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JeffD
Mar-15-2010, 7:36pm
For sale at Elderly (http://elderly.com/articles/dopyera/).

An amazing story. Amazing resophonic instruments. Dobro was a contraction of Dopyera Brothers.

Jim Garber
Mar-15-2010, 9:52pm
That collection has been for sale at Elderly for maybe 2 years or more now. Many are one of a kind made by the brothers.

MikeEdgerton
Mar-15-2010, 9:56pm
It's been discussed a few times here. Here's (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?45538-Dopyera-Collection-For-Sale&highlight=Dopyera) a link to a message with links to two other discussions in it.

JeffD
Mar-15-2010, 10:52pm
It's been discussed a few times here. Here's (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?45538-Dopyera-Collection-For-Sale&highlight=Dopyera) a link to a message with links to two other discussions in it.

Oh well. I searched on the name, I must have fat fingered it.

Its a pretty interesting bunch of intstruments.

allenhopkins
Mar-15-2010, 11:33pm
Dobro was a contraction of Dopyera Brothers.

"Dobro" also means "good" in several Slavic languages. The Dopyeras were from the Czech part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, I believe.

HoGo
Mar-16-2010, 5:35am
Nice collection.
They were from Slovakia, not Czech Republic. I was born some 5 miles away from their home town, though quite a few years later :) .

resophonic
Mar-16-2010, 9:38am
Do you think the Dopyeras got their start by stealing hubcaps?

JeffD
Mar-16-2010, 9:44am
I especially like mandolin, bottom row second from the left, an F style resonator mandolin.

Loudloar
Mar-18-2010, 1:27am
John Dopyera used to have a music store call Fiddle & Fret, in Escondido, CA. Back in the '70's I dropped in on a rainy winter day. I spent an entire afternoon talking with him about Dobros. The weather was lousy and not a soul came into the shop. He pulled out many of those instruments, showed them to me and played them. These were all hand-made one of a kind instruments and he took a lot of pride in showing them to me. It was quite an experience. I'm glad they're being kept as a collection.
Steve