2008 Pre Owned Scheerhorn "Bad Ass" L-Body Dobro Satin Finish Black Coverplate ID-5708
2008 Pre Owned 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. This Pre Owned Scheerhorn 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.
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.
- Serial: 592
- Top Wood: Maple
- Back Wood: Maple
- Nut Width: 1 7/8"
- Scale: 25"
- Year: 2008
- Inlays: Dots
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fretboard: Ebony - Extended
- Nut Material: Bone
- Bridge: Spider Bridge
- Tuners: Black Gotoh
- Purfling: White
- Body Binding: Black
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Maple
- Neck Profile: Squareneck
- Case: Original Hardshell Case