Dobro® resonator guitar, an American invented instrument, has been
around since the mid 1920's. The Dobro trademark is owned by Gibson.
Guitars of this type, built by independent guitar makers, are
referred to as resonator, or, resophonic, guitars.
resonator guitar, now in a "Golden Era", is popular in contemporary
Bluegrass music, adding a soulfull, bluesy touch to the
music. Modern country music has rediscovered the resonator
guitar after abandoning the instrument for decades.
instrument is available with either a wooden or metal
body. Square necked guitars are played horizontally, similar
to the steel guitar. The strings are elevated off the neck.
The instrument is played with a bar called a steel. Round
necked models are played Spanish style, with or without a
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