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Gold Tone Beard Signature Series Resonator Guitar  Square Neck

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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...Read More

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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 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (3)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful 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. ..

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. ..

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(2 of 2 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. ..

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    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.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Martinguitar58

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        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

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          (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.

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            (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.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

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

                By Mountain Patriot

                from East Helena, Montana

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                Ask me a question

                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 3 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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                    (7 of 7 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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