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Gold Tone PBS-M Paul Beard Squareneck Resonator Guitar Tobacco Sunburst

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Designed by legendary instrument maker Paul Beard, this signature model guitar is handmade and provides unmatched tone in its price range. The Beard ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-07-2018

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Special coverplate design makes adjustments easier and more efficient.

Designed by legendary instrument maker Paul Beard, this signature model guitar is handmade and provides unmatched tone in its price range. The Beard "open" soundwell body design utilizes genuine USA Beard cones and spiders. All Gold Tone Beard Signature Series models feature USA assembly and setup by experienced luthiers and you can be assured of a perfect setup for maximum tone and playability. All Paul Beard models also include a new coverplate system. Previously, in order to adjust string action, break angle, string spacing or to replace the saddle, it was necessary to detach the strings and remove the entire coverplate. The new Gold Tone/Beard resonator coverplate design with removable palm rest is a revolutionary concept for making fine adjusments easier and more efficient. The PBS-M is constructed of all-solid mahogany, ebony fingerboard, snowflake inlay, curly maple binding, professional tone.

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  • Back: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Strings: GBDGBD - .056w, .045w, .035w, .028w, .018, .016
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Snowflake
  • Body Binding: Curly Maple
  • Neck Binding: Curly Maple
  • Scale: 25"
  • Weight: 5.5 lb.
  • Nut Width: 1-7/8"

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      Comments about Gold Tone PBS-M Paul Beard Squareneck Resonator Guitar:

      In researching my PBS-M I read where several cheaper models were blemished when shipped and had to be returned. I was very nervous while waiting for mine. It arrived yesterday, and it is perfect! This instrument would sell at a much higher price. The tone is mellow and loud. The weight is just heavy enough. I have been bragging about it all over town. I immediately ordered a deluxe arch top case from Beard Guitars. An instrument this nice has to have a case for protection. If you're looking for a great deal in an instrument like this, you will not find a better deal.


      Great resonator - nothing else in this price range compares

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          Comments about Gold Tone PBS-M Paul Beard Squareneck Resonator Guitar:

          This is my second resonator and I love it. My 1st was a Gibson Hound Dog which isn't bad, but it is a beginner reso and has a cheaper cone, some rattles, and isn't as playable and doesn't have near the tone quality that the Gold Tone Paul Beard does.

          In this price range, you won't find a better Resonator. One thing I did is replace the screen sound hole covers with screen-less sound hole rings : You'll want to find part RTR2 - Beard Screenless Soundhole Rings to do this. It's not necessary for the playability or good tone, but there is a slight boost in the lower strings sound when you have no screens.

          Tools : Hair Dryer, Dental Floss, Hot Glue Gun
          Process :
          Use the hair dryer on high to heat the old screen covers. they are held in with hot glue, work circular - be smart about this and don't ruin the instrument. Mine got quite hot, but I'd heat for 45 seconds, check, heat for another 20 seconds, check, etc..
          Once the screen cover is hot enough, work the dental floss under the lip of the ring and 'floss' around the entire cover. The cover should come up when you tug on the floss. If it does not, head some more. I needed a little pressure, but I didn't have to tug hard or feel like I was going to break something.
          Clean up the excess glue (maybe need to let it cool down) using your finger to roll it. It takes a bit of work. Don't scrape it, roll it.
          "Dry" fit the new rings to be sure you've removed enough glue and the area is clean and won't show any glue or mess. Use the hot glue gun to apply a few dabs of glue (3 - 4 small dabs will do ya) around the naked tone hole inside where the new cover will fit - you don't want any glue visible. Gently press the new rings into the hole, wait 30-60 minutes for everything to cool down and enjoy.

          I like the look and tone of a screen-less reso.

          In order to get better tone, you need to step up to a Tom Warner Appalachian or Byrl Guitars which are priced higher. For what they are and their price, nothing competes

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