Modern Gretsch Guitars

nylons on a resonator (and introductory post)

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Del Vecchio cone is not the same as a National cone. The guitar is made for either nylon or silk and steel strings. The coverplate is wood, and is the cutout for the cone well.

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I've actually not been able to find any confirmation that Del Vecchio resonators were ever made for anything other than standard steel strings. I even asked Paul McGill (who makes the $$$ improved copies), and as far as I understood it was Chet Atkins who started experimenting with different strings. I also wrote to Del Vecchio themselves (they still make Dinamicos), but they never bothered to reply.

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but in the videos on the web, where Chet embraces his DV, the strings always look like metal !!!! No???

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Can you give me an example of a piece from his discography, where Chet uses nylon strings?


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