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Newly purchased wood bodied resonator. This has the metal biscuit bridge and ribbed cone, and cheaply produced body, as in other online photos. After a clean and new strings the guitar is not overtly loud and has a bass rich smooth tone, closer to my metal Dobro Duolian with biscuit than my Gretsch Bobtail with spider. Note the body binding is to the top only and the fret markers are at the 5th, 7th, and 9th frets only. The guitar seems to be all original with no later additions.
Stavros - I was the highest bidder on that guitar before it was taken off ebay. Entirely up to you, but I wouldn't mind knowing what the arrangement was, whether the seller knew it was a brasher, what you paid etc. TT
Stavros: My Brasher has an identical body, but a different cover plate and tail piece. The Brasher patent number 349,662 should be stamped in the rim of the resonator cone. You mentioned the 3 fret board position dots. The dots in mine were made out of a flexible plastic-like material, which reminded me of linoleum. I know because I removed them in order to inlay pearl dots in a pattern typical of a square neck dobro. Finally, the body was actually made by a prolific Toronto builder named Arthur Hensel. Brasher then stamped and installed the metal bits.