For this AG Sessions in Location Douglas performs “Foggy Mountain Rock,” a rocking bluegrass tune made popular by Josh Graves with Flatt and Scruggs. He also happily reveals some of the strategies he utilizes, while breaking down a couple parts of the song for anyone who wants to attempt it for themselves.
He likewise displays his Signature Blackbeard resophonic guitar, based off a 1928 Dobro, the first reso guitar he ever saw. Douglas’ all-mahogany design likewise has a “double hip shot,” which is a lever that allows him to change back and forth from G tuning to open D tuning.
If you wish to find out more, Douglas recently introduced a training course called The Resophonic Guitar, with Modern Music Masters. “I desired to put out a course that provided some easily comprehended beginning places for the beginner reso player … that likewise offers more sophisticated players and even fans of the instrument some insight into how reso guitars are constructed, played correctly, and how I approach making music on them.”