Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck - Vintage Brown

Roundneck Dobro with Hand-Rubbed Vintage Brown Finish
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Make Your Hound Dog Cry The Blues

The Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck resonator guitar gives you the sound of traditional American music. Since the 1920s, the Dobro has been one America's fundamental acoustic instruments, finding its way into bluegrass and blues and defining the sound of country. With a Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck guitar, you get classic Dobro sound with stunning good looks. Whether you're playing on the porch or jamming with a group, you'll love the distinctive sound of this resonator. Get the sound, style, and live performance you need with a Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck resonator guitar!

Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Round neck with 12 frets clear of the body
  • A classic American instrument that's been inspiring musicians since the 1920s
  • Beautiful acoustic resonator sound with fantastic looks to match
Round neck with 12 frets clear of the body.

The Dobro Hound Dog round neck features a radiused fingerboard with 12 frets clear of the body for slide-style playing as well as two sound holes to enhance clarity and projection. The body is made of laminated, figured maple veneer with the original style spider bridge and 10 1/2" resonator. Its open sound and well-constructed design enhances and projects the natural tonal balance. Nickel-plated hardware and a rich, hand-rubbed brown finish give it a stylish vintage look.

A classic American instrument that's been inspiring musicians since the 1920s

The Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck resonator guitar has been nearly a century in the making. Ever since Dobro pioneer, Bashful Brother Oswald, began playing one of these resonator-style guitars on the Grand Ole Opry, Dobro has been a household name. Over the decades, you could see the Dobro jump from one American music genre to another. Whether you play blues or bluegrass, country of folk, your Hound Dog Roundneck resonator guitar will give you the sound you need.

Beautiful acoustic resonator sound with fantastic looks to match

One look at the Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck resonator guitar's flame maple laminant body, and you know this is a truly special instrument. It's stunning good looks are only matched by its sweet sound. A nickel-plated Dobro cone and fan plate provide rich resonator tone, and you'll get plenty of acoustic projection from the Hound Dog Roundneck's f-holes.

Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • A classic-sounding resonator that plays like a guitar
  • The perfect affordable resonator guitar for a wide range of music styles
  • Beautiful flame maple laminate top, back, and sides look great and give you a naturally sweet sound
  • Genuine nickel-plated Dobro cone and fan plate deliver timeless resonator tone
  • Modern circular sound holes provide you with incredible acoustic projection
Take home a classic American instrument with the affordable Dobro Hound Dog Roundneck acoustic guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Resonator
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Vintage Brown
Finish Satin
Top Wood Laminated Maple
Back & Sides Wood Laminated Maple
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Round
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 25"
Tuning Machines Grover Tuners
Bridge Material Spider with Ebony-capped Maple Base
Nut Width 1.75"
Strings (.016-.056)
Manufacturer Part Number DWHoundRN

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Plays like a $2000 or $3000 resonator guitar!

Intonation was accurate and the inverted cone and spider resonator was in perfect working order, no excessive rattles or hums. The plain maple body has a very nice wood grain body patterns. Believe me I would of loved to buy the American model, but times are tough. It sounds great with all types of slides. It would of been nice to have a case or at least a gig bag to come with it, oh well. Frets come out just a little too much from the fret board, just a little, I fixed it with some extra fine steel wool.The sound that comes from this guitar is loud and it is ready to play out of the box. Tuning keys are Grover, which is very nice for this low budget guitar. I don't have buyers remorse. This guitar sounds great for any style.
Music background: I play the blues and folk songs on street corners.
4.5/5

Rewarding

With the proper strings and setup this Hound Dog sings. Rewarding in terms of bang for your buck. Most rewarding to play.
4/5

Big Bang for the Buck!

I have been playing with a steel/slide for quite a while. I bought a real Dobro D-33 steel body round neck (before Gibson) back in 1985 so I was looking for something a little on the lighter side yet have real guts. This is simply a great guitar and for $500 you can't beat it. Very nice matte finish with binding. Sounds great both unplugged and amped. I also picked up a Fishman pre-amp with equalizer which made a big difference in tweaking tone and adjusting volume. I mostly play blues today and when I took this out of the case at my local jam house I had a crowd in no time. The only thing I did was put a set of slighter smaller gauge strings on. Sweetwater did a great job of setup before shipping. If you are considering a resonator guitar then you will have to spend a lot more money to beat this rig. A lot more. Highly recommended. 'Nuff Said.
Music background: Musician, session guitarist and songwriter
4/5

Hound Dog Heaven

I waited for my Hound Dog for over a year and was very excited when it shipped. I am a major instrument novice picking up bits and pieces of info from bandmates over the years. This guitar has a comfortable feel as I make my attempt towards becoming Blues Guitar Virtuoso. I love the weight and shape and the shine. I have made a few very cool sounds while trying to become familar with the instrument .It actually spurred me on to read a guitar chord book from cover to end. That alone amazes me as it has never interested me in the past. I am very motivated to learn to play. I guess I can be a singer and a player. I am very pleased with my Houd Dog!
Music background: I have been a professional vocalist in a number of bands for 25 years-RocknRoll and for the past 7 years vocalist in a blues band called the Soulshakers.
3.5/5

Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog..it's growing on me..

I was very hesitant to purchase on line with out actually playing this instrument first hand. I read lots of reviews, which were mixed. I just wanted an inexpensive but functioning guitar to bring to work, or ride off to the park, or just sit out on the porch to play, I did not want to be concerned about nicks and tings, if something happened to it. Out of the box, this instrument looked good, but my initial response when I played it was one of real disappointment. I set the guitar aside for a few days and then went back to it. I looked it over with less emotional interference, and to my surprise this guitar began to speak to me. I l tried to figure out what was wrong and come up with a few things. One, the string height was much to high, which made playing a real challenge in standard tuning. In open tuning playing bottle neck this instrument has a great sound. Yes, I said great sound, but I wanted to be able to jump back and forth between opening tuning and standard turning..I have recently just had the nut height corrected, from .004 back to .002, what a difference. When I first got the instrument I thought I had just tossed my money out the window, I have done a 360 in how I feel about this instrument. For the money, it is a decent guitar, in fact I have brought to to work for the first time today to sit outside at lunch time so I can do what I love doing..making music. Playing this guitar is a bit different, you have approach it with a different mindset, once you figure this out, this instrument can really sing. I am so glad I did not stuff it in the closet. Playing this guitar has opened up a world of music that I had no idea was there... Larry From Maine
Music background: Been making music for over 50 years, just someone who loves sitting around and making music.
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