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MF MD HG Restock Sale 10-22-14

Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar Vintage Brown 

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Overview
  • Body: Plain maple ply
  • Color: Hand-rubbed vintage brown
  • Binding: Unbound
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $665.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $266.00
  • On Sale Today:
    - $59.85
  • Sale Price:
    $33915
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The round neck and radiused fingerboard make it a delight to play.

The roundneck Hound Dog Dobro® guitar features a radiused fingerboard and a laminated maple body. The 10-1/2" resonator and open sound well are designed to enhance the Houndog Dobro's® natural tonal balance and projection. The plain maple ply body is adorned with a hand-rubbed vintage brown finish. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Body: Plain maple ply
  • Color: Hand-rubbed vintage brown
  • Binding: Unbound
  • Body depth: 3.5"
  • Tuning keys: Grover
  • Coverplate: fan
  • Resonator: Dobro cone
  • Bridge: Spider with ebony capped maple base
  • Sound holes: f-holes
  • Tailpiece: nickel plated
  • Nut: Tusq
  • Nut width: 1.75"
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck joint: 12th fret
  • Truss rod: Single action
  • Truss rod cover: Gibson bell-shaped
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Frets: 19
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearl dots
  • Radius: 12"
  • Case sold separately

Order today and get to wailing like a hound dog.

 
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Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love it

    By Tom

    from NYC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Play
    • Good Tone
    • Metal Picks Sound Great
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Get A Hard Case

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar:

    I would buy another one of these if I needed a resonator

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I fell in love

    By Sam

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Consistent
    • Good Action
    • Good Tone
    • Nice finish
    • Nice To Play

    Cons

    • High action
    • High Action For Some

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Dorm Room Fun
    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar:

    I played this guitar at a store while my friend was looking around for a first guitar, and I fell in love. I'd never played a resonator before, but I fell in love as soon as I picked it up.
    I'm still getting used to the higher action, with most of my experience being on an electric, but it is a dream to play once you get used to that.
    The tone is wonderful, and I imagine it's especially great for playing slide and bluegrass, which I'm currently learning because of it.
    This is my third guitar, and an amazing addition to my collection.
    It certainly has a style and is used for music not all would like, but for the price, I can't imagine anything I'd want more. Incredible value.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Classic Dobro, Close to Perfection

    By travis2013

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Classic Dobro Sound
    • Sturdy Construction

    Cons

    • Bad strings
    • Semi-rough Finish

    Best Uses

    • Blues
    • Fingerpicking
    • Slide guitar

    Comments about Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar:

    I spent a few months researching resonator guitars, and ultimately settled on the Dobro Hound Dog. I really like the simple, vintage look, as I really feel that it's the type of look that goes along with classic blues and slide guitar. Overall, I'm very happy with the look and feel of the instrument, and the sound is unique enough to be a welcome addition to my set of instruments.

    A few of the negatives: When I first received the guitar from MF, there were several rough spots in the finish, and what appeared to be some specks of glue that had hardened on the finish, and I was not able to remove them. I returned the guitar to MF for an exchange, and the experience was straightforward and hassle-free. Upon receieving the replacement guitar, I noticed a few of the same "rough patches" in the finish, although it had none of the same "glue specks". It's not really an issue; like I said, it is a vintage looking and feeling guitar, just don't go into it thinking that you'll be getting a 100% smooth, laminated-type finish. Again, not a big deal, I'm just overly particular, and I didn't know that was a fairly standard finish for this guitar.

    Like some others have stated on here, the stock strings are garbage. Just bank on throwing in some coated resonator strings in with your order. I was going to upgrade eventually; new guitars typically come with junky strings, so I wasn't too upset about it.

    Overall, it is a solid instrument with a great look and great sound. If it came with better strings, and would've been described as having a semi rough, "vintage finish", I would rate it 100%. In my opinion, it's hard to find a nice sounding acoustic in this price range, so this is a nice value, and a great addition to anyone's arsenal who is looking to throw in some slide guitar and unique twang.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Glad I bought this guitar

    By L.H.

    from Topeka, Kansas

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good looks
    • Good Tone
    • Has A Great Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar:

        I purchased my new Dobro because I have always loved the sound. I have no music background but I will learn to play mine for my own enjoyment. The guitar is high quality,great sounding,good looking and very sturdy.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My new 'lil Houn' Doggie

        By Cindy - RedRavenSounds

        from Washington State

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar:

          I was looking for a reasonably priced resonator, and as acoustic resonator is not my primary instrument, I preferred not to spend significantly, as I own 12 guitars. As usual, Musicians Friend came through for me - I received the instrument in just a few days after ordering it. When I received it, I took it out of the shipping box, did a quick tune, and tried it - and loved it! I was well pleased. Its tone is very "resonator" - but also has a strong acoustic round hole tone blended with it. Like all resonators, it is heavier than a regular acoustic, weighing in about the same as a good solid body electric. The strings that come with it are adequate to get a rough idea of how good this guitar is for the money - but I re-strung almost immediately with D'addario coated strings, and this instrument really came to life. The action is set up a bit high, but as I also play slide - its a perfect mix. If you don't play slide, I would suggest you lower the action somewhat. Fit and finish is very good for an instrument in this price range, and the fret edges are nicely dressed. One small point -its a plastic nut, so that will get changed out to bone. Other than that - my 'lil Houn' Doggie and I are getting to be best of friends already, and I will bring it to my gig on Wednesday and mic it up with a Shure SM58.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Item!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          By Dick Chard

          from Curacao

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Great Sound Nice Feel

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar:

          Came fast and is what I expected and then some. Nice piece!

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          HOWLIN' LITTLE RESONATOR

          By Lunk

          from Colorado Springs, CO

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Good With Rmsc Slides
          • Long Life
          • Loud
          • Slightly High Action
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Needs Better Strings

          Best Uses

          • Bluegrass Festivals
          • Blues Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar:

          Excellent little Dobro, well-made and appealing tone and looks. Action a little high but works good for slides/bottlenecks. Very sturdy build.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great iinstrument

          By jeff1234

          from las vegas,nv

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar:

            Just got a week ago-sounds great-have used it for silde -very well built-would recommend this guitar

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT DOBRO

            By the author

            from Davenport,Ia

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar:

                great piece was not expecting it to be this well made.plays well right out of the box

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good Value

                By 56harmonica

                from West Chester, PA

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                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hound Dog Round Neck Dobro Guitar:

                    When I got this in the Summer of 2012 I put medium guage strings on it which improved the tone...as I play it, the tone and feel gets better...have a National Style O and Metal Dobro but for the money this is a good value...use different slides to get various tones. Its a nice alternative to play in open or standard tuning...

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