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- n. (noun) An acoustic guitar with a metal resonator.
Mr. Wildhorn's tunes sound like half-remembered middle-of-the-road AM-radio ballads from the 1970s, touched up with banjo and dobro to give them a theme-park period feel.
Often played with a slide, the dobro was invented during the Hawaiian music craze of the late-1920s by the Dopyera brothers. Douglas recently presented their descendents with an honorary award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.
'I heard the dobro and it just made sense,' Beck said. 'It's like the electric guitar of the acoustic world. It's got that sustain. It spoke to me right off the bat.'
‘Dobro’ is named for its Czech-U.S. inventors, the Dopera Brothers, and also means ‘(the) good, a good thing’ in Czech.