Make Cool Sound Effects With Another Guitar Family Instrument: The National Resonator

For very cool sound effects, watch Nick Russo’s demo of the National Resonator Slide. A resonator guitar or resophonic guitar is an acoustic version of the instrument that has its sound produced by one or more spun metal cones called resonators, instead of the wooden sound board. The original goal when resonators were designed was to have an instrument louder than conventional acoustic guitars. As a result, you have a very distinctive sound that can be heard, notable in music such as the blues.

In addition to being a member of the Great Neck Music Conservatory faculty, Nick Russo leads a life as a full-time performer appearing regularly at many of the most important music venues in New York City. Nick can be seen and heard playing guitar in the Sam Mendes film “Away We Go” and is the author of “Metallica, Legendary Licks series vol. 1 & vol. 2” published by Hal Leonard.

Do your still have questions about string instruments or want to learn more about Nick Russo? Call Great Neck Music Conservatory at (516) 466-3994.