Posted by banjopa1 on Saturday, June 9, 2012
I am a banjo player (at least I like to think I am) and love the sound of bluegrass dobro! I would like to get started and know NOTHING about purchasing one or where to start taking lessons. Any help would be appreciated. I don't really have a spending limit within reason, but would rather purchase a good instrument that holds it's value as opposed to an inexpensive one that will be hard to sell if it doesn't work out. Should it be wood or metal? Brand? Square neck or round? Thanks for any help anyone can offer. I'm all ears!
Saturday, June 9, 2012 @9:09:16 PM
Well unfortunately, there are no specific answers for you. If your looking to play Bluegrass Dobro you will want a square neck. In my estimation the best way to purchase is used. Why? Because of the statement you made concerning retaining it's value. If you buy new you will in fact lose money. If you buy used and smart, you can break even or profit or if you may take a slight loss, but certainly nowhere what you will on a new one. I do not own a new instrument and I can say I could get my money back or even more for any of mine than I paid. Patience is the key. Pretty much all listings will want top dollar, but in the marketplace today it will not happen, so depending on just how desperate the seller gets will determine the deal you in turn will get. Feel free to send me a message through the PM here. I do not like to post my e-mail address. Once you send one you will in fact have it though. Welcome to the Hangout. Good luck. Mike aka Grizz
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