Dreadnought

The dreadnought is undoubtedly the best known and most copied guitar in the history of this instrument. It was born at Martin, built in 1916 for the Oliver Ditson Company of Boston. It has a wide body and high sides, and its sound is powerful and deep. The body is squared. Man said that this form was chosen by Martin to facilitate the bending of the sides and to avoid that the staff would spoil in quantity. The D found immediate feedback on the market, and it was adopted by most of the country guitarists for its bass, designed to accompany the singer's voice. At a distance of 95 years is still the best-selling guitar in the world. Look through any magazine and you will find a Dreadnought. Have you ever seen Neil Young without his D45? And the same applies to about Crosby, Stills & Nash. We could continue filling pages and pages of names more or less famous. Made of different materials and with various decorations, it maintained a type of construction virtually unchanged for almost a century. Its sound is unique! The model you see is my last creation: it has a top in Sitka, back and sides in Honduran Mahogany, ebony fingerboard and bridge. This model is inspired to the pre-war production. The thickness of the wood is reduced and the internal structure lightened. I like to propose mahogany for its sound and for its outstanding promptness. Not surprisingly, the D Mahogany is the first choice of American pickers, Norman Blake, Doc Watson. Try it!

Top in Sitka, back and sides in Honduran Mahogany, fretboard and bridge in African Ebony.

On demand:

Top: Adirondak, Abete Val di Fiemme, Sitka bearclaw, Cedro, Redwood, Sinker redwood

Back & Sides: Koa, Flamed Eurpean Maple, Ziricote, Brazilian Rosewood, Madagascar Rosewood, Indian Rosewood.

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