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Jerry Douglas

Jerry Douglas

Wood and metal

posted 6/1/2002

The Dobro is the instrument that put the twang in country music, but it is much more besides. It was the 1928 creation (and contracted namesake) of the Czech American Dopyera brothers, who placed a steel disc over the sound hole of a guitar and added an aluminum cone underneath it to amplify the sound. Held flat and played from above, Hawaiian style, it allows

 
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