The Dreadnought

The Dreadnought is probably the most popular acoustic guitar in the world today. It has a deep full sound that many singer songwriters love. This is a great guitar for accompanying other acoustic instruments or vocals. For strumming or flat picking this is a great guitar design.

Specifications

Total length 40 9/16"

Lower bout 15 9/16"

Upper bout 11 1/2"

Waist 10 15/16"

Body length 19 11/16"

Depth 3 15/16"-5"

Nut 1 3/4"

String spacing 2 9/32"

Fingerboard radius 16"

Scale length 25.4"

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Koa Dreadnought

This dreadnought is made with an amazing curly Koa back and sides and an Adirondack spruce soundboard. The binding on the body is Ebony and the binding on the neck and headstock is curly Koa. This guitar has a laminated neck of Mahogany, Maple and Walnut. The fingerboard is Ebony and the bridge is African Blackwood. The head cap is Ebony and the inlays are made of white mother of pearl and paua abalone. The scale length is 25.4". The truss rod is a two way adjustable"Hot Rod". The tuning machines are Waverlys with ebony buttons. genuine bone nut and saddle are also included as well as bone bridge pins with abalone dots. The finish is Lacquer. This guitar also has an upgraded purfling and the rosette with Koa and paua abalone. This guitar comes with an Ameritage case with a humidity control system.

Listen to Mike Salovich play this guitar

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The Mahogany Dreadnought

This guitar has figured Mahogany back and sides, a Red Spruce top, Koa binding, a laminated neck with figured Mahogany, Maple and Walnut with an Ebony headcap and a Koa back cap. The fingerboard is Ebony and has custom made shell inlays. The tuning machines are open gear Gotoh 510s and there is a K&K pick up inside.

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The Sonic Sitka Dreadnought

This is a Dreadnought with a cutaway. It has block mottled Makore' back and sides and a bear claw sitka soundboard. It has a Mahogany neck and rosewood binding with an ebony fingerboard and bridge. It has a bone nut, saddle and bridge pins. The fingerboard inlays are abalone. The rosette has an abalone ring inlayed into a band of Makore". The scale length is 25.4" and the tuning machines are Gotoh 510.

This guitar is part of a special project where eighty seven different Luthiers built guitars using sound boards that all came from the same Sitka spruce tree. The study is to observe what audible changes happen to a guitars wood over ten years.

Listen to Nolan James play this guitar

You can also see and hear this guitar being played by Nolan James on the Video page

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This guitar is a dreadnought with Malaysian Blackwood back and sides. It has an Adirondack spruce soundboard and Koa binding.The fingerboard is ebony and the bridge is African Blackwood. The inlays are mother of pearl and abalone. The Tuning machines are Gotoh 510 chrome with black buttons. This guitar also features a rosette design with the Malaysian Blackwood and abalone.

Listen to Steve Kaul play this guitar

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This Dreadnought has Honduran Rosewood back and sides and an Adirondack spruce soundboard. The bridge and fingerboard are Ebony, as is the neck binding. The body binding is curly Koa. The rosette is Honduran Rosewood and Abalone with twelve black and white lines. The headstock inlay and the fingerboard inlay are also Abalone. Of special note are the black and gold Gotoh 510 tuning machines and the butterfly inlay on the heal cap.

Listen to Nolan James play this guitar

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This guitar has an Adirondack spruce soundboard and a Cocobolo back and sides. The binding is curly Koa and the fingerboard and bridge are Cocobolo and the neck is mahogany. the rosette is of special interest on this guitar, it is made with Paua Abalone and black Mother of Pearl. It also features a slotted head stock with Schaller tuning machines.The scale length is 25.4".

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This Dreadnought is made with block mottled figured Makore' back and sides. The soundboard is Sitka spruce and the binding is curly maple. The neck is Mahogany and the fingerboard and head cap are Ebony. All of the inlays are gold Mother of Pearl. The tuning machines are gold Gotoh.The scale length is 25.4"

Listen to Mike Cramer play this guitar

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