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." 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.
This special L-Body is constructed using a Italian Spruce top and gorgeous Madagascar Rosewood back and sides. The Italian Spruce top is responsive with an impressive amount of volume. The striking set of Madagascar chosen for the back and sides boasts a lot of presence with a broad dynamic range. It has a strong bass, lower mids, and incredible sustain.
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 is in excellent condition and shows only light finish scratches on the upper bout. There is one scratch on the back as seen in the detailed photos below. Original hardshell case included.
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