Dobro serial number dating
However, they ceased all resonator guitar production following the United States entry into World War II in 1941.Emil Dopyera (also known as Ed Dopera) manufactured Dobros from 1959 under the brand name Dopera's Original before selling the company and name to Semie Moseley.They renamed the company Original Acoustic Instruments and moved production to Nashville.
I have tried to find out when it was built and have visited many sites, but no site has a Dobro serial number with only 4 numbers starting with zero.The Dobro name appeared on other instruments, notably electric lap steel guitars and solid body electric guitars and on other resonator instruments such as Safari resonator mandolins.Gibson Guitar Corporation acquired the Dobro trademark The name originated in 1928 when the Dopyera brothers, John and Emil (Ed), formed the Dobro Manufacturing Company."Dobro" is both a contraction of "Dopyera brothers" and a word meaning "goodness" or goodwill in their native Slovak (and also in most slavic languages).An early company motto was "Dobro means good in any language." The Dobro was the third resonator guitar design by John Dopyera, the inventor of the resonator guitar, but the second to enter production.
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