Resonator guitars have a unique sound. The resonator is usually associated with Delta blues, rock, blue grass and swampy slide. It is often played in open tunings and with a slide. The sound of a Vintage resonator guitar is very different from regular acoustic guitars. Most resonator guitars have a metal body and this gives a completely different tone to the wood body acoustic guitars. The key to the resonator guitar sound is the membrane in the top of the guitar body. This vibrates when the guitar strings are played and the membrane resonates, giving the unique resonator sound. The all metal resonator guitars have a very bright, sound that cuts through. The wood body resonator guitars still have the metal resonator enclosing the membrane and the sound is a cross between the wood body acoustic guitar and the full metal body resonators. The resonator guitar is for the guitarist who wants to move onto a new level of playing and once you have played a resonator and experimented with open tunings and a slide, you will be hooked.