Serial No. D-052-96
This guitar was built for Mike Auldridge as the prototype for the Dobro brand, Mike Auldridge Model.
This model never went into production. It is made of made of maple plywood, has an ebony fretboard with a heart and flower inlay, fan coverplate and chrome parts. Other custom details include #14 spider, Dobro cone, Grover tuning machines, MOP inlayed Dobro logo on peg head and a translucent black finish with white plastic binding on body and neck. The original deluxe hard shell case with Dobro logo is included.
Guitar features are:
24 1/2” scale length
4” thick body
14 1/4” wide lower bout
10 5/8” wide upper bout
Neck stick construction with parallelogram soundwell
Maple bridges and bone nut
This guitar is in excellent condition with slight pick scratches on neck back. The name “Auldridge” is written on the inside of the guitar. The guitar is in original state from when Mike last played it.
A signed letter of authenticity by Elise M. Auldridge dated September 13, 2013 along with a letter dated March 14, 2013 from The State of Maryland designating Elise M. Auldridge as administrator of the estate of Mike D. Auldridge.
Allegedly, this Dobro prototype, through a collaboration with Mike, inspired the Beard MA series; Mike’s signature resonator guitar.
Since acquiring this historic instrument it has been used for stage and studio work. It exhibits a commanding voice and exceptional tonal quality.
Satisfaction is a must. Please note our return policy. We are not just thinning the herd but are in the process of selling the farm...
We are fortunate to have acquired several of Mike’s stage, studio and personal instruments including prototypes. Mike’s three MA-8 custom built Beard 8-string resonators used on stage will be offered as a collection or individually. His stage 8-stings included G6, A6 and C6.
A custom built 1975 interchangeable neck Dobro will also be offered and includes an original 10-string neck serial no. D 523-5 in addition to a ca. 1980 8-string neck serial no. 1606 1D SP 10. This one of a kind resonator was possibly Mike’s first experiment using more than 6 strings.
For questions and/or additional photographs feel free to contact me by reply or by cell phone at (207) 542-3820. Thank you for your interest.
United States, Waldoboro, ME, 04572
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Condition of Item(s):
Used - Excellent Condition
Cell phone: (207) 542-3820
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