Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck Resonator Guitar

With a sound like nothing else, the Dobro Hound Dog resonator guitar combines soulful melody and classic styling for a memorable playing experience.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Maple body Long sustain, good projection, bright tone
Nickel-plated Dobro cone Enhances projection and adds iconic resonator tone
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch

The Dobro resonator guitar has been an American classic since its arrival in the early 1920's the Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck resonator guitar ups the ante with modern appointments. 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 still 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 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.

Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck Resonator Features

- Maple body and mahogany neck
- Bridge has an Ebony saddle atop a maple base for a full warm tone
- Enhanced and projected by a proprietary Dobro cone
- Pau ferro fingerboard
- F-sound holes for that classic look and sound
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Body:
- Species: Plain Maple Ply
- Binding: Unbound
- Depth: 3.5 inches

Hardware:
- Tuning Keys: Grover
- Sound Holes: F-holes
- Resonator: Dobro Cone
- Cover Plate: Nickel Plated Fan
- Bridge: Spider with Ebony Capped Maple Base
- Tailpiece: Nickel Plated

Neck:
- Peghead Inlay: Dobro Decal
- Nut: Tusq
- Nut Width: 1.75 inches
- Species: Mahogany
- Neck Joint: 12th Fret
- Truss Rod: Single Action
- Truss Rod Cover: Gibson Bell Shaped
- Scale Length: 25 inches
- Frets: 19
- Fingerboard Species: Pau ferro
- Inlays: Pearl Dots
- Binding: Unbound
- Radius: 12 inches
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage Brown
Shipping Weight: 9.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DWHOUNDRN

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted June 15, 2013 by Joseph Patton in Camas, WA
"Best deal for quality dobro"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Beautiful looking out of the box, action wasn't as high as expected - ready to play out of the box. I've been playing guitar daily(30min-4+hours) for about 4 years, and have been playing less consistently for much longer. This is my first dobro, I just play for enjoyment and not professionally - mostly blues/folk. That's my background for you so you have a better idea where this review comes from.

Sound
Loud sound as expected from a dobro. Love the mahogany for tonal woods though. I tuned the guitar out of the box and was able to warm to the subtle nuances of the guitar. Its more responsive than my Tacoma c1c chief, so the chords need to be played crisp. However, there is more give since the twang sound of not fully connecting on a chord sounds wonderful. Finger picking it still sounds great too. IpFor made in China and 350 bucks it is a great intrpodiuctpry real actor, the build quality compliments the hearty sound.

Ease of Use
There has not been much of a learning curve from the acoustic or electric guitar. Certainly plays differently, but its all fundamentally the same and is a good option to addd strong rhythm lines on recorded tracts - or lay down ground work on new songs being written.

Quality
Heavy, thick mahogany. Feels great in the hands - probably 3/8 an inch cut just judging from the f holes. It looks like the neck was attached, which is obviously pretty common read more not to have a one piece guitar. I can't imagine someone looking for an introductory dobro would be upset with this purchase new.

Value
Certainly

The Wow Factor
The unique sound - it adds another layer.

Musical Background:
4 years

Musical Style:
Blues/folk
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