steels, strings, fingerpicks, and more.

by Teja Gerken
July 14, 2016

Peghead Nation dobro instructor Mike Witcher discusses the fundamentals of resonator guitar construction, its history, accessories, and playing techniques in this introduction to the resophonic guitar. Mike demonstrates how to hold the instrument and fit fingerpicks, and talks about tunings and bar options. He’s playing his koa Todd Clinesmith dobro (see Mike demo the instrument here) using a Ron Tipton slide, D’Addario EJ-42 strings, ProPik fingerpicks, and BlueChip thumbpick.

To study dobro with Mike, enroll in his Beginning Dobro and/or Dobro Workshop course on Peghead Nation today.

Category: Instruments & Gear

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Posted by Jeff Maddox on
Enjoying your lessons now and I think it has taught me enough to say, I beleive in taking my time. The best words so far "go slow, no hurry"
Posted by Scottnyg on
Hi Dave,
Sorry you're having trouble. The Beginning Dobro course page is at
You can also click on the link above to take you there. I'd recommend bookmarking the page so you can easily go there in the future.
Scott Nygaard
Co-Founder, Peghead Nation
Posted by Dave Hall on
I have signed up for your basic dobro course but I cant find where it starts, you know, page one, step one, I just keep getting sent back to the free sample lesson.
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