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Dobro Logo
Dobro Headstock
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Dobro is a registered trademark now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar.

1928 Dobro style 37 tenor guitar from Lowell Levinger's collectionThe name has a long and involved history that is interwoven with that of the resonator guitar. Originally coined by the Dopyera brothers when they formed the Dobro Manufacturing Company, in time it came to commonly mean a resonator guitar, or specifically one with a single inverted resonator. This particular design was introduced by the Dopyeras' new company, in competition to the already patented Tricone and biscuit designs owned and produced by the National String Instrument Corporation.

The Dobro brand later also appeared on other instruments, notably electric lap-steel guitars and solid-body electric guitars and on other resonator instruments such as Safari resonator mandolins.

When Gibson acquired the trademark in 1994, the company announced that it would defend its right to Dobro's exclusive use.



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Models


Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck

Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck
  • 2009-Current

Body:

  • Laminated maple body
  • 2 f-holes on upper bout

Neck:

  • Set mahogany round-neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Double-dots at 15th & 19th frets
  • Round-top headstock with Dobro logo decal
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 25" Scale Length
  • 1.75" Nut Width

Binding:

  • 1-ply Black body binding

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Dobro single-cone resonator
  • 10.5" coverplate with fan patterns
  • Spider bridge with ebony capped maple base
  • Hourglass tailpiece
  • Grover tuners

Colors:

  • Vintage Brown (??)



Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck

Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck
  • 2009-Current

Body:

  • Laminated maple body
  • Flame maple top
  • 2 mesh-covered sound holes
  • 3.5" body depth

Neck:

  • Set mahogany round-neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Double-dots at 15th & 19th frets
  • Round-top headstock with Dobro logo decal
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 25" Scale Length
  • 1.75" Nut Width

Binding:

  • 1-ply Black body binding

Electronics:

  • Fishman resonator pickup

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Dobro single-cone resonator
  • 10.5" coverplate with fan patterns
  • Spider bridge with ebony capped maple base
  • Hourglass tailpiece
  • Grover tuners

Colors:

  • Vintage Brown (??)



Dobro Hound Dog Squareneck

Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Squareneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Squareneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Squareneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Squareneck
  • 2009-Current

Body:

  • Laminated maple body
  • 2 f-holes on upper bout

Neck:

  • Set mahogany square-neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Double-dots at 15th & 19th frets
  • Round-top headstock with Dobro logo decal
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 25" Scale Length
  • 1.75" Nut Width

Binding:

  • 1-ply Black body binding

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Dobro single-cone resonator
  • 10.5" coverplate with fan patterns
  • Spider bridge with ebony capped maple base
  • Hourglass tailpiece
  • Grover tuners

Colors:

  • Vintage Brown (??)



Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Squareneck

Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Squareneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Squareneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Squareneck
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Squareneck
  • 2009-Current

Body:

  • Laminated maple body
  • Flame maple top
  • 2 mesh-covered sound holes
  • 3.5" body depth

Neck:

  • Set mahogany square-neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Double-dots at 15th & 19th frets
  • Round-top headstock with Dobro logo decal
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 25" Scale Length
  • 1.75" Nut Width

Binding:

  • 1-ply Black body binding

Electronics:

  • Fishman resonator pickup

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Dobro single-cone resonator
  • 10.5" coverplate with fan patterns
  • Spider bridge with ebony capped maple base
  • Hourglass tailpiece
  • Grover tuners

Colors:

  • Vintage Brown (??)



Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody

Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody
Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody
  • 2014

Body:

  • Bell Brass body
  • 18.125" lower bout
  • 10.375" upper bout
  • 3.5" body depth

Neck:

  • Mahogany neck with 1960's SlimTaper profile
  • Neck-Stick joint
  • Sating finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Rounded Dobro headstock with Vintage 4-color "Dobro" decal with harp
  • Dual-action truss rod
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 19 frets
  • 24.75" scale length
  • 1.75" nut width'

Hardware:

  • Nickle hardware
  • Hard maple saddle with ebony cap
  • Resonator style tailpiece
  • Bone nut
  • 18:1 ratio Grover mini-rotomatic tuners

Colors:

  • Nickel plated



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