I’m looking to purchase a Resonator guitar to replace my mandolin. Yep, I’ve decided I’m just not a mandolin player. Flatpicking guitar will always be the nearest and dearest to my heart, but it’s time to let this go and move on to something else… a Dobro!
Speaking of Dobros, I found a '74 square neck Dobro with dark shade top finish. It looks really cool. I can get it for 900.00 from an acqaintance right here locally in Covington, OH. I played it, sounds ok I guess, but how would I know? I’m a guitar player and not familair with resonators. What do I look for in sound. What else do I look for in general? Should I go for a nice Beard and skip the starters or would this one I mentioned be a good one? I can probably get 3500.00 for my mandolin, maybe 2500.00 to 2800.00 on trade and I could add some cash. I’m not afraid of buying used, I actually prefer it, bit I’m open to either one.
I guess I’m looking for some advice and input and maybe someone with knowledge on this Dobro.
Thanks and God Bless you all.
Oh, if anyone’s looking for a high end, really good mandolin, let me know. It’s a Highland Strings Copperhead model (built by Jason Harshbarger in Cincinnati, OH) January 2012 serial #049.