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Oct 14, 2021 - 1:47:23 PM

timacn

USA

23 posts since 5/1/2010

I bought a beautiful, mint condition Short Mountain Patriot Dobro a few months back with the intention of learning dobro. My learning was not going very well and I decided to list it here on Reso Hangout for what I paid for it: $1600 with a mint condition HSC. I would also pay shipping and insurance.

A potential buyer inquired as to the original list price of the instrument and I cannot find it. I asked the original owner but haven't heard back.

I don't know much about dobros, but I've been around fretted instruments for 50 years and I recognize that this is a top shelf/well made instrument.

Does anybody know what a Short Mountain Patriot Dobro sold for new? Thanks for your help.

Oct 14, 2021 - 4:31:01 PM

99 posts since 3/20/2015

You could try reaching out the builder at his Reverb page Short Mountain Guitars

Oct 14, 2021 - 5:23:15 PM

timacn

USA

23 posts since 5/1/2010

Hi Mark. I did contact somebody at Short Mountain via their facebook page, but the person who responded did not have the price for that dobro in 2018, when it was built.

Oct 15, 2021 - 2:20:55 PM

1295 posts since 1/14/2011

quote:
Originally posted by timacn

A potential buyer inquired as to the original list price of the instrument and I cannot find it. I asked the original owner but haven't heard back.


At the risk of being impertinent, why does the buyer feel that original list price is in any way germane to the currently listed resale price? I don't see any other listings for Short Mountain Patriot Dobros...

I would tell the buyer that you can't recall and neither can anybody else you know...

Edited by - Oboe Cadobro on 10/15/2021 14:21:33

Oct 15, 2021 - 3:57:54 PM

Balsanova

Canada

37 posts since 1/22/2013

I'm the owner of a Patriot Dobro, which I bough used. At the time I bought it, a new one listed on Doug's web site was $2000.00. The year was 2007 and mine is a keeper.

Oct 15, 2021 - 5:06:42 PM

timacn

USA

23 posts since 5/1/2010

Thanks, Balsanova. I appreciate your info.

Oct 15, 2021 - 5:26:05 PM

timacn

USA

23 posts since 5/1/2010

Reply to Dane: Thanks for your input, Dane. I think the buyer wanted to know how close to the original list price my listed price was. I understand what you are saying. Prices go up and down on used instruments so the original list price is often irrelevant. (Try to buy an original Gibson Mastertone or Les Paul or Fender Strat, for example.) But I also understand why a potential buyer might want to know the original price of the instrument. I will say that the Short Mountain dobro is very well built, good looking, and good sounding.

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