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Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar  

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Overview
  • Mahogany neck and body
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • USA-made Beard spun aluminum cone
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,069.00 - $1,099.00
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    up to - $94.64
  • Sale Price:
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Classic Beard sound and looks at a very affordable price.

The Goldtone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar has a mahogany neck that provides vintage looks and great stability for serious slide work. Gorgeous mahogany back, sides, and bound top combine with a gloss sunburst finish and bound fretboard for stunning stage appeal. Authentic tone pours out of the USA-made spun aluminum Beard cone. Beard spider, sealed adjustable tuning machines with pearloid buttons, and maple soundwell complete this resonator guitar in both sound and style.

Features
  • Mahogany neck and body
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • USA-made Beard spun aluminum cone
  • USA-made Beard spider
  • Bone nut
  • Sealed adjustable tuning machines with pearloid buttons
  • Maple soundwell
  • 25" scale
 
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Gold ToneBeard Signature Series Resonator Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
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    5.0

    Just as expected

    By Reso enthusiast

    from Clifton, Colorado

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Well Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Church Playing
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

      This was a "gently used" instrument. The only evidence of use was a couple of very small scratches on the cone cover. Changed strings and tweeked the bridge adjustment screw and it was ready to play. Super service by the company. I have purchased before and have purchased since.

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      5.0

      A great Resophonic guitar at any price

      By Barry

      from Murrieta, Ca.

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • No Truss Rod

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

      I just received this PBS model Gold Tone Square neck guitar. First off it is a very pretty instrument. Secondly the tone of the instrument is phenomenal. Harmonic notes at the 12th fret are just amazing as is the overall tone. No rattles just pure Dobro tone. I really like this guitar and believe it is a high value for what it costs. I don't like the fact that there is no truss rod however, as I have had problems with steel string instruments becoming unplayable without them in the past. The fret board / neck is not perfectly flat out of the box but that doesn't matter with a slide guitar. I just hope the neck stays as is for a long time as too much of a bow will affect the relative pitch over the frets below. As long as the guitar stays as is, I will be playing it for a long time. It sounds just great. I have not played any other brand of resophonic guitar but I have been listening to the recordings of some great players for quiet some time and the tone of this guitar is as good as anything I have heard. Just really sweet and syrupy. Beautiful. I would compare it to Jerry Douglas' tone on the Alison Kraus/Vince Gill CMT "Trying to get over you"

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfXbDH3DZwg

      It sounds just great. I can't wait to get this tone onmy own recordings.

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      4.0

      Great Value

      By jag1

      from Greenville. SC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

          The quality and feel were great for the price.
          2 of 6 tuners slip a bit - not a big deal for the price. Had there been a case it would be a perfect first dobro.

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          5.0

          It's made in China, but it's quality

          By Mountain Patriot

          from East Helena, Montana

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Just Having Fun
            • Practicing

            Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

            I bought one of the "gently used" ones from Musicians Friend, and I couldn't find a thing wrong with it. Just like new as far as I'm concerned.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beter than described

            By slide321

            from mississippi

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

              Buying used sight unseen is always a risk, but apparently not so with Musician's Friend. Based on their description, I expected a badly scarred top. I was very pleasantly surprised when there was only a very small and easily repairable chip in the finish. Otherwise, this dobro is brand new. Quite happy with the condition AND the price.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Gold Tone PBS dobro - I can't keep my hands off it

              Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

              According to the Musician's Friend web site, the price just went up on this, but it is still a great buy. When I first thought about buying the Gold tone PBS I knew it was a lot of value for the money. Still, I wasn't sure I was ready to take on a new instrument. With the President's Day 15% discount, I had no choice. It feels like I stole it, but I'm not giving it back. My National Duolian and my Bourgeois OM are very jealous of this new upstart in the family. I play it every day.
              If you really want to play dobro, get the squareneck, not the roundneck. It is set up perfectly. Sounded great right out of the box. The tuners look good but are a bit stiff.
              Arrived thoughtfully packed in a box, inside a box, inside a box. Anticipation builds as you work your way through the layers. Only shipping damage was one broken string, which took me about a minute to replace. Otherwise, it arrived actually in tune! Amazing! All the way from China. The sound is loud and clean - much sweeter than my National steel.
              How can they sell this thing for so little? There are a couple of less expensive squareneck dobros on the market (I tried the Regal) - don't waste your money - no comparison. I also tried the PBS-D, deluxe version of the PBS in a guitar store and loved it, but didn't want to spend the extra bucks just for some fancier inlays and an ebony finger board. (You don't put your fingers on the finger board on a dobro, so why pay for ebony?) The PBS-D might be a bit mellower in tone, too. The PBS is pretty bright, but clean. It came with no case, so now that I know I'm going to be playing it a lot, I ordered a travelite dobro case. Hope it fits.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Loud, proud, but can be delicate too.

              By Wayne-gxANU

              from Wisconsin

              Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

              A Goldtone PBS Beard Signature reso squareneck is the right one to choose. It can be loud or as soft as needed. There is pride and quality built into the guitar with a signature you can trust. It has a fine retro look & the construction will hold up to stage use indoors or out. If you want a specific sound, find out what strings and steel tone bar your favorite player uses. The PBS will handle it; the rest is up to you.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              BEST bang for the buck in a resonator guitar out t

              By rmoodoggy

              from North-central Alabama

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              Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

              This one is almost perfect right out of the box.The only thing I had to do was change the strings and lower the action slightly.(I bought the round neck to be able to play as a standard guitar also. The action was a little high for fingers).The fit and finish is perfect. The sound is big and full.You would be hard pressed to find anything at twice the price with this big sound.I had access to quite a few quality modern and vintage reso's, but this one was better than most of them . Very good value, with this one you get MORE than you pay for!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              RUN - don't walk if you are considering one!

              By MRBABAR

              from NJ

              Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

              Sometimes you think something is better because it costs more and is has less quality when it cost you less. Nothing could be farther from the truth with this instrument. If I played one in a store and it had no price tag I would have said it was probably worth $1500. I love it - a very balanced sound...the fit and finish is perfect...

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Can't go wrong

              By Larry S.-L75wu

              from Nashville

              Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

              Absolutly best dobro on the market under $1500Quality built/Great warm sound/Beautiful finish.Don't bother messing around with anything else in this price range. Treat yourself and go for the best, You won't regret it.

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