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Harmonium Hero Lap-slide - Celtic? (10) RE: Lap-slide - Celtic? 26 Dec 12

In the interests of accuracy, what Jerry Douglas is playing in the clip above is not a Dobro, as some of the comments on Youtube see to assume. it's a Weissenborn. This form of Hawaiian/lap steel guitar predates Nationals and Dobros. Its inventor, Herman Weissenborn, died in 1937. You can get modern copies of these instruments. Luvvem!

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