The Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck resonator guitar was designed to put a classic sound in your hands at a reasonable price. The sound of the Dobro is immediately recognized worldwide, evoking the spirit of American country, blues, and bluegrass music. So if you're looking to brush up on your Grand Ole Opry tunes, learn some old school blues chops, or are a contemporary musician looking for something altogether new -- then the Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck is a great way to start acquainting yourself with the sound and feel of an authentic resonator guitar.
True to the Original
The Dobro owes its unique sound to the inverted single-cone resonator/spider bridge design that was first pioneered in the 1920s by Slovak-American instrument designer John Dopyera. The distinctive twangy sound emanates from sound holes in the nickel-plated metal fan screen. The other essential ingredient in the Hound Dog Deluxe comes from its maple plywood body, reproduced faithfully here and staying true to the design of the original 1920s instruments. Epiphone has gone above and beyond with this instrument, adding a gorgeous, highly figured top that will make any player proud to play it under the stage lights. The original Dobro was sometimes referred to as "the hobo's guitar." It's pretty unlikely that anyone will refer to your gorgeous Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck like that.
True To Form and Size
The 25-inch scale mahogany neck is set with a pearl dot inlaid rosewood fingerboard that looks and feels great under your fingers. The strings run over the spider bridge, with an ebony saddle set on top of a maple base. The Tusq nut measures 1.75-inches. The strings lock in place with high-quality Grover tuners, ensuring that this Dobro will stay in tune for even the most furious fingerpicker. The full, warm tone of the Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck is enhanced and projected through a distinctive nickel cone and fan cover plate, with round, screened sound holes and traditionally shaped f-holes.
True To Form and Size
The Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck is great when you're sitting on your porch or around the campfire with friends -- but it really begs to be plugged in. It's got a custom-designed Fishman resonator pickup onboard ensuring a great sound when you want to run it into an amp or DI. The pickups were specifically designed to provide a smooth tonal response that reinforces your true acoustic tone.
New Possiblities from an Old Classic
Owing to its humble roots, the Dobro was once defined as instrument exclusively for folk and blues musicians. Today though, contemporary players like Jerry Douglas and Mike Auldridge have found new and exiting possibilities for its unique sound. The Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe is ready to play the classics -- but it's likely you'll find something new and beautiful in this classic instrument.
- Richly figured maple ply top
- 25-inch scale mahogany neck
- Custom-designed Fishman resonator pickup
- 19 frets
- Pearl Dot inlay in 12-inch radius fingerboard
- Nickel-plated fan cover piece
- Spider bridge with ebony-capped maple base
- Nickel-plated tailpiece
- 3.5 inches deep
- Peghead Dobro decal inlay
- Tusq Nut
- Neck jointed at the 12th Fret
- Grover tuning keys
- Single Action truss rod
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- Species: Figured Maple Ply
- Binding: Black
- Depth: 3.5" Hardware:
- Tuning Keys: Grover
- Sound Holes: Round with Screens
- Resonator: Dobro Cone
- Cover Plate: Nickel Plated Fan
- Bridge: Spider with Ebony Capped Maple Base
- Tailpiece: Nickel PlatedNeck:
- Peghead Inlay: Dobro Decal
- Nut: Tusq
- Nut Width: 1.75"
- Species: Mahogany
- Neck Joint: 12th Fret
- Truss Rod: Single Action
- Truss Rod Cover: Gibson Bell Shaped
- Scale Length: 25"
- Frets: 19
- Fingerboard Species: Rosewood
- Inlays: Pearl Dots
- Binding: Unbound
- Radius: 12"Electronics:
- Pickup: Fishman
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
The Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck resonator guitar is the perfect guitar for any roots or Americana music. The Dobro resonator guitar has been an American classic since its arrival in the early 1920s. The wood resonator or resophonic style guitar became a national phenomenon thanks to Dobro pioneer Bashful Brother Oswald, who became the instruments virtual ambassador, performing it weekly on the Grand Ole Opry for over 60 years. The resonator guitar is not just an iconic instrument for bluegrass and traditional American music. In the last decade, popular artists in country, blues, and bluegrass have rediscovered the beautiful and challenging Dobro.
Historic Tone With A Twist
In addition to the bridges ebony saddle which sits atop a maple base, the full warm tone of the Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck is enhanced and projected by a proprietary nickel plated Dobro cone with a nickel fan cover plate, round sound holes with screens, and classic f-holes. The Hound Dog really barks thanks to a cutting edge Fishman resonator pickup. Fishman pickups are world-famous for providing players smooth and flexible amplification that retains an instrument's true acoustic tone.
- Fully bound, highly figured maple wood body
- Classic single cone resonator/spider bridge construction
- Ebony saddle atop a maple base
- Fishman resonator pickup
- Comfortable mahogany neck
Epiphone has taken great care to make sure the Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck has the same classic sound of the originals. Like all their instruments, the Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck is covered by Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and is backed by Gibson's 24/7/365 customer service.