Over the weekend Boing Boing reported that John and Rudy Dopyera’s collection of instruments is for sale in its entirety. The Dopyera brothers are best known as the inventors of the Dobro, which is how the instrument got it’s name. The collection is for sale directly through Elderly Instruments. It will be sold only as a collection in it’s entirety which includes 12 instruments and 2 workbenches.
Rudy Dopyera passed away in 1978 and left his instruments and workshop to brother John, at that time 85 years old. When John passed on in 1988 the combined instruments and contents of the two workshops were packed up and put in storage by the family. Family members have now decided to sell the existing collection, plus the historic workbenches on which the brothers did much of their early work.
Elderly is asking that only those with serious interest in purchasing the collection contact them about it. Contact info is available on the page linked above.