Dean resonators produce sound by carrying string vibration through the bridge to one or more spun metal cones (resonators), instead of to the soundboard (the guitar top). Resonator guitars were initially designed to be louder than regular acoustic guitars, which were overwhelmed by traditional band instruments such as horns and percussion. They became prized for their distinctive sound, however, and later found new life with several musical styles (bluegrass, blues, and rock) well after electric amplification solved the issue of insufficient guitar sound levels. Set yourself apart with a Dean Resonator acoustic guitar today. Get your wings!