Slingerland's oddball tenor guitar
MayBell "Cathedranola"

© Frank Ford, 2001; Photos by FF

"Cathedrandola." Now, that's a lofty sounding name for what is essentially a fake resophonic instrument! It is pretty stylish, though. What's interesting is the structure under the cover plate. . Instead of a metal resonator diaphragm, there's a recessed disc of spruce, complete with braces on the inside. Overall, the sound is mighty weak compared to a regular resophonic instrument, but it is a classy sort of tone. . .

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Here's what's under the cover plate.I guess they couldn't use a real aluminum resonator without running afoul of obvious patents. . .

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