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Solid mahogany, not a laminate, creates the unique and rich tone Jerry Douglas insists on. This is a 11-year old (2000) one owner Gibson-made Dobro in immaculate condition (serial number D0072110). Grover tuners, square neck, 100% mahogany front, back, and sides. It's ~ D-18 sized: body dimensions 19 X 14 X 4 inches. The resonator fairly barks--but with the richness we all love to hear from Jerry. It needs a new set of strings (I'll throw in the set of your choice) and has a little dust on it but is otherwise in mint condition. It comes with a large E.G. Smith bar as well. Bid today and be picking tomorrow! More photos? Questions? firstname.lastname@example.orgOn May-29-11 at 10:31:47 PDT, seller added the following information:
Some additional information about this guitar from Folk of the Wood website:http://www.folkofthewood.com/page855.htm
The Jerry Douglas Dobro guitar owes its popularity to the wide variety of styles pioneered by many great musicians. We are proud to offer the collector these limited edition models, designed and signed (also available unsigned) by the world's most influential Dobro guitarists. All models available with square or round necks.
- Color: Natural Mahogany
- Binding: Neck & Body
- Cover Plate: Fan
- Resonator: Spider
- Body: Mahogany
- Hardware: Nickel Plate
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell
- Solid Mahogany rims
- 2pc Book matched top and back - solid mahogany
- Poplar Sound Baffle
- Poplar Sound Ring
- Red Spruce Tone Post
- Poplar center-strip
- Rock Maple Head and Tail blocks
- Sugar Maple Soundwell block
- Sugar Maple Neck-stick
- Red Spruce Top and Body bracing (scalloped)
- Sugar Maple Screw supports underneath fingerboard
- 1 piece mahogany (Honduras) neck w/ebony Peghead overlay and Pearl Crest
- Ivoroid binding on body, fingerboard and headstock
- Ebony fingerboard
- Grover Tuners (mini)
- Bone nut
- Maple saddle
- Chrome hardware
A letter directly from the Gibson Factory:
Jerry was never completely satisfied with the "Douglas" models produced in
the past. Sadly they just didn't completely live up to his expert eye and
ear. However, after several meetings with Jerry and listening to what he
wanted to see and especially hear, we developed 8 different versions. Jerry
came in and played them all and we took the best one and refined it. The
removal of the standard soundwell opens up not only the full range of the
instrument, but allows more of the instrument (primarily the back) to really
"sing" because it's not all compressed and glued up.
The sound baffle not only adds a little needed support to the top of the
instrument, but prevents the "mids" from "building up" in the upper bout of
the instrument causing feedback when amplified. Because the soundring needs
a little support holding up the pressure of the cone, we placed 4 spruce
sound posts on the 4 load bearing legs of the spider, giving not only
support but resonance as well.
All of this along with string spacing specs from Jerry makes this a superior
quality instrument. I might add that recently we implemented a policy where
Jerry's eyes and ears inspect every single Douglas model that ships from our
facility. This makes the Jerry Douglas model Dobro a piece of Dobro history
inspired by an artist who personally approves every one of his signature
I hope this answers your questions and helps you to better know your
instrument. Thank you for purchasing one of our Dobros.
( I then asked if Jerry inspected my Dobro - and gave them the serial
number - I also asked about the three sound holes being removed from my
model and their website)
That's one of the changes that Jerry has made. No more sound holes! Yes,
Jerry would have played and inspected your Dobro. It was finished on
7/26/01, and is the 7th Douglas model produced this year.
Customer Service Representative
Gibson Musical Instruments
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001: Thank you all at Folk of the Wood for making the purchase of my new Gibson Jerry Douglas model Dobro such a great experience! You really made it special by enjoying the event along with me. From the original purchase of my Regal RD-45 to my trade up to the Gibson, you were there with me enjoying my journey to an awesome Dobro.
There was no opportunity for me to shop for a Dobro locally. It seems music stores only want to sell guitars and have no interest in offering folk and bluegrass instruments. From time to time I might see a mandolin or banjo hanging forgotten on some music shop's wall, but never a Dobro. Your Video Samplers and 100% guarantee gave me the confidence to purchase an instrument sight-unseen. I have no doubt that we will do business again.
As far as the Gibson Jerry Douglas Dobro......it is fantastic. It has a voice that is often more moving than the song I'm trying to play. Thanks again for being so cool. I'll stop by next time I'm in New Mexico!
Best regards, Marty
Marty Plays his new Jerry Douglas Dobro!
All I can say is Wow! I love the look...nice mellow orange looking mahogany body... This is no doubt a Dobro I would keep a lifetime; it truly inspires me to start practicing dobro again. It most definitely has "that" JD sound...lots of sizzle yet unending warmth. As you probably are already aware, my all-time favorite album (CD now) is Jerry Douglas' "Under the Wire"...I mean this is a CD that I've listened to more than anything in my entire collection of recorded music...even as compared to my old Moody Blues' albums that I thoroughly wore out...
Ultimately, I'm going to order a JD model for my personal Dobro arsenal...I've just got to have one!!!
Just so you know, I photographed it and performed about 5 different video samplers on this dobro...no one else has touched it. It's shipping today 2-day air Fed Ex. Please stay tuned on the site within a day or so for the images and the video samplers to be loaded. Your JD has made history here at FOTW; the samplers and photos will be proudly displayed on our site.
Keep on Pickin', MickeyOn May-29-11 at 14:07:32 PDT, seller added the following information:
Return policy: 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed—returns accepted, no questions asked within seven days of purchase. Returned item condition must be unaltered from the condition of the item received with all orginal materials included. Seven days commences from the time the item is shipped to the buyer. Item will be shipped upon receipt of agreed upon sales price.
5/30/2011: AT REQUEST OF A FEW VIEWERS, I ADDED SOME CLOSE UP DETAIL PICTURES.
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