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Photo of the front of Requintonator 20

= Requintonator™ Serial #20 ===

This is not technically a Mandonator™, but (like #15) a short scale resonator guitar with 6 strings. It's as if a standard guitar had a capo on the 5th fret, making the tuning A, D, G, C, E, A. More information and sound samples for the Requintonator™ are on the Requintonator™ Introduction page.


The optional features are:

  • 6 strings; scale 19.2"
  • Wenge body with curly koa binding

  • Herringbone and W-B-W purfling
  • Round ebony-lined soundholes
  • Maple neck with sunburst stain

  • Honduran rosewood fingerboard
  • Curvey, paddle-shape headstock with wenge veneer
  • Gold Mother of Pearl and abalone turtle inlay


Standard features include:

  • Spherically arched back
  • Radiused fingerboard
  • James tailpiece

  • Spider bridge and resonator cone
  • Gayle design coverplate

  • Gloss nitrocellulose finish by Addam Stark of Santa Cruz



Photo of the back of Requintonator 20

I wanted the maple neck to blend artistically with the body and asked Addam Stark to be creative with stain. As you can see, he did a beautiful sunburst, which looks terrific on the instrument.


Photo of the headstock of Requintonator 20

The headstock has wenge veneer inlayed with my logo and a turtle that I found irresistable.

Photo of the binding and purfling on the front of Requintonator 20


Here's a closer look at the binding and the Herringbone and B-W-B purfling.

Photo of the binding and purfling on the back of Requintonator 20


The purfling extends down both sides of the curly koa inlay strip in the center of the back.


You can see photos of this instrument under construction on its Shop Talk page.

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