Montuoro Guitar Co. Style 6 Dreadnought
I am an admitted Dreadnought fanatic and absolutely love building this style guitar. The Larson’s were not really known for their dreads, and for good reason, but when you add that Larson magic and power to the already genius John Deichman design you wind up with a guitar that is unmatched. This build transforms the average Indian Rosewood guitar into a truer sounding Rosewood instrument. The added tensioning of the thinner top helps add more complexity to the tonal color of Mahogany or Indian Rosewood.
Another one of my favorite aspects is the smaller straight ebony bridge. Ebony has the ability to dampen the soundboard more than any other material so by keeping it smaller the top is capable of vibrating more freely. And with Red Spruce being as stiff as it is this helps dramatically. The appointments are kept subdued and the guitar still retains an elegant vibe. After all, the beauty is in the tone…
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Adirondack, non-laminated braces
Indian rosewood back and sides
1 3/4" nut width
2 5/16" bridge spacing
25.59” Scale length
Honduran mahogany neck with non-adj. with steel reinforcement bar
Note: This Dreadnought is also available with 1-11/16” nut and 2-1/8” bridge spacing. As always, a variety of appointments are always available – just ask for details.