We always have a selection of some of the greatest Valco style amplifiers you will ever play through. Even at lower volumes, just dig into your guitar or harp and listen to the amp growl back!You will be amazed what you can accomplish with just 2 knobs.
The only undisputed fact seems to be that the dobro was NOT invented by French Canadian fur trappers.
As far as I'm concerned, the most definitive source is Wheeler (1990), specifically the chapters on National, Dobro, Valco, Regal, and Mosrite, but other details can be found in King (1991) and Gear (1978).
25.2” scale, round C neck carve with a 1-3/4” bone nut.
Hand polished high-gloss lacquer finish with a hint of amber tone.
And it never fails to surprise me when I find that even seasoned bluegrass veterans (and I'm talking here about folks who have won banjo contests, played in for decades in the top amateur bands, and have worked in the recording studio) don't know very much at all about the dobro, unless they happen to play one (questions like "Hey! Much of this essay is based on those sources, and the rest is based a personal viewpoint that comes from 15 years of opinionated dobro picking.