Modern Guitar Innovations – 1929 – Single Cone Spider Resonator Guitar

When we last left our heros, the inventors of the resonator guitars, George Beauchamp had patented the single cone, biscuit bridge resonator guitar. It is likely that John Dopyera was the true inventor and that George Beauchamp patented a discarded design of John Dopyera’s. John had secretly been working on…

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Modern Guitar Innovations – 1928 – Single Cone Biscuit Resonator Guitar

Who invented the first single cone resonator guitar? The answer to this question led to considerable anomisity among the likely candidates and even law suits. George Beauchamp applied for and was granted a patent (#1,808,756) for this invention. He was one of the founders of the National String Instrument Corporation.…

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