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Dobro Roots

A Photo Tour of Prewar Wood Body Dobros
By Steve Toth
Foreword by Jerry Douglas John Dopyera invented it in California in the late 1920s and along with his brothers Rudy, Emil, Robert and Louis, they formed the Dobro Corporation Ltd. This first and only book of it’s kind will show a wide variety of Dobro Guitars produced during the years 1929 through approximately 1941. With actual examples of most of the models. The various models are shown in an ordered sequence as they were made, coordinated with the catalog, advertisement and brochure information that is still available for each model shown. In “Dobro Roots” we have set out with hundreds of photographs to document an extensive sampling of the wood body Dobro guitars produced during the prewar period. “Dobro Roots” will be both an historical and entertaining resource and reference book for those interested in Dobro and resonator guitars. Chapters include: Background, California 5 Series, California 6 Series, Cyclops Series, Regal First Series, California 7 Series, Teardrop Series, Regal Final Series. Plus an added CD bonus of Steve Toth playing 15 tunes on 15 different prewar wood body Dobros that you will find interesting, informative and enjoyable. "This is the Dobro wish book..."Jerry Douglas
00125507Hard Cover/CD, 216 pgs, Full Color $55.00

Regal Musical Instruments: 1895-1955

by Bob Carlin
Regal Musical Instruments: 1895-1955 is the only book to trace the history of the Chicago musical manufacturer. With its roots in Indianapolis, the Regal familiar to most c ollectors and players was spun off of music giant Lyon & Healy in 1908. Regal Musical Instruments 1895-1955 draws upon period trade magazines, distributor catalogues, as well as the never before published memories of Regal factory employees to paint a complete picture of the company’s history.
00001484 $45.00

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