Resonator guitar (model 65 prototype)

Dobro Company (American)

Object Place: Los Angeles, California, United States


Length 96.4 cm, width 36.2 cm, depth 8.2 cm (Length 37 15/16 in., width 14 1/4 in., depth 3 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Magnolia, mahogany, ebony, ivory, mother-of-pearl, aluminum, plastic, steel, copper

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Americas, Musical Instruments




About 1989, sold by Dobro Company, Los Angeles, California, to John Clayton; about 1991, sold by Clayton to Mike Cass, Nashville, Tennessee; about 1992, sold by Cass to Walter Carter, Nashville, Tennessee; 2006, sold by Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 22, 2006)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Musical Instruments Curator's Fund, and by exchange from a Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Nathan, Gift of Josiah H. V. Fisher in memory of Emily W. McKibben, Gift of Roelof Weertman, and Gift of J. Vaughn Dennett