In the handmade tradition. One at a time. Just for you.
Your Dickey Guitar being crafted
Paul D - Grand A!
This guitar was termed a "cannon" by my brother-in-law and I'm prone not to
argue. The top and braces are made from Adirondack red spruce a revered top
wood. My brother, Paul, selected this for his guitar because he wanted a top that
'looked like wood'. He couldn't have chosen better.
Ebony fretboard and bridge, red spruce soundboard, Indian rosewood back and
sides, Honduran mahogany neck, HD28 rosette, 25.4 inch scale, 18 to 1 Grover
Rotomatic tuning machines, grand auditorium shape with venetian cutaway.
80/20 Bronze strings make it sound very full and strong, this is a fine guitar.
Carving the braces. The scalloped braces on this guitar give it a signature sound
reminiscent of pre-war Martins. It is a pattern followed by many hand makers.
Carving braces is quick and fun, soon you are sanding, looking for any traces of
dried glue and ready to glue up to the rim. The soundboard makes or breaks the
guitar's ultimate sound. I tend to follow the traditional designs, proven over and over
to make great guitars.
A quick final shot before it heads for Texas. This guitar taught me a few lessons,
how to bend a Venetian cutaway for one. The standard Martin pickguard looks a bit
out of place. Time to design one of my own. bd
The cutaway makes a nice looking guitar of this model, especially because of the fine set of Indian
rosewood. Thanks Paul for giving me the opportunity to build you this instrument. My hope is many years of
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