Posted 5 years ago
I have owned this vintage instrument for many years and it has hung in a place of honor in my recording studio for many years. The problem is that no one I have been able to contact can tell me what it is. I believe it is a 1936 Dobro Resonator Mandolin, but I am not certain because there are no labels on it or the case (which is in terrible condition).
I do know that it was purchased (i do not know if used or new) by my wife's Great-Grandfather D. W. Roberts pictured on the far left of the attached Paramount Productions publicity photo who is shown in this 1936 photo on the set of "The Texas Rangers" with (From Left) Loyd Nolan, Fred McMurray, Jack Oakie and Director King Vidor. In McKinley County New Mexico where the film was shot. He was one of the old wests veteran two gun peace officers and was tough as nails and a lover of old time country music and a consultant on the film.
This instrument came down to me from my family and is a treasured heirloom I would NEVER part with. I would however just out of curiosity want to know its manufacturer, model and value for insurance purposes.
So if anyone knows, they can contact me and I would appreciate any information I could get..