The Twelfth Fret is pleased to present the new Michael Messer Woodbody Blues Resophonic Guitar 28 & Blues 36.
The Michael Messer Blues 28 is a single cone biscuit-bridge resonator guitar based on the original 1928 wood-bodied Triolian. The Michael Messer Blues '28 is built very close to original 1920s specifications and it has the classic wood-bodied resonator guitar sound and feel.
The Michael Messer Blues 36 is a single cone biscuit-bridge resonator guitar based on 1930s wood-bodied resophonic guitars. The Michael Messer Blues 36 is built very close to original 1930s specifications and it has the classic wood-bodied resonator guitar sound and feel.
The National String Instrument Corporation invented and introduced the first Resophonic guitars in 1927, using a tri-cone, metal body design worked out by John Dopyera and George Beauchamp. Dopyera soon left the company to form Dobro with his brothers. National introduced the lower cost, single cone and wood bodied Triolian in 1928, a metal body version in 1929, and offered it until 1938 though the company merged with Dobro in 1932.
Michael Messer is a well known English guitarist, who has over the years focussed on steel and slide guitars. His line of resophonic guitars draws from his decades of experience playing these instruments, and aims towards an affordable but high-quality guitar.
Messer's have a big, chunky, pre-war style neck which is fitted with a modern fully adjustable truss rod.
Finish: Sunburst Finish
- Scale length: 640 mm (25.2 inches).
- Nut width: 46 mm (1.81 inches).
- Model: Blues 28 (12-Fret) & Blues 36 (14-Fret)
- Includes: Hard case
- B-Stock Models have cosmetic blemishes and/or other flaws that do not affect playability