Monday, 2 September 2013

Vintage one-off prototype brass-bodied resonator guitar - possibly by Charles Brasher
Here's a potential interesting piece of history if only it could be conclusively identified. The seller believes that this prototype brass-bodied resonator may be the work of Charles Brasher.

Charles E Brasher was a Canadian inventor, metalworker and maker of stringed instruments in the early to mid 1930s. Inventions include a novel cone for the resonator guitar, patented in Canada in 1935.

Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $1,499.

G L Wilson

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  1. Something tells me this was made after the Telecaster was invented? In fact I'm willing to bet it's from the '80s when Dire Straits made people start buying resonators again...

    1. Indeed, it would be a very forward-looking design if it were from the 1930s.

    2. I like the way the end of the fretboard is shaped to line up with the sound holes and the body shape though-that's really nicely done!

  2. I thought the same about the Tele influence. It does have nicer curves than a Tele. It is really handsome.

  3. This guitar has absolutely NOTHING to do with Charles Brasher.



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