Origin of Dobroafter Do(pera) bro(thers), who developed it (c. 1928); influenced, influence by Czech dobro, good
a type of acoustic steel guitar with a circular resonator made of metal, esp. aluminum or tin, built into the guitar's hollow body, used in country music: it is played while held flat, often in the lap
[oftend-] an instrument of this type
A trademark for guitars and banjos, especially a guitar that is laid flat on its back and played chiefly with a slide.
- An acoustic guitar with a metal resonator
From the trade name "Dobro", used by Gibson Guitar Corporation, from Dopyera or Dopjera, name of the inventors + brothers, also punning on Slovak dobro meaning "good".
- Some popular tunings are C6 (C-E-G-A-C-E) and Dobro (G-B-D-G-B-D), but there are many, many other tunings with which lap steel players experiment.