So I'm building my first resonator, it will be a 4 string baritone. 30" scale, tuned BEAD. Looks like I'm going to use one of Old Lowe's 9" resonators w/ a biscuit.
The thing I'm wondering is what to build the body out of? I'd love for it to sound as bass-y as possible, so that's making me think wood. Does anyone know what types of wood and what thicknesses I should be angling for here?
Also, I live with 3 welders (am learning a bit myself), and a metal box would be more portable when travelling...but I'd lose a ton of the bass sound there, right? Hmm, desisions. Maybe I will have to build two.