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Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Guitar Vintage Brown

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The round neck Hound Dog Dobro guitar features a radiused fingerboard and a laminated maple body. The 10-1/2" resonator and open sound well are designed to enhance the Houndog Dobro's natural tonal ba... Click To Read More About This Product

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The round neck Hound Dog Dobro guitar features a radiused fingerboard and a laminated maple body. The 10-1/2" resonator and open sound well are designed to enhance the Houndog Dobro's natural tonal balance and projection. The plain maple ply body is adorned with a hand-rubbed vintage brown finish. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Color: hand-rubbed vintage brown
  • Binding: unbound
  • Coverplate: fan
  • Resonator: spider
  • Sound holes: F holes
  • Body: Laminated maple body
  • Hardware: nickel plate
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DobroHound Dog Round Neck Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Long life (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11)

Reviewed by 27 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound!

By Barbara

from San Jose

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful And Sturdy
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Guitar:

    Best value for the price. The tone is rich and full.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Dobro

    By MartyR

    from Des Moines, IA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Guitar:

    This thing is built like a tank!! Great sound! I have it set up like a regular guitar to get that twangy sound when I want. But you better have some good callouses on your fingers... was def built for slide.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quality Product

    By Fitz

    from Northern Canada

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Nice finish
    • Played Right Out Of Box
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Usable Guitar

      Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Guitar:

      Great looking and playable right out of the box...I wanted the all-Brass resonator but it was not available...so I purchased the Hound Dog...and I feel quite smug about it since it was a terrific choice - everyone thinks it looks and sounds terrific for a relatively inexpensive instrument.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      love it

      By Tom

      from NYC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Play
      • Good Tone
      • Metal Picks Sound Great
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Get A Hard Case

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Guitar:

      I would buy another one of these if I needed a resonator

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I fell in love

      By Sam

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Beautiful
      • Consistent
      • Good Action
      • Good Tone
      • Nice finish
      • Nice To Play

      Cons

      • High action
      • High Action For Some

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Dorm Room Fun
      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Guitar:

      I played this guitar at a store while my friend was looking around for a first guitar, and I fell in love. I'd never played a resonator before, but I fell in love as soon as I picked it up.
      I'm still getting used to the higher action, with most of my experience being on an electric, but it is a dream to play once you get used to that.
      The tone is wonderful, and I imagine it's especially great for playing slide and bluegrass, which I'm currently learning because of it.
      This is my third guitar, and an amazing addition to my collection.
      It certainly has a style and is used for music not all would like, but for the price, I can't imagine anything I'd want more. Incredible value.

      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Classic Dobro, Close to Perfection

      By travis2013

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Classic Dobro Sound
      • Sturdy Construction

      Cons

      • Bad strings
      • Semi-rough Finish

      Best Uses

      • Blues
      • Fingerpicking
      • Slide guitar

      Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Guitar:

      I spent a few months researching resonator guitars, and ultimately settled on the Dobro Hound Dog. I really like the simple, vintage look, as I really feel that it's the type of look that goes along with classic blues and slide guitar. Overall, I'm very happy with the look and feel of the instrument, and the sound is unique enough to be a welcome addition to my set of instruments.

      A few of the negatives: When I first received the guitar from MF, there were several rough spots in the finish, and what appeared to be some specks of glue that had hardened on the finish, and I was not able to remove them. I returned the guitar to MF for an exchange, and the experience was straightforward and hassle-free. Upon receieving the replacement guitar, I noticed a few of the same "rough patches" in the finish, although it had none of the same "glue specks". It's not really an issue; like I said, it is a vintage looking and feeling guitar, just don't go into it thinking that you'll be getting a 100% smooth, laminated-type finish. Again, not a big deal, I'm just overly particular, and I didn't know that was a fairly standard finish for this guitar.

      Like some others have stated on here, the stock strings are garbage. Just bank on throwing in some coated resonator strings in with your order. I was going to upgrade eventually; new guitars typically come with junky strings, so I wasn't too upset about it.

      Overall, it is a solid instrument with a great look and great sound. If it came with better strings, and would've been described as having a semi rough, "vintage finish", I would rate it 100%. In my opinion, it's hard to find a nice sounding acoustic in this price range, so this is a nice value, and a great addition to anyone's arsenal who is looking to throw in some slide guitar and unique twang.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Glad I bought this guitar

      By L.H.

      from Topeka, Kansas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good looks
      • Good Tone
      • Has A Great Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Guitar:

          I purchased my new Dobro because I have always loved the sound. I have no music background but I will learn to play mine for my own enjoyment. The guitar is high quality,great sounding,good looking and very sturdy.

          (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My new 'lil Houn' Doggie

          By Cindy - RedRavenSounds

          from Washington State

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Guitar:

            I was looking for a reasonably priced resonator, and as acoustic resonator is not my primary instrument, I preferred not to spend significantly, as I own 12 guitars. As usual, Musicians Friend came through for me - I received the instrument in just a few days after ordering it. When I received it, I took it out of the shipping box, did a quick tune, and tried it - and loved it! I was well pleased. Its tone is very "resonator" - but also has a strong acoustic round hole tone blended with it. Like all resonators, it is heavier than a regular acoustic, weighing in about the same as a good solid body electric. The strings that come with it are adequate to get a rough idea of how good this guitar is for the money - but I re-strung almost immediately with D'addario coated strings, and this instrument really came to life. The action is set up a bit high, but as I also play slide - its a perfect mix. If you don't play slide, I would suggest you lower the action somewhat. Fit and finish is very good for an instrument in this price range, and the fret edges are nicely dressed. One small point -its a plastic nut, so that will get changed out to bone. Other than that - my 'lil Houn' Doggie and I are getting to be best of friends already, and I will bring it to my gig on Wednesday and mic it up with a Shure SM58.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Item!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            By Dick Chard

            from Curacao

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Great Sound Nice Feel

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Guitar:

            Came fast and is what I expected and then some. Nice piece!

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            HOWLIN' LITTLE RESONATOR

            By Lunk

            from Colorado Springs, CO

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Good With Rmsc Slides
            • Long Life
            • Loud
            • Slightly High Action
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Needs Better Strings

            Best Uses

            • Bluegrass Festivals
            • Blues Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dobro Hound Dog Round Neck Guitar:

            Excellent little Dobro, well-made and appealing tone and looks. Action a little high but works good for slides/bottlenecks. Very sturdy build.

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