Fender Brown Derby Resonator Overview by GAK:
Fender’s Brown Derby Resonator gives a jaunty tip of the hat to phenomenal round-neck reso-phonic sound and style. Pure resonator tone rings from the mahogany body and maple top, which features dual Fender “F” soundholes and a special Eastern European “Continental” cone of hand-spun aluminum. For an unmistakable Fender touch, a Telecaster headstock tops the mahogany neck, which also features a comfortable “C”-shaped profile and elegant French heel. Other fine appointments include a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with 16″ radius and black binding, aged white body binding with black-and-white purfling, bone nut, maple biscuit bridge, nickel hardware, vintage-style tuners with aged white plastic buttons, and brown stain finish.
MAHOGANY TELECASTER® NECK
A Telecaster headstock tops this instrument’s mahogany neck, which also features a comfortable “C”-shaped profile. It’s the timeless look and incredibly comfortable fretting-hand feel of one of the world’s greatest electric instruments on your acoustic instrument, with an extra dash of tone wood style.
An acoustic instrument body fashioned from mahogany exhibits a pleasingly warmer and darker tone than that produced by more conventional wood combinations (which makes it ideal for acoustic blues). It also takes stained finishes especially well, which is why you’ll often see all-mahogany instruments with lovely dark finishes.
HAND-SPUN EASTERN EUROPEAN “CONTINENTAL” CONE
The heart of the sound of any resonator guitar is its cone. The Continental cone is fashioned by craftsmen in Hungary using special aluminium alloys, spun by hand rather than pressed by machine for authentic and superior old-style tone with tremendous volume, brightness and responsiveness.