For decades, the Dobro name defined the genre, though it grew out of the National company. The Dobro Model 33H was built from 1973 to 1977 with a plated brass body.

Founded by the Dopyera Brothers after they split off from National around 1928, Dobro made resophonic guitars under a variety of names, including Regal, Orpheum, Alhambra, Angelus, and Montgomery-Ward. Over the years, the Dobro company has had many owners and is now a division of Gibson.

Here we have a 1978 Dobro Model 33H, a single-cone, biscuit bridge in a chrome-plated brass body. The original cone and biscuit had collapsed, so they were replaced in our repair shop with modern National parts. The result is a perfectly serviceable guitar!

A black hardshell case is included.

This is a consignment piece. Prices shown here are in US dollars and are based on a recent exchange rate. For Canadian dollar pricing, please follow the More Details link here to our website posting at . Prices do not include shipping, taxes, or any import duties.

Year Condition Color Case
1978 Good Chrome None


The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
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