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1996 Dobro Duolian D90 Cutaway Roundneck Resonator Maple Body w/ Case, OMI-Made


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Up for sale, a 1996 Dobro Duolian D90 in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. This Dobro is among the rarest models of the OMI era, likely only produced for one year, and is also one of the finest, featuring single cone construction with a biscuit bridge, maple body, and a birdseye maple neck capped with a rosewood fretboard.

Tonally, this D90 has a full-bodied tone with a glassy immediacy and punch. The overtones are sweet and singing, and there’s a smoothness to the trebles that complements the warm, barking low end. Additionally, there's a natural articulation and shimmer emblematic of maple as a tonewood, and this resonator is very responsive to user inputs. Weighing 5lbs 10oz, this D90 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 12-53 bronze strings and medium action that enables both slide and fingerstyle playing.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Birdseye maple
-Shape: Chunky C, generous shoulders, measuring .870” 1st fret, .940” 9th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, dot inlay
-Frets: Slender, very faint wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-2
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 3/4”
-Tuners: Original Grover open-gear
-Headstock: “Duolian” decal, “Dobro” truss rod cover
-Serialization: 96 stamp on top of headstock

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple, flame figuring on rims
-Hardware: Biscuit bridge with compensated two-piece saddle (ebony for wound strings, maple for plain)
-Cone: Original
-Action: Medium height, currently measures 10/64” on the bass side, 7/64” on the treble side (12th fret)

Crack-free and very well-kept, cosmetic wear on the gloss Natural finish is limited to a scant few faint scratches and tiny nicks on the body as a whole, largely limited to the back, and there's a touch of rack rash adjacent to the nut. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss.

The original black tolex hardshell case with gold Dobro silkscreen graphic is included.