Dobro introduced the Model 27 in 1934 and it quickly became their most popular model. This example was made around 1935, although coming with an exact date is difficult. The square-ended slots in the headstock suggest the guitar was made in California, but Regal in Chicago was making Dobros under license at this time, and both companies made parts for each other. It has a body made of laminated hardwood, most likely birch, and has the calssic Dobro sunburst on the top. This guitar has a round neck but it has been strung up with high, Hawaiian-style action for most of its life. The lack of fret wear suggests that this guitar spent most of its life set up that way. Consequently, the neck angle is not great and it really can’t be played with low action and standard tuning without extensive work. Which is not a tragedy because this is a great sounding Dobro that works perfectly for slide style playing. Includes a recent vintage hardshell case.