Dobro No. 100

The basic Dobro models were plain and inexpensive, with bodies made of laminated birch or mahogany.

A midline model featured what appeared to be elaborate relief-carving on the body – it was actually sandblasted.

And the top-of-the-line Dobros sported bodies of burl walnut, some of them with highly figured two- or four-piece bookmatched backs.

Model 100 here was the longest-lived of these ‘custom walnut’ Dobros, lasting until 1937.