Fender Brown Derby Resonator - Brown Stain

Acoustic Roundneck Resonator Guitar with Maple Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, Biscuit-style Bridge, and Hand-spun Cone - Brown Stain
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Fender Brown Derby Resonator - Brown Stain
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A Resonator with Fender Flare

Get Fender's Brown Derby Resonator acoustic guitar and add a new dimension to your tonal palette. If you're looking for smooth fingerstyle tones, growling strummed chords, or an ultra-sensitive slide sound, then this is the guitar for you. The maple top and mahogany back and sides deliver the big tone a resonator needs. And a hand-spun cone with a Biscuit-style bridge gives you that quintessential resophonic tone heard in so many recordings. Add killer resonator tone to your sound with the Fender Brown Derby Resonator.

Fender Brown Derby Resonator Guitar at a Glance:
  • Add unique resonator tone to your sonic palette
  • Plays just like a guitar
  • Hand-spun resonator cone gives this resonator classic sound
Add unique resonator tone to your sonic palette

As a guitarist, you're constantly looking for unique tones to spice up your music, right? The round neck Fender Brown Derby Resonator is your opportunity to add the unique flavor only a resonator can provide. Layered above your acoustic (or even electric) guitars, a dash of resonator can be just what the (mix) doctor ordered.

Plays just like a guitar

Fender's Brown Derby Resonator is amazingly playable. If anyone knows guitarists, Fender does. Leave it to them to build a resonator that plays just as easily as a standard acoustic guitar but sounds like something else, entirely! The C-shaped neck is comfortable and smooth playing. And the rosewood fretboard sports a 16" radius making it great for fingers or slide playing.

Hand-spun resonator cone gives this resonator classic sound

With a maple-topped body equipped with a hand-spun resonator cone, the Fender Brown Derby Resonator delivers that classic resonator tone. You'll love the iconic sound that you just can't get from anything but a true resonator. If you play blues, country, or similar styles, the Brown Derby Resonator may very well be your dream come true.

Fender Brown Derby Resonator Guitar Features:
  • Roundneck resonator with maple top and mahogany back and sides
  • Hand-spun cone gives you punchy resonator tones
  • C-shaped mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard with 16" radius offer a smooth playing experience
  • Bell brass nickel-plated tailpiece
  • Telecaster headstock adds a definitive Fender touch
  • Biscuit-style bridge delivers classic resonator tones

Get great resonator tone and easy playability with Fender's Brown Derby Resonator!
Note: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Resonator Type Biscuit
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Resonator
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Brown Stain
Finish Satin Urethane
Top Wood Laminated Maple
Back & Sides Wood Laminated Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
Binding Body: Aged White, Fingerboard: Black
Neck Shape Round
Number of Frets 20, Vintage
Scale Length 25"
Tuning Machines Vintage Style
Bridge Material Maple
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.73"
Strings Fender Dura-Tone 880L (.012-.052 Gauge)
Manufacturer Part Number 0955006092

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I have wanted a resonator for years and after some intense research and hearing other Resonator Guitars, I went with the Fender Top Hat. I was instantly blown away at the sound this thing produces. Warning, do not go to YOUTUBE to sample a listen. Those videos do no justice to how this Top Hat sounds. This Resonator sounds as good as a much more expensive Guitar. I am very pleased with my New Guitar. Also Sweetwater has thus far been excellent and has earned my loyalty and after my experience here, I will no longer do Business with the other Dealers. My Guitar arrived in perfect condition. Take a chance on the Fender, I think you will be over all impressed.

fender brown derby resonator

my guitar came tuned and in great shape ready to play. resonator boxes are a little different to play, but the guitar is easy to catch on to, and a great blues piece, and a great price, and value. Sweetwater will get all my business from now on.
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