Beard Resonator Cone for Spider Bridge

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The same carefully crafted aluminum alloy cones that give Paul Beard's renowned resonator guitars their powerful depth and brilliant treble response.

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Beard Resonator Cone for Spider Bridge

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The same carefully crafted aluminum alloy cones that give Paul Beard's renowned resonator guitars their powerful depth and brilliant treble response.

Individually hand-spun to exacting standards in Paul Beard's shop, these cones are an excellent choice to bring out the best in your Dobro® or resonator guitar.

Includes tension screw.
10-9/16" (26.83cm) diameter
1-13/32" (35.72mm) depth


Product Instructions

Spider-bridge Resonator Guitar Setup

A step-by-step for setting up a spider bridge resonator.

Product Instructions

Resonator Guitar Set-up Techniques

An introduction to setting up a resonator guitar.

Product Instructions

Resonator Guitar Spider Bridge & Cone

Installation instructions for a Spider Bridge and cone.

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I expected more.

By Alan Day from Cape Town, South Africa
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 19, 2013


I bought and installed the Beard cone and based on the reviews here, was expecting some sort of religious-like revelation. It was not at all like that, probably due to my lack of ôset up savvyö. My ôDobro likeö guitar is Chinese made for which I paid about $300. (You are lucky to see ANY rezos in this country!) It now has a Beard bone nut and the Legend cone. It is not louder, does not seem to sustain more, nor does it have a very different sound but where the Beard makes a difference is in clarity. Defiantly a smoother and more clearly defined sound. I only wish there was some expert here in South Africa who could ratify my installation efforts or get me more out of it. Happy. Tuners next.

Beard Sider Cone

By resonata from sweden
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 07, 2012


Compared to the stamped cone my 30¦s Regal had,the Beard has improved the sound. I¦m curious to hear if the sound will mature over time.

Great sound

By Michel Boissonneault from Qu+¬bec, Cab
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 04, 2012


I've put it in my custom built resonator guitar. Gives a warm and sustained sound. 1/4" higher than the economy model. Used a premade biscuit from Stewart-Macdonald. Great packaging. No worries with shipping. Thank you Stewmac!

Resonator Guitar Upgrade

By Ian Brown from England
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I purchased a second hand Fender FR50 resonator guitar for a very low price knowing from reviews it was never going to give me anything close to a National Triolian sound, and it didn't. I read Dan Brooks article on this web site on setting up resonators and decided to strip the FR50 down. The construction quality inside was surprisingly good. However the quality of the cone, spider and saddle left a lot to be desired. I purchased a 10 1/2" Beard resonator cone and an ebony topped maple saddle from Stewmac and a lighter more easily adjustable spider bridge from a guitar shop in the UK. I followed Dan Brooks article to the letter and finished the setup with a new set of Martin 13/56 Blue Grass strings.I am absolutely blown away by the result. I reckon I now have the best sounding Fender FR50 anywhere. The volume, tone and sustain are superb, due in the main (I'm sure) to the Beard cone. The total cost of the guitar including the upgrade is still under $300!

Resophonic Long Neck Banjo

By RUSS LEWIS from Seattle
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I choose the Beard Spider Bridge Cone over the Biscuit style for that more of a Dobro sound. It was just what was needed for my Resophonic long Neck Banjo project. This added to beautiful inlaid neck and the resonator brakets really brought it all together. It looks great and sounds great.

WOW!!!

By 812 GUITARS from Greenwich, CT
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 26, 2011


I heard plenty about Beard cones and how great they are... Well, they are! I recently picked up knockoff Dobro that had a less than impressive sound. I literally dropped the beard cone in and POP it woke up. Granted, there is the usual amount of tweaking needed to get things right but I can not say enough good things about this cone. Imagine the only problem with your Resonator Guitar is that it's too loud.

5796   For spider bridge, 10-9/16" dia. 

By Goyo Delta Blues from Buenos Aires
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 15, 2011


buena calidad del cono y sonoridad, solo que mi luthier me dijo que tenia mala terminacion en los bordes, eso me trajo un gasto adicional de 35 dolares rectificarlo, ahora quedo bien

Unsurpassed Tone and Bass

By Francisco Fidalgo from Portugal
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 10, 2010


My cheap roundneck resonator import just turned into a higher profile guitar thanks to the Beard Cone. When the set up is done and strings are back on place, the difference is already noticeable: The sound is bassier and high notes on the 12th fret and beyond sound clearer. The full power of the cone will be achieved as the guitar is played throughout the upcoming weeks and the cone fits more and more the structure of the guitar. It already sounds good, it will get even better. Let down: The cone is very thin and fragile. Its easily bendable. Use caution setting up your guitar. It may not fit your guitar for some minor inches - in my case 0,07 inches/2 mm. Again, use caution and steady hands, and trim around the cone to obtain a shape that fits inside your guitar without forcing it, otherwise it will bend. Overall: It is worth for the difference of sound you obtain in your resonator guitar and get it closer to a real Beard or National.

Dobro Project

By John Lewis from Bakersfield, Ca
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 30, 2010


I built a Dobro without a sound well, it is also Dreadnought size. I tried the biscuit bridge which was perfect but would not work with my design. I'll use the Spider bridge instead. The Beard cones are very well made and I would rate them as one of the best available



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