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

Andy Hall's new guitar from Paul Beard

Just when you thought there was nothing new happening.

Second passive cone installed for sympathetic "sparkle".

Carry on.


Dobro Featured on Bluegrass Junction's TrueGrass Show

Prompted by the recent death of Tut Taylor, Chris Jones featured classic dobro in this week's TrueGrass show on Sirius/XM's Bluegrass Junction. The 3-hour show aired this afternoon (Friday 4/17/15), is rebroadcast over the weekend (Sunday?) and is available on demand.

Plenty of Tut, of course (both his own recordings and those with John Hartford's band), plus lots of Mike Auldridge, Josh Graves, Jerry Douglas, Gene Wooten and others. Since Chris's show showcases classic bluegrass that has "aged" at least twenty years, Rob Ickes (who actually lived with Chris and his wife when he first moved to Nashville) was aired on just one song off the first Blue Highway album. In addition to spinning the music, Chris discussed some dobro history including the invention by the Dopyera brothers and Uncle Josh being responsible for our instrument making its way into bluegrass. Hardly anything I hadn't heard before, but assembled in a wonderful program. Definitely worth a listen!

Beard 2011 Odyssey Square Neck


Mint condition, beautiful red stained mahogany guitar.  This instrument really sings out, great sustain with warm, full resonance. Equiped with Jerry Douglas Signature Series Aura Imaging pickup and pedal, deluxe tweed case, Tipton and Scheerhorn bars, as well as original Douglas - Scheerhorn capo. Certificate of authenticity. Birth date 1/6/2011. Less than 100 hours playing time. Never played out. $3,900 o/bo. More pics available on request. Contact:



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