Watch Bruce Sadownick Demo a 1935 Dobro Model 37 Squareneck
This Dobro, one of twenty awesome guitars in our February 2022 auction, is in excellent condition with classic features and all original components, with the exception of a replaced tailpiece. (The cracked original is in the case, as is a vintage diamond-grip tonebar slide.) The labels are prone to flaking off, but this guitar’s logo is in great shape, like the rest of the guitar.
“I’ll admit that I had expected this 1935 Model 37 Dobro to have more of an old-school, swampy sound, a tone that would be well-suited for the Delta blues… Instead, I was stunned by how modern and responsive this beauty sounded,” Sadownick says. “Great tone everywhere, with a warm and clear singing voice right up to the end of the fretboard. No dead spots anywhere, and remarkably, no harshness even at the 19th fret. Rather than being a cool, niche application tool, this vintage box is a versatile instrument that will hang with modern luthier builds, offering no tonal compromises. It will make any player happy, whether as a step-up to your first pro-level instrument, or as a super cool vintage addition to a player’s collection. But please don’t buy it to display it as a museum piece; this great-sounding instrument wants to be played.”
Bidding begins February 17. Learn more about this instrument and this exciting event, which benefits Guitars for Vets.