1956 VINTAGE NATIONAL RESO PHONIC RESONATOR DOBRO GUITAR
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2011 Tim Scheerhorn Wishlist Dobro African Mahogany L-Body – “Peace Corps Mahogany”
Scale: 25" | Nut Width: 2" | Top: Mahogany | Back: Mahogany | Serial: WL2
Rob Ickes, Sally Van Meter, and Randy Kohrs play one exclusively,
and Jerry Douglas and Phil Leadbetter rarely take the stage without
theirs you know you are on to something. What are they playing? Tim
Scheerhorn's dobros of course. Tim Scheerhorn, who was headed for a
career as an engineer, before deciding to change courses and become
an instrument builder has revolutionized Dobro design and
construction. He is, quite simply, building some of the best Dobros
that have ever been built.
Tim redesigned the Dobro from the ground up. He uses all solid woods
and has always used solid woods, instead of laminates. He took the
Dobro to be an acoustic instrument, which it is, and wanted to make the
most resonant guitar he could make. He thought that the sound well
inside resonator instruments "locked all the resonant qualities of the
top and back" inside the guitar. He uses internal baffles to capture
the guitar and a specially designed ramped, parabolically curved
baffle that starts at the waist and curves toward the neck block.
This gave the Dobro far more projection and a much bigger sound. This
baffle design also helped eliminate the soundwell chamber.
Another design first was the "L" body or Large body. From the
builder, "In it's basic dimensions, it's about a half an inch longer,
from tailpiece to the neck, than the standard Dobro, about a half-inch
wider in the waist and a quarter-inch deeper." Who suggested this,
but none other than Jerry Douglas! This makes the instrument's tone
surprisingly deeper and more available at any level.
What does this all add up to on this fine example of Mr. Scheerhorn's
work? A Dobro that is expansively loud. It fills rooms with it's
lush sweet tones. Single note runs jump out of the instrument, and
chords ring making other guitars envious in it's sustain. The hype is
real, this is the real deal.
Tim has stopped taking orders for instruments and instead, started
producing what he calls "Wishlist" instruments. Tim builds the
instruments that he wants, and the goes down his waiting list. If you
are next on the list, you can purchase the instrument or pass on it. At
the time of writing, he has produced only 8 "Wishlist" instruments.
This special L-Body is constructed using a special set of African
Mahogany. This wood has quite a story, to say the least. One of Tim's
friends, a member of the Peace Corps, acquired some artwork from Africa
in the 1960s. Upon shipping it to the US, the crates were constructed
using African Mahogany. This good friend held on to the crates and
eventually gave them to Tim with guitar building in mind. Wishlist #2
and #3 were both built using this special wood. This particular guitar
is Wishlist #2. Tim named the special wood "Peace Corps Mahogany."
The tone of this instrument is everything you could ever hope for
from a Dobro... and more! The sound is rich, full, and crystal clear.
Power is unlimited on these instruments and you will probably go deaf if
you can play these hard enough to break up the tone. There is a
reason why the best players in the world trust Tim Scheerhorn's work...
stop by our shop and find out for yourself!
This used instrument shows only light finish scratches on the upper
bout. There are also some areas of slight finish hazing, common on deep
colored finishes such as this. For the most part, it is difficult to
distinguish from new. Original hardshell case included.
- Top: Mahogany
- Back and Sides: Mahogany
- Scale: 25"
- Nut Width: 2"
- Year: 2011
- Serial Number: WL2
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Spider Bridge
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Inlay: none
- Tuners: Nickel Gototh
- Inlays: Dots
- Body Binding: Ivoroid
- Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Neck Profile: Squareneck
- Case: Original Hardshell Case
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