This page features select gear and reso-related products: the Rob Ickes Model Wechter Scheerhorn resonator guitar, a new DVD-Video featuring a studio performance by Rob Ickes, with special guests Andy Leftwich on mandolin and Michael Alvey on piano, plus links to recommended instructional materials.

Performance DVD-Video New Release!
Rob Ickes: Contemporary Dobro ArtistryDVD-Video - Rob Ickes: Contemporary Dobro Artistry

In these intimate studio performances, Rob Ickes (Blue Highway, Three Ring Circle) is joined by bluegrass prodigy Andy Leftwich (Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Three Ring Circle) on mandolin, and then by jazz pianist Michael Alvey, for a powerful set of richly improvisational instrumental duets, followed by two signature solo works. The DVD includes a wide-ranging interview, a photo gallery, and a bonus audio CD of all 17 tunes from the DVD.

Release Date: 08/08/08

DVD length: 67 minutes
Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

Track List:
(click on loudspeaker to hear audio clips; our apologies that they are currently not functional for Firefox users)
1. Angeline the Baker Click for sound clip (see video, below)
2. I Am a Pilgrim
3. Be Thou My Vision
4. Monrobro
5. Wayfaring Stranger
6. Stanford and Son Click for sound clip
7. Made in France
8. Wheel Hoss
9. I'm Thinkin' Tonight of My Blue Eyes
10. Blackberry Blossom
11. Jack's BBQ Blues Click for sound clip
12. September Song
13. Lullaby of Birdland
14. Some Other Time
15. Stars Fell on Alabama
16. Ireland, Love of my Heart
17. The Old Rugged Cross

Price: $29.95 + $3 shipping (U.S. addresses). Please note that orders placed after December 17, 2008 will be shipped on January 2, 2009.

Note: The above video performance of "Angeline the Baker" can also be viewed here:

In the 2nd video, Rob plays a Model 6535R right out of the box, Tim and Rob discuss topics such as the "feel of the guitar", the geometry of the neck angle, the cone, and the mix of wood & metal. Rob sneaks in a micro-lesson, at 2:34, on playing in G minor.


SpecsRob Ickes Model Wechter Scheerhorn


Spruce top
Rosewood back and sides
Nato neck
Rosewood fingerboard
Flush maple fret markers and dot inlay
Ivoroid/herringbone binding
Round soundholes with screenless rings
Tortoise shell pickguard
"Rob Ickes" inlaid in fingerboard

GHS TS1600 Tim Scheerhorn Resonator strings
Hardshell Case included

Basik Amplification

(For info on the Schertler Basik with Wechter exclusive onboard preamp, go here.

Final setup in Wechter Guitar's Indiana shop includes installation of
 * bone nut
 * premium spun aluminum cone
 * cast aluminum spider
 * hard maple saddles with proprietary Scheerhorn model black cap
 * proprietary Scheerhorn internal baffle
 * chrome plated tailpiece and coverplate

You can order either version of the Rob Ickes Model Wechter Scheerhorn using Google Checkout. Domestic shipping is included. Foreign shipping varies widely; to find out what shipping charges will apply to your non-U.S. address, please send an email with your shipping address to before ordering. If you prefer to order using PayPal, you can do so at


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