• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Labor Day Inclusion 8-22-14 EXT

Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar  

  • Write a Review
Product #517823

We're sorry—this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Similar Items:
  • Rogue Classic Spider Resonator
    Rogue Classic Spider Resonator $229.99
  • See All Dobro Resonators
    Dobro

    An affordable, high-quality, U.S. made Dobro®.

    Crafted by Gibson's Bluegrass Showcase in Nashville, it features a laminated maple body, 10-1/2" spider-bridge resonator, and nickel-plated hardware. Its open sound and well-constructed design enhance and project the natural tonal balance. Hand-rubbed brown finish gives it a stylish vintage look.

    Features
    • Laminated maple body
    • 10-1/2" original spider-bridge resonator
    • Nickel plated hardware

    Get the Hound Dog and make it howl.

     
    Customer Reviews
    Loading....

    Review Snapshot®

    by PowerReviews
    DobroHound Dog Resophonic Guitar
     
    4.2

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great open E Blues

    I bought this guitar new about 4 years ago. I used to play it in standard tuning. I now use an open E tuning and sometimes an open D. I like the mellow...Read complete review

    I bought this guitar new about 4 years ago. I used to play it in standard tuning. I now use an open E tuning and sometimes an open D. I like the mellow tones not usually attainable in a reso. I ranked it low on features because there is no local volume. A problem I have been battling when playing with my band. I would also like to see a strap button for the top. It is awkward for me when standing to use a tie on strap. As far as quality the "Original Hound dog" stamp is completely illegible, due to way too much varnish. This has very little importance to me, but others might care. As for value, you get what you pay for in my opinion. Overall a great instrument if you are looking for tone, construction, and appearance. For different sounds try slides made of different materials. I have glass, brass, and ceramics that I use for different songs, it really makes a difference.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Really Disappointed

    I play rock to bluegrass, play a Martin D-18V and US Strat and Tele among many others. I played this guitar for an hour - new at a large retail music store. ...Read complete review

    I play rock to bluegrass, play a Martin D-18V and US Strat and Tele among many others. I played this guitar for an hour - new at a large retail music store. I was shocked at the poor workmanship. The F-holes were obviously cut with a tool that was too short and the remainder of the wood was apparently just punched out - edges were horrible. The finish had runs in it. The neck-body joint had glue/stain runs. And the nut was broken off on the low E. What an overpriced piece of plywood junk just because it has a Dobro label (which was even stamped crooked!). No volume or tone, and a crappy gig bag. Unbelievable for the price they are asking - I guess some people will pay just for the name.

    Reviewed by 16 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Initial Quality not Great!

    By Norm-w5wCp

    from Easton, PA

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

    I bought the Hound Dog Square-Neck model new from a local guitar shop. I am a novice and wanted to learn slide guitar on a medium-priced instrument. From the beginning the sound was flat and a little disappointing. I also had trouble keeping it in tune. Just after the warrenty ran out (3-years)the neck snapped completely off while I was tuning it one day (two wooden dowels/screws held it on and if there was supposed to be glue, there was none present). Gibson had no interest in helping with the repair because it was out of warrenty so I paid my local shop @$250 to fix the neck. Once they fixed it the guitar has been really great. Good sound quality now and keeps tune.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice

    By Resophonic-Guitar-Man

    from Swords Creek, VA

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

    This resophonic guitar is a very good starter. It has good sound, worksmanship, and sounds great through an acoustic amp. I bought this resophonic guitar at a local music store in my home town, and I love it. The only thing bad is that it has no case. It is worth it!!! Buy a case separatly if you have too. If you are looking for a bluesy or rock sound in a resophonic guitar don,t buy this one. This resophonic guitar is for bluegrass players such as myself, due to its dreamy deep bass tones and nice mellow high notes.Over All great resophonic guitar!!!!!! Eventually you may want to convert to a nice Scheerhorn, but that is my opinion.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great open E Blues

    By Axe

    from Illinois

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

    I bought this guitar new about 4 years ago. I used to play it in standard tuning. I now use an open E tuning and sometimes an open D. I like the mellow tones not usually attainable in a reso. I ranked it low on features because there is no local volume. A problem I have been battling when playing with my band. I would also like to see a strap button for the top. It is awkward for me when standing to use a tie on strap. As far as quality the "Original Hound dog" stamp is completely illegible, due to way too much varnish. This has very little importance to me, but others might care. As for value, you get what you pay for in my opinion. Overall a great instrument if you are looking for tone, construction, and appearance. For different sounds try slides made of different materials. I have glass, brass, and ceramics that I use for different songs, it really makes a difference.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Really Disappointed

    By Lost a Dobro Customer

    from Raleigh, NC

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

    I play rock to bluegrass, play a Martin D-18V and US Strat and Tele among many others. I played this guitar for an hour - new at a large retail music store. I was shocked at the poor workmanship. The F-holes were obviously cut with a tool that was too short and the remainder of the wood was apparently just punched out - edges were horrible. The finish had runs in it. The neck-body joint had glue/stain runs. And the nut was broken off on the low E. What an overpriced piece of plywood junk just because it has a Dobro label (which was even stamped crooked!). No volume or tone, and a crappy gig bag. Unbelievable for the price they are asking - I guess some people will pay just for the name.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    SOUNDS LIKE NASHLILLE

    By BLUESCITYLEON

    from Chicago suburbs

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

    I got this because it was a Gibson/Dobro. I wanted the sound and the fishman pickup. And I did not want the big price. I am happy. It has the sound and with a fishman preamp, I can get a national steel sound and a variety. BUT...this is a Dobro not a TELLIE, this instrument has high action for a reason....Slide...and the back roads Sound

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Way better than the reviews suggest

    By Mojo '69

    from Lakewood, CO

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

    I think price it what's make people leary of this reso. I bought mine used and it was considerably less than a new one. Honestly I can't find anything about this reso I don't like, the tone is great, the playability is great. I gave it 4.5 across the board because I don't think anything it's perfect but compared to similar reso's it stacks up. One thing to consider about a spider bridge reso is you're not ever gonna get that biscuit, brass body sound so if your complaint is it's not dirty enough you looked at the wrong tool for the job to begin with. This reso is geared for smooth sustaining bluegrass and old timey stuff.

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great Guitar

    By Bmgbluz

    from Nashville Tn.

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

    I've owned this guitar for about a year and have gigged and recorded with it. I really like the tone and the overall vibe of the guitar. I think its a great instrument overall , but its pretty pricey for a barebones axe. They could have at least added a volume and tone control on it. Get a hardshell case for it too.

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    Great Sounding Guitar Pity About The Neck

    By Bangkok Slider

    from Bangkok

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

    Loved this guitar when I bought it in Houston a year or so back. Great action and sound. 3 months later action had gone really high, access to truss rod adjustment nut under headstock cover was impossible to get a tool on. After required excavation of wood around the nut head to make space, cranking the truss rod drove the truss rod headstock end fitting throught the back of the neck. The truss rod had been set to far back in the neck....Gibson were not helpful. It stil sounds great but forget about playing it with your fingers.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    hounddog dobro

    By wes-XE34J

    from Wyoming

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

    Be careful please when buying this guitar. It does not play with a slide bar. Ths guitar plays like a normal guitar unless your bottlenecking it. This guitar is great for a bluesy effect, it sounds great!

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Hound Dog Dobro.

    By smurfy

    from nocona, TX

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

    I really like playing the hound dog - after traveling with my dw-60 and worried about getting it scratched up, i got the hd and have to say with my tubeworks pre-amp it sounds as good or better than the 60 .....Mark

    Comment on this review

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.