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Bob Moore


From:
N. Rose, New York
Post Posted 6 Dec 2017 1:07 pm     Reply with quote

I have chance to purchase a like new Flinthill square neck dobro. Model FHD100S Resonator Guitar. What is a fair price. It is in perfect condition. I am unable to post pics. Thanks Bob Moore
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 6 Dec 2017 3:29 pm     Reply with quote

You can buy a brand new on on Amazon for about $500 https://www.amazon.com/Flinthill-FHD100S-Square-Resonator-Sunburst/dp/B001L8MDQE

So if it is used, $2-300. Never played one but I would be very hesitant to buy one of they are that cheap.
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Bob Moore


From:
N. Rose, New York
Post Posted 6 Dec 2017 3:35 pm     Reply with quote

Thank you. It would be a step up from my Morrel. Bob M
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John Limbach


From:
Billings, Montana, USA
Post Posted 6 Dec 2017 6:45 pm     Reply with quote

Contact your namesake, master luthier Bob Moore at Criterion Instruments. He made me a beauty.

www.criterioninstruments.com
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Brad Bechtel


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San Francisco, CA
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 5:18 am     Reply with quote

In my experience the Flinthill resonator guitar would not be an upgrade from the Morrell.

What’s your budget?
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Bob Moore


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N. Rose, New York
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 5:37 am     Reply with quote

Ball park 300 which is what I can get this one for. I got the cheapest Morrell I could get. The strings on the Morrell are not stiff as the Flinthill are. I am having a hard time to correctly explain the differencc.
When I press the strings on the Morrell they drop more that the Flinthill. I was showed the difference between a good Dobro than the Morrell. The strings went down more when playing on Morrell than a really good quality guitar. Now to clarify the Morrell that I have is a beginners. Excellent sound but as I said strings drop more when playing Flinthill. I also noticed that the end where strings start is a white plastic looking ( I know that it is not plastic)on flinthill. on Morrell it is metal. I hope you can understand what I am trying to say is the differene. Bob M
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 6:12 am     Reply with quote

If it was me, I wouldn't throw good money after bad. I'd wait until I had a bit more money and buy a decent dobro, There is currently a Gold Tone on the for sale section for $700 which would be an excellent dobro http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=323646
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Brad Bechtel


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San Francisco, CA
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 11:36 am     Reply with quote

It's going to be hard to find a better instrument than the Morrell for $300, but with a bit of looking you should be able to get a Gretsch G9210 squareneck guitar for around that price.
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Bob Moore


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N. Rose, New York
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 11:53 am     Reply with quote

Thank you everyone. I'll keep my Morrel. Bob M
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James Kerr


From:
Scotland, UK
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 12:11 pm     Reply with quote

Hello Bob,
I'm sure you will get a lot of very good advice here from people who know. I would like to just add a little more to the mix for you to consider.

If I was a player in a Band, doing session work, TV or Concerts and the Instrument would earn me money and pay its way, I would have no hesitation in spending a lot on it, but if like me you play for the pleasure of it then large sums of money can't be justified.

I haven't heard any of the instruments mentioned here and samples always help so I have attached a You Tube of my SX Dobro, which must be the cheapest, nastiest Guitar any of you have heard of. It cost me $100 3rd hand on Fleabay, I like it a lot, it does everything I ask of it and this Video has over 250,000 views so some other people appreciate it too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtdcPyS2dXg

PS. The strings came with it and at this time were 2 years old.

James.
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 1:40 pm     Reply with quote

Regal also makes some nice inexpensive resonators.
I especially like the Black Lightning:

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