2009 Clinesmith Dobro Resonator Guitar

This absolute beaut is a recent Clinesmith resonator that's all-original and in good order. These instruments are desirable and difficult-to-procure builds intended for stage musicians to get the most out of their sound. They have an interesting (and different) build inside which means the whole instrument works with the resonator to make the voice (rather than just a "reflector" for the cone as most Dobro-style guitars are design) sound as big and full as it is.

It has an interior clear-plastic "deflector" positioned below the soundholes to force sound up and out of the guitar and help cut-down on unwanted overtone sequences. You can read all about it on the Clinesmith website, but suffice to say it's all well-thought-out. He's also not taking new resonator guitar orders at the moment (2023) so there's definitely going to be a dry spell before more of these are on the market.

Apparently, there were some earlier Clinesmith builds where the tuners bunched the strings up at the headstock a bit. This has the revised headstock path -- so no worries.

Repairs included: dust-off, minor cone adjustments.

Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz

Scale length: 25"

Nut width: 2"

Neck shape: squareneck

Board radius: flat

Body width: 14 1/8"

Body depth: 3 7/8"

Body: solid spruce over solid Indian rosewood

Cone type: Dobro-style

Bridge: spider w/maple+ebony saddles

Fretboard: ebony

Neck wood: mahogany

Action height at 12th fret:
String gauges: bigger ones for GBDGBD tuning (at the moment)

Truss rod: N/A

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: raised

Condition notes: it's really pretty clean but does have small usewear throughout -- tiny little dings in the back and sides from handling and whatnot. Still, it looks more "shopworn" than gigged.

It comes with: a nice hard case

Consignor tag: IG