A big thanks to Steve Winters (aka 2BUCKS) for sending me this OMI Dobro catalog from the mid '80s. It seems the Dopyera and Lazar family were pretty tight with the marketing budget - much of what is here is a carryover from the circa 1974/75 version which has been shared on the web for a number of years, but with some new additions.
Click on the pdf below to open. Steve's copy has some hand written retail prices, interesting to see what these guitars were going for when new ballpark 35 years ago.
Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 12/12/2019 12:13:43
What a great find! Already saved in my archives. Thanks very much guys.
I have a 1975 OMI brochure that I lent to Howard Parker a few years back for his Resoguit website. I can't seem to access the page anymore, something to do with an outdated Picasa program.
Hey Jim...if you ever find it, would love to have you post it here so I can add this one to my archives too.
Oh..Picasa went away. Thanks for the heads up. Jim. Let me see what I can do to correct that.
Howard, if you'd rather not deal with it on Resoguit, the mid '70s OMI Dobro catalog has been on the Notecannons website for years along with other cool Dobro and National scans. Quite a bit of prewar material, "Mr. Notecannons" whoever that might be has added a lot of newer items since I first discovered his site some years ago. .
There is even a site, the name of which escapes me at the moment (MusicSteve.com maybe?) but I have to be somewhere so I can't look it up right now, and one can purchase some Dobro scans if so inclined.
In the meantime here is the link to Notecannons:
Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 12/12/2019 14:55:21
Either way...One of these days the website will get a refresh.
Google archived all the Picasa files to Google Photos. I checked and it's all there.
To find the time...
Edited by - hlpdobro on 12/12/2019 17:59:10
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