Re: Dobro mandolin
Reviving an ancient thread.
Today I have become the new owner of Dobro mandolin s/n 9615. According to the chart in another old thread, it was made c. 1936-7. Considering it is that old, it is in remarkable shape with only a few minor dings and some of the nickel plating worn off the tail piece. I have seen several of these and almost to a one, they all look like they've been played hard and put away roughly. This one looks like it has been well cared for.
It has "F" holes and 6 groupings of 12 round and one not quite half circle holes around the cover plate. The Dobro decal is on the peghead face and the serial # on the end of the peghead.
I will have to change the strings since it has been hanging on the Fret House wall for a number of years, but so far I am happy with it. It is a month early 60th birthday present to myself
I will post photos as soon as I can download them from my phone.
c. '37 Dobro mandolin
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'08 Trinity College TM-275 Mandola
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