SQUARENECK RESONATOR is a guitar equipped with an aluminium cone, well known under the name dobro. While the "Dobro" is a registered trademark now, the resonator guitar name is used for all kind of these of instruments nowadays.
We created, however, completely new kind of instrument – not only as to the design, but also as to the inner construction.
We do not use nor standard „soundwell“ neither „soundposts“ construction, but designed the top like a self-supporting guitar top with double-X braced top with integrated ground base for the resonator. We use also metal baffles integrated to the body at the end block area and also small metal baffles in the sound holes. All these elements together with standardly used Beard cones and the traditional „14-style” spider bridge give to this instrument excellent powerful sound that many contemporary players request.
This stock piece has figured Flamed Maple back and sides and neck. Together with Bearclaw Alpine Spruce top, all the instrument has very stylish sunburst, perfectly accompanied by vintage copper metal parts - coverplate, soundholes rings and Schaller GrandTune tuners. Dark-brown colored Flamed Maple fingerboard with pearl dots, as well as the top, is lined by white/brown rope binding. And our A-shape peghead, also with sunbursted Flamed Maple headplate with Ebony central part and our pearl RZW logo, just invites all dobro-players to join Rob Ickes and Jerry Douglas to play ROZAWOOD squareneck as well as them ...