Dreadnaught # 135

This is a stunning guitar with gorgeous Amazon Rosewood back and sides and beautiful Flamed Koa Binding that has returned home to me to be sold.
A few years ago (after having tried my different models with different neck widths) a client ordered this guitar with a 1 3/4" nut width. After receiving the guitar and playing it for a while he found it just a little to narrow for some of the finger style stuff he was playing and was getting some string muting. He contacted me about a year ago about me selling the guitar for him and then building him a new one with a wider neck (even though he loves the sound, look and playability of this one). In the meantime he took the guitar over to his friend singer/song writer extraordinaire and front man for the band "Dark Horse", Paul Laine. Paul had just finished the acoustic tracks for their new album "Let it Ride" using vintage Martin's and Gibson's but liked the guitar so much he re-recorded all the tracks using this guitar (check out the new album at www.darkhorseofficial.com) and has had it for the last year. Now at last it has come home for me to sell. My client is asking $7500 CDN for it which is very reasonable considering the new replacement value of the guitar would be over 10K.

Specs

Top: 

Master Grade Sitka Spruce

Top bracing: 

Sitka Spruce

Back and sides: 

Amazon Rosewood

Back and sides bracing: 

Sitka Spruce / Mahogany

Bridge: 

Ebony

Finger board: 

Ebony

Nut and saddle: 

Bone

Binding: 

Flamed Koa

Peghead overlay: 

Amazon Rosewood

Tuners: 

Gold Gotoh 510

Fret wire: 

Evo Gold

Body length: 

20"

Width at lower bout: 

15 3/4"

Width at upper bout: 

11 1/2"

Body depth at end: 

4 3/4"

Body depth at heel: 

3 3/4"

Scale length: 

650 mm

Nut width: 

1 3/4"

String spacing at saddle: 

2 1/8"

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