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SOLD: 2010 Tim Scheerhorn L Body Dobro Italian Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood

 2010 Tim Scheerhorn L Body Dobro Italian Spruce and Madagascar Rosewood

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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SOLD: 2009 Scheerhorn L Body Quilted Maple with Italian Red Spruce Top Custom F-Holes New Price!

 2009 Scheerhorn L Body Quilted Maple with Italian Red Spruce Top Custom F Holes New Price!

Tim Scheerhorn 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 dobro has a unique topwood, Italian Red Spruce.  Italian Red Spruce is one of the most desirable tonewoods in existence, chosen by Tim for it's similar properties to Adirondack Spruce.... namely being power and clarity.  When paired with maple back and sides, you get a little bit more low end and tonal balance than with an all-maple body and virtually unlimited headroom and projection.

Tim took this guitar even further with the addition of F-holes instead of the round screens generally found on dobros.  According to Tim, approximately 40% of the airflow is blocked by the round screens.  The f-holes he designed allow air to move freely, no doubt producing that much more volume.

This guitar has a few dings, shown in the detail photographs.  There are some light playing scratches on the coverplate, as well as the body, also pictured.  There is a ding on the fingerboard, also pictured.  Original hardshell case included.

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SOLD: 1997 Scheerhorn Standard Body Dobro Flamed Maple Sunburst -New Price!

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 1997 Scheerhorn Standard Body Dobro Flamed Maple Sunburst  New Price!

Tim Scheerhorn 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.

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 particular guitar is Tim's Standard body size with a 14 3/16" lower bout, making it more compact than the larger L-bodies.  The tone is more direct and focused... much like an OM guitar vs. a dreadnought.  The body is constructed of highly flamed curly maple with a deep sunburst finish.  The body and fingerboard are both beautifully bound with Ivoroid bindings, contrasting the dark edges of the sunburst quite nicely.  Chrome Schaller tuners will ensure that staying in tune is not a problem!

As the photos will indicate, there are numerous dings and scratches throughout.  The coverplate shows wear, also pictured.   Original hardshell case included.

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SOLD: 2008 Scheerhorn “Bad Ass” L-Body Dobro Satin Finish Black Coverplate

 2008 Scheerhorn Bad Ass L Body Dobro Satin Finish Black Coverplate

Tim Scheerhorn 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 model is designated by Scheerhorn as "Bad Ass." He originally built one of these for himself, without much intention for making it a model.  Once a few customers saw his and started asking about them, he decided to make it a model and has produced 8 or 10 of these to date.

The finish is a deep black satin sunburst that our photos do not do justice.  The coverplate is black, and looks incredible against the rich sunburst.  The tone is massive, just like all Scheerhorns!

Tim is no longer taking orders for his instruments as his back log grew and grew to years for those lucky few able to order one. You won't be seeing much more of these any of these anytime soon.

This instrument has some wear on the coverplate, as the detailed photographs will demonstrate. There are some light finish scratches and shiny spots, common on satin finishes, also pictured.  Original hardshell case included.

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SOLD: 1997 Tim Scheerhorn Acoustic Electric Stereo Dobro with McIntyre Cone Pickup and Seymour Duncan Mini-Humbucker

 1997 Tim Scheerhorn Acoustic Electric Stereo Dobro with McIntyre Cone Pickup and Seymour Duncan Mini Humbucker

Tim Scheerhorn's Dobros are among the best ever made.  As loud and powerful as they are, however, the challenge of amplifying an acoustic instrument on stage with a full band is always challenging.  Tim has done an incredible job solving this problem with his Acoustic Electric model dobro.  Combining a Seymour Duncan mini-humbucker with a McIntyre cone pickup terminating to a stereo 1/4" jack... Tim has created the perfect dobro for plugging in and cranking up!  Tim designed this model for a country artist facing this problem and built it to the exact specs as his acoustic Scheerhorn so it felt the same on stage.

The Seymour Duncan pickup is normalled to the 1/4" jack when a mono cable is plugged in.  This pickup is quite hot and has a great deal of clarity and definition, and when plugged into our Fishman acoustic amp, sounds remarkably natural with tons of output.  The McIntyre pickup is installed at the cone and is a much richer, warmer acoustic sound.  With a stereo cable attached, it doesn't take long to realize the enormous amount of versatility this combination is capable of.  With separate volume and tone controls for each pickup, you can run 2 completely discreet amplifiers at the same time.  One amp could set one up for screaming distortion and one for clean tones.  With this configuration you can switch back and forth, or blend them to create entirely new sounds... the possibilities are endless!

This guitar has some dings and scratches throughout, as the detailed photographs will demonstrate.  There is a chip on the edge of the headstock, also pictured. The coverplate shows normal playing wear.  Original hardshell case included.

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SOLD: 2000 Tim Scheerhorn Dobro Curly Maple L-Body Honey Burst Finish

 2000 Tim Scheerhorn Dobro Curly Maple L Body Honey Burst Finish

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 dobro is constructed with a stunning set of Curly Maple.  Maple is known for it's clarity and focused high end, perfect for cutting through a bluegrass ensemble with ease.  The tone of this instrument is punchy and incredibly powerful with virtually unlimited headroom.  The instrument is finished with a gorgeous honey sunburst.

This used instrument has dings and scratches throughout, as the photographs will demonstrate.  These are most prominent on the areas that rub against the belt while playing.  There is some light wear on the coverplate, also pictured.  Original hardshell case included.

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SOLD: 2011 Tim Scheerhorn Wishlist Dobro African Mahogany L-Body – “Peace Corps Mahogany”

 2011 Tim Scheerhorn Wishlist Dobro African Mahogany L Body   Peace Corps Mahogany

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.

Tim has stopped taking orders for instruments and instead, started producing what he calls "Wishlist" instruments.  Tim builds the instruments that he wants, then goes down his waiting list.   If you are next on the list, you can purchase the instrument or pass on it.  At the time of writing, he has produced only 8 "Wishlist" instruments.

This special L-Body is constructed using a special set of African Mahogany.  This wood has quite a story, to say the least.  One of Tim's friends, a member of the Peace Corps, acquired some artwork from Africa in the 1960s.  Upon shipping it to the US, the crates were constructed using African Mahogany.  This good friend held on to the crates and eventually gave them to Tim with guitar building in mind.  Wishlist #2 and #3 were both built using this special wood.  This particular guitar is Wishlist #2. Tim named the special wood "Peace Corps Mahogany."

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 shows only light finish scratches on the upper bout.  There are also some areas of slight finish hazing, common on deep colored finishes such as this.  Original hardshell case included.

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