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1933 Dobro Slide Guitar Wooden With Case Original Vintage 1933 For Sale
1933 Dobro - estimating year with professional help - No model number which happened in 1930 - square head - red on the original logo - keys are white one side black the other (which is cool and probably means something?) Has really nice strings different than we have seen - plays (in the words of a guitar player) with amazingly great sound and he also called in a really nice guitar. The consignor is 91 and this was her dad's guitar he bought it new. It has an issue on the head , does not interfere with playing and may have been that way or may be age - no one can agree here on it - the consignor, a former model and Swedish Queen contestant at the 1939 San Francisco World's fair tells me she once has a conversation with Keith Richards and he said "if you ever sell it, let me know" which we did but have not heard back. It comes with some books and some rare vintage slides. Has been suggested by another er that this guitar was between 1933 aspatent number on Dobro is 1896484 with other pats pending. Please see all the pictures and please email me with all questions. There are no returns on this item - please ask all your questions prior to purchasing. email us via or call us 250-768-7303 we are on PST, West Coast, Canada. Buyer is responsible for all taxes and duties at border crossings. From Wikipedia - thank you The name Dobro originated in 1928 when the Dopyera brothers formed the Dobro Manufacturing Company. "Dobro" is both a contraction of "Dopyera brothers" and a word meaning "goodness" in their native Slovak (and also in most Slavic languages). An early company motto was "Dobro means good in any language."The Dobro was the third resonator guitar design by John Dopyera, the inventor of the resonator guitar, but the second to enter production. Unlike his earlier tricone design, the Dobro had a single resonator cone and it was inverted, with its concave surface facing up. The Dobro company described this as a bowl shaped resonator.The Dobro was louder than the tricone and cheaper to produce. In Dopyera's opinion, the cost of manufacture had priced the resonator guitar beyond the reach of many players. His failure to convince his fellow directors at the National String Instrument Corporation to produce a single-cone version was part of his motivation for leaving.Since National had applied for a patent on the single cone (US patent #1,808,756), Dopyera had to develop an alternative design. He did this by inverting the cone so that, rather than having the strings rest on the apex of the cone as the National method did, they rested on a cast aluminum spider that had eight legs sitting on the perimeter of the downward-pointing cone (US patent #1,896,484).In the following years both Dobro and National built a wide variety of metal- and wood-bodied single-cone guitars, while National also continued with the Tricone for a time. Both companies sourced many components from National director Adolph Rickenbacher, and John Dopyera remained a major shareholder in National. By 1934, the Dopyera brothers had gained control of both National and Dobro, and they merged the companies to form the National-Dobro Corporation.Man playing dobro.From the outset, wooden bodies had been sourced from existing guitar manufacturers, particularly the plywood student guitar bodies made by theRegal Musical Instrument Company. Dobro had granted Regal a license to manufacture resonator instruments. By 1937, it was the only manufacturer, and the license was officially made exclusive. Regal continued to manufacture and sell resonator instruments under many names, including Regal, Dobro, Old Kraftsman, and Ward. However, they ceased all resonator guitars production following the U.S. entry into the Second World War in 1941.Emil Dopyera (also known as Ed Dopera) manufactured Dobros from 1959 under the brand name Dopera's Original before selling the company and name to Semie Moseley. Moseley merged it with his Mosrite guitar company and manufactured Dobros for a time. Meanwhile, in 1967, Rudy and Emil Dopyera formed the Original Musical Instrument Company (OMI) to manufacture resonator guitars, which were at first branded Hound Dog. However, in 1970, they again acquired the Dobro name, Mosrite having gone into temporary liquidation.Along with the Dobro name, OMI was acquired by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1993. They renamed the company Original Acoustic Instruments and moved production to Nashville. Gibson now uses the name Dobro only for models with the inverted-cone design used originally by the Dobro Manufacturing Company. Gibson also manufactures biscuit-style single-resonator guitars, but it sells them under names such as Hound Dog and Epiphone. The Dobro was first introduced to country music by Roy Acuff.
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1933 Dobro Slide Guitar Wooden With Case Original Vintage 1933: $2,400