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250 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: Individual
Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: 3500 ($US) (bought USED)
This reso is loud ! It will cut through any jam when your time comes. Tooter Meredith built the guitar and set it up for me when I contacted him. Even thought I was not the original owner Tooter still backed his work and even upgraded it for me to bring it up to the level of his current reso's. It has the punch and growl you would expect, yet it is bright . It is a good mix
Sound Rating: 10
Haven't done anything to it other than play as much as possible. The more I play it, the more set it becomes in the tone woods.
Setup Rating: 10
I was at Uncle Dave Macon Days here in Murfreesboro and had folks snapping pictures of it and commenting on it. Even made the evening news ? Tooter used both herringbone and binding around the edges. Back and sides are flame brazilian rosewood bookmatched, with a bear claw spruce top. All the hardware is gold plated. It is a pretty thing I must say.
Appearance Rating: 10
It will out last me.
Reliability Rating: 10
You can't beat Tooter. Super nice guy, and a reso player himself so he knows what you are looking for in an instrument.
Customer Service: 10
The finger board has mother of pearl frets that are even with the board. The binding and hardware are very cohesive.
No cheap parts here.
Components Rating: 10
There are lots of reso's out there and a lot of good builders. I am sure if check out Tooter Meredith you will be impressed with his craftsmanship of the instrument. You can't go wrong with a Meredith!
Overall Rating: 10