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Aug 10, 2020 - 8:59:03 AM
2 posts since 8/10/2020

Picked up an old Dobro but i dont know much about it. Is it a model 19? 25? 27? Curious about model, year, desirability/rarity, and value. It really is a nice looking guitar and a cool piece of history. Ive played here and there and i might keep it for myself. i have attached 3 photos but can provide more information if necessary




 

Aug 10, 2020 - 9:07:46 AM

2093 posts since 8/5/2008

1930's Model 25. Non original tailpiece. First one I've seen with a solid headstock. Value ? 700-900. Very popular model on ebay.

Aug 10, 2020 - 9:22:30 AM

2 posts since 8/10/2020

wow otdobro thanks. i can only imagine the history of this guitar, though it could have just sat in someones attic for 60 years.

Aug 10, 2020 - 10:25:17 AM

2093 posts since 8/5/2008

I have a squareneck one of those. Ser. no. A2415. Not having a sound well plus having "F" holes, has the potential for the top of the body to sink. I keep it slack tuned because of this.

Aug 16, 2020 - 5:21:27 AM

MC5C

Canada

249 posts since 4/22/2015

My 1935/6 model 25 14 fret round neck has the slotted headstock, and is bound top and back with a single ivory binding. My understanding is they went to the non-slotted headstock in 37/38 timeframe, so I'd put yours in that timeframe. They did use odd tailpieces on the lower end instruments. Regal factory made by then. I play mine lap style, with a nut extender and in low G tuning. It has a quite a lot of "relief", a polite way of saying the neck is warped... :)

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