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Dobro is an American brand of resonator guitars, currently owned by Gibson and manufactured by its subsidiary Epiphone. The term "dobro" is also used as a generic trademark for any wood-bodied, single-cone resonator guitar.

The Dobro was originally a guitar manufacturing company founded by the Dopyera brothers with the name "Dobro Manufacturing Company". Their guitars designs, with a single outward-facing resonator cone, was introduced to compete with the patented inward-facing tricone and biscuit designs produced by the National String Instrument Corporation. The Dobro name appeared on other instruments, notably electric lap steel guitars and solid body electric guitars and on other resonator instruments such as Safari resonator mandolins.

Epiphone Dobros

Current and past models resonator guitars manufactured by the Gibson Company are:<ref name=products/>

  • Hound Dog
    • Round neck
    • Deluxe round neck
    • Deluxe square neck
    • M-14 metal body
  • Gibson's Phil Leadbetter resonator series




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