Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Resonator Guitar
Resonator guitars are not something that you see everyday in British music but has had strong roots and an undenyable impact on the history of modern music as we know it today. Using metal cones inside the guitar rather than relying on the natural wood top of the guitar, resonators were designed to be louder than your average acoustic in order to cut through during live performances.
However, volume is not the only thing that the resonator provides. The distinctive, metallic, twangy tones of the resonator worked wonders for blues and therefore it became a hallmark of the genre.
Dobro were an early pioneer of this unmistakable guitar since the 1920s and although now owned by Epiphone, are still producing some of the most desirable resonator guitars around... and at a seriously afforadable price range! The legendary Hound Dog is a force to be reckoned with in the world of resonators and with its remarkably playable "round neck", is everything a player could want from the instrument.
- Body and Top: Laminated Maple
- Neck: Mahogany
- Scale: 25”
- Neck joint: 12th fret
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with dot inlays
- Frets: 19
- Radius: 12”
- Nut: 1.75”
- Truss Rod: Single action
- Bridge: Spider with ebony capped maple base
- Resonator: Dobro cone
- Cover plate: Nickel plated fan, 10.5”
- Machine Heads: Grover
- Colour: Vintage Brown (VB)