Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody Resonator Guitar

Play this guitar with a slide and you're transported to Delta blues territory. Featuring a heavy metal body with a resonator, this Dobro is an American icon.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Bell brass body High-mass body increases resonance
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Walnut fretboard Bright maple-like tone with added "growl"
Nickel-plated hardware Classy looks and lasting durability
Epiphone presents new Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody guitar with an easy to play Round Neck. The Dobro Hound Dog M-14 resonator guitar features the renowned style and sound of an American original that's been dazzling and inspiring musicians since the late 1920s.

There are a few guitars that can cross generational lines and attract the instant attention of players everywhere no matter what style of music they play. In the world of electric guitars, everyone wants a Les Paul. And in the world of acoustic guitars, every player wants a great metal body resonator guitar.

The Dobro Company, much like Epiphone, is one of the revered names in the history of American guitar makers. And the new Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody, brought to you by Epiphone, is the perfect instrument for players who want the beautiful articulation of a metal body guitar for blues, fingerpicking, jazz, or even light slide for classic Delta or Hawaiian styles.

The body of the Dobro Hound Dog M-14 is made from Bell Brass with nickel plating with a 18 1/8" Lower Bout Width, a 10 3/8" Upper Bout Width and a depth of 3 1/2". The tone of the Hound Dog M-14 is rich and full with quick decay that makes both fingerpicking and slide smooth and easy in all registers.

The Mahogany neck has a natural satin finish with an easy-to-fret 1960s SlimTaper neck that's joined to the body at the 14th fret with Neck-Stick Construction. The walnut fingerboard has pearloid "dot" inlays with read more 19 medium frets, a 12" radius, and a bone nut. The first generation of original Dobro instruments look great but often suffer from warped necks or poor intonation. The modern new Dobro Hound Dog M-14 does away with all of those old problems thanks to a dual action adjustable truss rod and bone nut which makes it easy to set up the Hound Dog M-14 to any style. The strings sit on a Hard Maple saddle with an Ebony cap. The headstock has a Rounded "Dobro" shape seen on rare (and expensive) vintage models. The Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody also has a vintage styled 4-color "Dobro" decal with the iconic harp logo.

Tuning the M-14 is made smooth and intuitive with Grover mini-Rotomatic machine heads with an 18:1 ratio. And the Hound Dog M-14 comes ready to play with D'Addario EJ42 medium gauge strings.

Go classic and go modern, too with the new Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody with an easy-to-play Round Neck. Like all Epiphone family instruments, the Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody (Round Neck) comes with a Lifetime Limited Guarantee and expert 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service.

Features:

- Bell Brass body with Nickel Plating
- Mahogany neck
- Walnut fingerboard
- Epiphone limited lifetime warranty
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- Body Material: Bell Brass; Nickel Plating
- Lower Bout Width: 14-1/8"
- Upper Bout Width: 10-3/8"
- Maximum Depth: 3-1/2"
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: 1960s SlimTaper
- Neck Joint: 14th fret neck to body: Neck-Stick Construction
- Neck Finish: Natural (Satin)
- Headstock: Rounded "Dobro" shape
- Headstock Logo: Vintage 4-color "Dobro" decal with harp
- Truss Rod: Dual-Action; 2 way adjustable
- Truss Rod Cover: PVC Bell"; Black; 1-layer
- Truss Rod Logo: None
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Walnut with "Dot" inlays; Pearloid
- Binding: None
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Frets: 19; medium
- Saddle: Hard Maple with Ebony Cap
- Tailpiece: Resonator-Style
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.75"
- Hardware: Nickel
- Machine Heads: Grover mini-Rotomatic; 18:1 ratio
- Pickguard: None
- Pickguard Logo: None
- Strings: D'Addario EJ42
- Extras: User's Manual, Truss Rod Wrench, Epiphone Poster and Epiphone Bumper Sticker
- Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 13.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 21 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EPI DWMNIDLX1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(2 ratings)
Submitted March 24, 2019 by Dave G in Elizabethtown, PA
"No disappointments here."
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I ordered a from zZounds,received it super fast as usual,let it sit for a bit to get acclimated to the temp inside my house as I had ordered it in the winter. After playing it for over a year I’ve got to hand it to Epiphone for making sure they got it right. This thing rings forever and plays like butter,actually I could stand to bring the action up to make slide playing easier but I don’t want to mess with a good thing. You aren’t tied to one style of music with this guitar,yes it can very easily get that classic metal bodied sound but depending on your picking technique it gets a very decent folk sound and fingerpicking tone also. Intonation is right on the money and I’ve had no problems with build quality whatsoever. Yes it gets fingerprints super easy but it’s made to play,not just look at(although when shined up she’s pretty). I might try using heavier strings to play more slide but I love the tone it has already and I have a guitar already dedicated to slide anyways. Definitely a keeper,already won over some converts from the musicians who frequently visit my place.. I recommend it!
Musical Background:
Playing since cigarettes were .35 cents a pack
Musical Style:
Play everything,but not everything well haha
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