Note: To see larger images, 'right-click' the thumbnail image and select 'open in new tab'. This will open the full hi-res image in a new tab on your browser.
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.
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 any of these anytime soon.
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 body is constructed of highly flamed curly maple with a deep sunburst finish. The body and fingerboard is 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! A McIntyre pickup has been installed... ready to hit the stage! We were all very impressed with the sound of this pickup plugged in... it is one of the most natural sounding dobro pickups we have heard.
This 1995 Scheerhorn has some playing wear. As the photos will indicate, there are numerous dings and scratches throughout. The coverplate shows wear, also pictured. There is a crack on the back side of the lower bout that does not go through to the inside and we believe it to be stable. A 3 x 4 1/2" tortoise plackard has been installed on the upper bass side for protection from belt buckles. Original tweed hardshell case included.