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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Short Mountain Square-neck Resonator or Gold Tone Paul Beard PBS-M?

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timacn - Posted - 07/05/2021:  22:34:32

I do not play dobro but would like to learn. I was thinking about buying a Gold Tone Paul Beard PBS-M (based on somebody's recommendation) but I recently was offered a chance to buy a Short Mountain Square Neck Resonator (solid maple) for roughly the same price. I accessed the Short Mountain website on line and it looks like they make solid instruments.) Would the Short Mountain be the better deal over the Gold Tone PBS-M? Thanks for your help.

cc7 - Posted - 07/06/2021:  06:21:32

It looks legitimate. I would take a chance on the Short Mountain guitar. 

I have been very fortunate with small makers.

Edited by - cc7 on 07/06/2021 06:22:56

Balsanova - Posted - 07/06/2021:  10:39:03

I've owned a Short Mountain Patriot guitar for several years now and I couldn't be happier with it. It's beautifully made from very high quality materials and looks & sounds great.

MarkinSonoma - Posted - 07/06/2021:  11:19:32

I have only seen Short Mountain resonators  in pictures, but I've come across a number of positive reviews like the one above from Dennis.

He also makes some beautiful flattops.

If the price is that good - it's a no brainer - get the Short Mountain before it's gone. 


Balsanova - Posted - 07/06/2021:  14:01:19

I've added a picture to my album that I saved from Short Mountain's old web site. I've built a variety of acoustic and electric lap steels myself and IMHO the build quality doesn't get any better than what Doug Spencer does.

timacn - Posted - 07/06/2021:  19:20:40

Thanks to you guys for the advice. I bought it. As I pointed out to the seller, this might be the very instrument I need to propel myself to musical stardom.

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