12-fret Slope Shoulder Dreadnought
Indian rosewood & Carpathian spruce

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A 12-fret slot head dreadnought built with Indian rosewood back & sides and a Carpathian spruce top. This Indian rosewood set is nicely quartered, and quite striking; it looks more like Central American rosewood more than Indian rosewood (click on the image at right). Carpathian spruce is similar to Adirondack spruce, although Carpathian seems to have a little nicer appearance (in terms of color, grain count, etc.) than the corresponding grade of Adirondack. This particular top is extraordinarily responsive — this guitar had that great dreadnought growl from the moment it was strung up. The best part about this guitar is its sound: it has great volume and projection. I suspect that the first serious buyer that hears this guitar will snap it up in a heartbeat. The trim was inspired by the pre war Martin style 21 guitars. The guitar has forward-shifted, scalloped bracing, 1 3/4" neck width at the nut, 25.4" scale, tortoise binding, chevron backstrip, and herringbone rosette. It incorporates modern features such as a low profile, bolt-on neck with an adjustable truss rod.

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Boulder, Colorado