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Found Dobro 1998 DWF60 round neck. Is this pre-Gibson?

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Jul 13, 2020 - 9:08:25 PM
25 posts since 7/6/2020

This is gloss maple finish with F-holes and Grover keys. Is it pre Gibson. and i would a 90 model be better. 90 is biscuit. 60 is biscuit. To play blues slide guitar with only lite fretting.

Thanks for any help,


Jul 14, 2020 - 11:02:33 AM

3271 posts since 7/27/2008

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If the guitar in question is truly a 1998 it means it was made by Gibson in Nashville. Not always a good thing - there was some sloppy work going on there, but they also made some nice Dobros prior to running the brand into the ground and relegating the Dobro product line to a Chinese factory. 

Gibson purchased Dobro in 1993 and guitars were still built in Huntington Beach, California until 1997. Sometime that year they shut the doors in "Surf City,"  transported the equipment to Nashville, and resumed production in 1998. Only one employee from California transferred to Tennessee - and not a builder, I believe it was a person in Accounting. 

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 07/14/2020 11:03:42

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