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Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar 

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The Goldtone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar has a mahogany neck that provides vintage looks and great stability for serious slide work. Gorg...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (6), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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

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...Read complete review

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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Trying a second one

Neck started to separate a bit where it attaches to the sound box. It caused cracking of the lacquer at the joint. I sent it back, no problem, and I bought a second...Read complete review

Neck started to separate a bit where it attaches to the sound box. It caused cracking of the lacquer at the joint. I sent it back, no problem, and I bought a second one exactly like it to see if the first one was just a fluke.

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5.0

This Dobro was recomended by a professional.

By Dan

from Tex.

About Me Novice

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

    Love this Dobro! I am learning to play this. Had a Banjo years ago and missed playing. My Grandson in law plays in a professional band and I fell in love with the sound. Of course, he can make it sing and I am just starting. The sound is awesome as well as being a well built, beautiful instrument.

     
    5.0

    This one fine so far.

    By Mark

    from Burr Ridge, IL

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

      This is a replacement. The first one started to crack at the neck/sound box. After two weeks, this one seems fine. Very nice sound for the money.

       
      3.0

      Trying a second one

      By Mark

      from Burr Ridge, IL

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

        Neck started to separate a bit where it attaches to the sound box. It caused cracking of the lacquer at the joint. I sent it back, no problem, and I bought a second one exactly like it to see if the first one was just a fluke.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would recommend this to anyone.

        By Likeable Louie

        from Lewes, Sussex

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

            Records beautifully. Looks stunning. Wonderfully diverse tonal range.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Beautiful guitar

            By Bill

            from Poway, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Tone Quality

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

              This instrument is well made. However It did not sound any better than my Gretsch Bobtail rersonator. Maybe I am too much of a tone freak. ..

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Can't beat it for the money

              By Alamo

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

                  Really sweet tone, plenty of volume. A big step up from my old Regal, but got it without breaking the bank. Only downside is that the nut is so high it can be a challenge not to push down on the strings with the steel and go sharp; may end up lowering the nut a bit but will probably leave it as is because I don't really want to mess with the setup, which produces a great overall sound. Would definitely recommend to someone who wants high-quality sound but doesn't have a few grand laying around for a National.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Martinguitar58

                  from Tucson, AZ

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar:

                    I use this instrument in my Bluegrass band. Adds a great sound to the mix

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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.

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A great Resophonic guitar at any price

                      By Barry

                      from Murrieta, Ca.

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                      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.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Value

                      By jag1

                      from Greenville. SC

                      About Me Experienced

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                      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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