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Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar

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Crafted by Gibson's Bluegrass Showcase in Nashville, it features a laminated maple body, 10-1/2" spider-bridge resonator, and nickel-plated hardware....Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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  • Laminated maple body
  • 10-1/2" original spider-bridge resonator
  • Nickel plated hardware
  • Hand-rubbed brown vintage finish
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DobroHound Dog Resophonic Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 16 reviews)

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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.

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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.

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(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.

(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.

(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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SOUNDS LIKE NASHLILLE

By BLUESCITYLEON

from Chicago suburbs

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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

 
4.0

Great Guitar

By Bmgbluz

from Nashville Tn.

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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.

 
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

 
5.0

Great Tone!

By Sean Clavin

from Ozark, MO

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Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

I've been playing this axe for about a year and a half, 10 shows per week. This thing can take the abuse and then some. It has a great tone for recording, too. Its fallen on it's face and I had to glue the nut back together before the next show and it still kept kickin'! I couldn't recommend this more.

 
5.0

Great learning instrument

By Al-JUMf7

from Auburn, WA

Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

I am new to playing Dobro, but I have really enjoyed the Hound Dog. It's weird that it doesn't come with a case, but I can buy a case for it (and did). I had planned to buy a less expensive import, but am glad I spent the extra money. I'll have this instrument for a very long time.

 
5.0

Way better than the reviews suggest

By Mojo '69

from Lakewood, CO

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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.

 
5.0

funky!

By Jim Quin

from Tampa, FL

Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

I play mine with a Stevens steel & Dunlop picks. It's a beautiful instrument.

 
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.

 
1.0

Gibson should be ashamed.

By flin1

from Wichita, Kansas

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Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

When I received the 'Hound Dog' I was stunned by the poor quality in materials and workmanship and even set up. You'll notice that they don't say much about the materials used in the description. I bought it becasue it was a Gibson but I'll be wary of buying new Gibson products after this experience. I returned it after a few days.

 
5.0

Great sound and value

By Carl Strummer

from Hastings, MI

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Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

I did a lot of research and played a number of instruments before buying this Hound Dog, and am convinced it is the best choice for a lot of players. It has a beautiful dark brown finish (the pictures in the catalog do not do it justice). It sounds considerably fuller, louder, and better overall than the less expensive models I was tempted to buy because of price. (The Regal and Fender sounded flat and dull next to this puppy.) The steel or brass body instruments weigh a TON. The other great thing about this Hound Dog is that it is a full-sized, full sounding acoustic instrument that also has a built-in pickup for excellent amplification. Very few dobros have a built-in pickup. This piezo sounds much better than models with a P90 or similar non-humbucking guitar pickup. think it is a joke that it comes with a GIG BAG AND NOT A REAL CASE!!! It costs more than the Asian imports, but is made in USA by a Gibson company. Overall, I am very happy with it.

 
5.0

Great Guitar!

By Fred7779

from Winfield, Illinois

Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Resophonic Guitar:

Just received my Hound Dog Acoustic-Electric and am very pleased. Unplugged sounds as good as any acoustic I've heard. Appearance is better than picture. Plays easy. Should have a case. Gigbag is a waste of time.

 
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!

(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.

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