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The Recording King RPH-R2-E Dirty 30s Minnie Bucker resonator blends classic tone with contemporary design. Boasting a hand-spun 9.5" European resonator cone and a mini humbucker pickup, this single 0-size resonator produces a bold, gritty tone perfect for delta blues and slide playing. The spruce top and white wood back and sides provide a focused, resonant tone, while the slim mahogany neck and ovangkol fingerboard offer a fast, comfortable playing feel.

Hand-Spun Resonator Cone Delivers Vintage Tone

At the heart of the Minnie Bucker's sound is a hand-spun 9.5" European resonator cone housed in a pedestal soundwell. The cone vibrates freely within the guitar's hollow body, producing a dry, throaty tone reminiscent of classic resonator guitars. Dual f-holes help shape the tone, balancing frequencies across the tonal spectrum. Whether playing fingerstyle or using a slide, guitarists will appreciate the Minnie Bucker's authentic resonator sound.

Mini Humbucker Provides Powerful Acoustic-Electric Voice

While the Minnie Bucker sounds great acoustically, plugging in unleashes its full sonic potential. A mini humbucker pickup transforms this resonator into an acoustic-electric powerhouse with a bold, swampy voice all its own. Guitarists can shape their tone using just the guitar's controls, dialing in everything from a crisp, cutting sound to a warmer, bassier voice. For live performance or recording, the Minnie Bucker delivers a resonant acoustic tone with the power and articulation of an electric guitar.

Vintage-Inspired Style, Modern Playability

As part of Recording King's Dirty 30s series, the Minnie Bucker resonator exudes vintage style. Details like checkerboard binding, f-holes, and a biscuit bridge give this guitar a retro vibe, while a satin finish and 12-fret neck joint provide a sleek, modern look. A slim, comfortable neck and 20-fret ovangkol fingerboard make the Minnie Bucker easy to play, appealing to new resonator players and experienced guitarists alike. This fusion of vintage inspiration and contemporary design results in an instrument that looks, sounds, and plays like no other.

Recording King RPH-R2-E Dirty 30s Minnie Bucker Resonator Blue
Recording King RPH-R2-E Dirty 30s Minnie Bucker Resonator Blue
Recording King RPH-R2-E Dirty 30s Minnie Bucker Resonator Blue

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  • Spruce top and whitewood body
  • Maple neck with C profile
  • Ovangkol fingerboard
  • Mini humbucker in neck position

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Body
  • Body type: Single Cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back & sides: Whitewood
  • Bracing pattern: Open soundwell
  • Body finish: Satin
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 1.687"
  • Fingerboard: Ovangkol
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: Biscuit bridge
  • Saddle & nut: Maple/ebony saddle & bone nut
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
Other
  • Tuning machines: Ivory button
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Sold Separately
  • Country of origin: China