What Is A Dobro?

I’ve seen a lot of confusion going on with the terminology, so in this video i try to clear this up and explain what is a dobro.

Video Lesson

 

 

Here is a picture of a single-cone spider-bridge resonator (photo credit National Reso-Phonic Guitars):

spider

 

And here is one of single-cone biscuit-bridge resonator (photo credit National Reso-Phonic Guitars):

biscuit

 

And finally tricone resonators (photo credit National Reso-Phonic Guitars):

tricone

 

If you want to learn more about the history of the resonator guitar, Dopyera brothers etc. then I highly recommmend this book written by the late Bob Brozman, a truly fascinating read:

 

 
 

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4 thoughts on “What Is A Dobro?

  1. I had some lessons previously and want too get back into it any help would be appreciated as there are not many teachers of dobro near Glen Innes NSW Australia

    1. Hi Aindriu, you can get started with my beginner series. Then if you want to learn some easy songs, have a look at my “Happy Birthday” or “Amazing Grace” series.

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