Coming back to the reso

After an absence of a couple of years, I've decided to get back to the reso guitar, or preferably the Weissenborn. I've sold everything so I have to start over. Going to the Weissenborn, is it better to be familiar with the dobro rolls, licks, etc. first and then switch instruments? I know the tunings are different and there aren't many tabs for the Weissie. I guess what I'm asking is how do I start again and then, if I want, to make the switch to the Weissenborn?

Weissenborn Club Tune of the Week

There may be enough RN'ers who belong to the Weissen-born-again Club to enjoy the occasional tune.

This is not necessarily your mother's bluegrass...



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Myself on Weissenborn, not reso.  Songwriter and singer: J. Parson, Guitar: Bunky Spurling.  Simple setup in living room with AKG C-1000S and 1920's Weissenborn Hawaiian.

My new Tony Francis Weissenborn

To fans of the Weissenborn guitar:

Here are some photos of old growth air-dried koa that I've picked out for my new Weissenborn guitar which is being made by New Zealand based luthier Tony Francis. If you are not already familiar with Tony's work and/or interested in learning more about Weissenborn guitars I highly recommend taking a look at his blog - http://tonyfrancisguitarco.blogspot.com/ Tony is a boutique guitar manufacturer and vintage guitar repairman, specializing in Hawaiian slide guitars. There’s a really cool section posted there detailing the restoration of a vintage teardrop Weissenborn guitar that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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