Saturday, August 8, 2009

Olita Brown and Her Dobro

Identified on the back, Olita Brown stands in front of an old car, holding her Dobro guitar. The Dobro is actually a trade name now owned by the Gibson Guitar Company. The Dobro was first made by the Dobro Company owned by the Dopyera brothers. John Dopyera invented a resonator guitar, with built in metal cones that amplified the sound of the guitar. The Dobro is very popular with country/blue grass musicians. Click on the image for a larger view, and the word "Dobro" can be seen on the guitar's neck.

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