The sad state of Dobro® in 2016

Remember the Dobro® resophonic guitar?

Go to and note that the domain name is now for sale.

Go to and try to find any mention of "dobro". Go ahead, I'll wait...

Go to - note the first bluegrass instrument listed is a lap steel.

Ah, they have three Dobro models - two round neck guitars and one square neck (

Nice job, Gibson.

I Heard the Bells

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This is my favorite carol. I recorded this a few years ago for a compilation Christmas album. I sing the song and play the guitar and overdubbed the dobro in the background. The extended outro is all dobro instead of reprising the vocal. It's a haunting song and the dobro accentuates the feel, IMHO. I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas! :) 

Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg November tour: Pittsburgh, Charlottesville VA, DC, Ashland VA, ResoSummit, Birmingham, Bristol...

Hi all - Chris Coole and I have a great little tour coming up - hope to see some of you in our travels:

Nov. 7: SongSpace at First Unitarian in Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 8: Prism Coffeehouse in Charlottesville, VA
Nov. 9: Allyworld (at Airshow Takoma Park), MD (DC area)
Nov. 11: Ashland Coffee & Tea in Ashland, VA
Nov. 13-14: ResoSummit in Nashville, TN (Chris will be in most my workshops to play rhythm guitar as needed, and we'll have a Friday afternoon set of music)
Nov. 14: Small Stages in Birmingham, AL
Nov. 15: Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA
Nov. 16: Brad's House Concerts in Baltimore, MD

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Dobro Identification

I’m looking at what I believe is a mid-1930’s model 37 Dobro.   Dark sunburst, no holes between the screens, solid head stock, laminated wood body, really yellowed plastic tuner buttons and original looking cover plate, Dobro decal, spider bridge and cone. I thought the serial number should have been on the top of the head stock, but instead 3 numbers stamped to one side of the headstock. Any info or ideas?  Thanks

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