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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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