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Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck - Vintage Brown Reviews

4.0 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • Kirk
    from Connersville,In. March 13, 2013Music Background:
    I play the blues and folk songs on street corners.

    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.

  • Nils H
    from Central Colorado May 21, 2013


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

  • Eddie Becker
    from Charles Town, WV USA January 21, 2014Music Background:
    Musician, session guitarist and songwriter

    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.

  • Cindy Lowder
    from Port Angeles, Wa USA March 12, 2013Music 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.

    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!

  • Larry Corbett
    from Maine May 28, 2013Music Background:
    Been making music for over 50 years, just someone who loves sitting around and making music.

    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

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