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They renamed the company Original Acoustic Instruments and moved production to Nashville.Gibson now uses the name Dobro only for models with the inverted-cone design that the original Dobro Manufacturing Company used.

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By 1937, it was the only manufacturer, and the license was officially made exclusive.

Regal continued to manufacture and sell resonator instruments under many names, including Regal, Dobro, Old Kraftsman, and Ward.

Unlike his earlier tricone design, the Dobro had a single resonator cone and it was inverted, with its concave surface facing up.

The Dobro company described this as a bowl shaped resonator.

However, in 1970, they again acquired the Dobro name—Mosrite having gone into temporary liquidation.

The Gibson Guitar Corporation acquired OMI in 1993, along with the Dobro name.The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments.Please note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year, and thereby the date of your guitar can only be approximated."Dobro" is both a contraction of "Dopyera brothers" and a word meaning "goodness" or goodwill in their native Slovak (and also in most slavic languages).An early company motto was "Dobro means good in any language." The Dobro was the third resonator guitar design by John Dopyera, the inventor of the resonator guitar, but the second to enter production.The Dobro name appeared on other instruments, notably electric lap steel guitars and solid body electric guitars and on other resonator instruments such as Safari resonator mandolins.

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