Recently, Katy Daly and Jen Hitt of WAMU and BluegrassCountry.org traveled to Hagerstown, MD with Mike Auldridge to visit the shop of resonator guitar maker Paul Beard. They recorded their discussions with Beard and put them together to broadcast as a special program called Resonator Guitar 101.
The show airs for the first time today on Bluegrasscountry.org at 6:00 p.m., and will reair daily (except Saturdays) through the rest of January.
Mike and Paul take Katy on a tour of the shop, and explain the various techniques and technology required to build a modern resonator guitar. Mike also tests a few of the newly constructed instruments on the show.
Here is the Resonator Guitar 101 schedule for the rest of this month (1/07).
Mondays at 10:00 a.m. (1/15, 1/22, 1/29)
Tuesdays at 6:00 a.m. (1/16, 1/23, 1/30)
Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. (1/17, 1/24, 1/31)
Thursdays at 5:30 a.m. (1/18, 1/25)
Fridays at 3:00 a.m. (1/19, 1/26)