Veteran resophonic guitar player and fairly new Luthier, Jerry Pitt, Pitt Resophonic Guitars, of Melcher – Dallas, Iowa, is proud to announce his endorsement of Glen Crain, one of the most melodically creative and well respected dobro players in the bluegrass industry today. Glen is plays dobro with the Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry and has played with the guys for many years.
Glen met Jerry Pitt after a Central City, Iowa show on August 27th and an immediate friendship was struck. Jerry let Glen pick on his “Old Hounds” reso-guitars that he handcrafted for the sole purpose of creating the “old dobro sound, but with the power and ability to sustain like the newer post design guitars.” Glen had this to say about the “Old Hounds” guitars:
“He (Jerry) can turn out an excellent resophonic guitar for $999. I want to be able to push a guitar that is handmade yet affordable for a beginner as well as a seasoned player. For me it was love at first sight and I couldn’t wait to try it out in a microphone on stage. I did just that in Clarkesville, Georgia and fell in love with my “Old Hound” from Pitt Resophonic Guitars all over again.”
Jerry has been playing dobro for many years but only just got his start as a Luthier back in 2014. “I wanted to provide a guitar that was a high quality instrument with a great sound at an affordable price.” Jerry currently builds just the two standard models, which he calls his “Old Hounds.”