Dobro Tenortrope tenor guitar 1930

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Is it a banjo? Or is it a tenor guitar?
The Tenortrope is a 1930’s creation of the Dopyera brothers. With a banjo-sized 22 3/4” scale length and a spider resonator cone, the Tenortrope is sweeter than a banjo, louder than a tenor guitar, and a uniquely-voiced rarity. This example is blinged out with custom inlays and golden appointments, and features a bound walnut resonator/body. (I’ve read that these special appointments were reserved for just a few Tenortropes, ones that were presented at guitar shows back in the day). The tuners are planetary replacements that match the gold appointments. It’s in nice condition for 90 or so years old: some light scratches here and there, but overall a pleasure to look at. Frets are in good shape, action is great, and neck is straight.
This instrument will work for mandolin players, tenor guitarists, tenor banjo players, and anyone interested in an unusual and unique piece of history. Tuned to CGDA tenor tuning currently, it should work fine in Chicago or octave mandolin tuning.
Serial number 2509-2, placing the manufacture date somewhere between 1928-30.

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Listeda month ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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