Mule Resophonic Guitar Club// Is there a mule kicking in your stall?

sloppychops

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My apologies. I forget to ID it. It is a 1959 Rodebald Hoyer "Rumba" acoustic archtop.
Here is a pic of Mr.Hoyer on the left in his shop. He passed away in 1964.
Cool guitar! Would like to see more photos. I've seen quite a few '60s arch top Hoyer branded guitars on Reverb, and would assume this is the same Hoyer whose name is carried on those.

EDIT: That headstock is wild!
 

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Cool guitar! Would like to see more photos. I've seen quite a few '60s arch top Hoyer branded guitars on Reverb, and would assume this is the same Hoyer whose name is carried on those.

EDIT: That headstock is wild!
Thanks. Most of the Hoyer guitars on Reverb and elsewhere are Arnold Hoyer guitars. Rodebald Hoyer guitars pop up occasionally. I think it is because Rodebald passed away a couple decades before Arnold.
They were no relation. They did live in the same region in Germany though.
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Thanks. Most of the Hoyer guitars on Reverb and elsewhere are Arnold Hoyer guitars. Rodebald Hoyer guitars pop up occasionally. I think it is because Rodebald passed away a couple decades before Arnold.
They were no relation. They did live in the same region in Germany though.
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Style!
A favourite place of mine for a morning out is Eltham Palace, in SE London. Parts of it are pure Art Deco. I think you should visit and have a play in the entrance lobby. CBB19971-AA13-4230-BD49-8705FB5ACDE7.jpg

If you've ever seen any of the Suchet as Poirot stories on TV, you've probably seen Eltham Palace.
 

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Hey @WingedWords. That is a beautiful room. I would play there all day if allowed. Ha!
I love the optimism and drive of Art Deco and it's era. Truly, I think the guitar has never gotten better than the invention of the tricone and biscuit resonators. But, electricity was just around the corner. Fast moving decades for sure.
 

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I joined the club yesterday, should arrive tomorrow. My first resonator. Single cone for me. I do like the looks of the Mavis…maybe I’ll get on the waiting list for one at some point. Seems like it would make fast friends with the Wide Sky P125.
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I joined the club yesterday, should arrive tomorrow. My first resonator. Single cone for me. I do like the looks of the Mavis…maybe I’ll get on the waiting list for one at some point. Seems like it would make fast friends with the Wide Sky P125. View attachment 1037113
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Looks good! Hope it arrives safely and you love it.

One of the toughest things I ever did was turn down the chance of ordering a Mavis. Just so completely the wrong time financially for me.
 

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Oh man! I hope so for you. It is like being a little kid again at Christmas. It will be worth the wait I am sure.
Definitely has vibe! I think with some fresh strings and a little oil on the tuning gears (and the fretboard), we’ll be in good shape! The seller really undersold the wood used on the neck, in my opinion. Beautiful subtle flame on the neck and great flame maple binding on the fretboard. I’m also very impressed with the sound of the pickup…sounds perfect driving stacked Tube Drivers. I think new strings will definitely help the attack/punch I get with fuzz, but the Tube Drivers can dial up the treble a bit and get great bite. It’s most certainly not set up for slide and I love that.

Is it cliche that the guy whose primary amp is a Tone King Imperial picked up a resonator and the the first thing he played was Romeo and Juliet?? 😁👍🏼
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Looks a good'un @Unionjack515 . I love the little variations that make limited production guitars different from each other. My Mule has similar wood figure in the roasted maple, but slightly less marked. The fingerboard binding has only very subtle flame, but Matt extended the binding round the peghead which I really like. I'm guessing yours is a similar age to mine (#359 from Jan 2018). 20221013_183828.jpg 20221013_183843.jpg
 

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Mule for sale in UK alert!


No connection with the sale except that I bought my Mule through James in 2018, my Royall tricone more recently and lots more bits and pieces since. A better chap to do business with I can't imagine.
 




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