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1976 Henderson Dreadnought, Walnut/Appalachian Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Henderson, Wayne
Builder
Wayne Henderson
Product Year
1976
Model
Dreadnought
Serial #
35
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP590
Condition
Well-loved. Gone over by our repair team, who refretted the board, installed a new nut/saddle, and cleated a few cracks. Some light pick wear, finish checking.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Walnut
Top
Spruce - Appalachian
Neck Wood
Walnut
Neck Profile
V - Hard
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Herringbone
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Diamonds and Snowflakes
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Walnut
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.75 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4.875 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.625 in
Nut Width (mm)
41.3 mm
String Spacing
2.1875 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
4 lb. 15 oz.
Case
Hardshell
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Description

Our latest Wayne Henderson also happens to be one of the first! #35 was built all the way back in 1976, when Wayne was still working out of Rugby, VA. This Dread has been lovingly played for countless hours: run your hand along the neck and feel how the years have smoothed till it shines. The original owner came to Wayne with some Walnut that he wanted to be used for a guitar. Wayne agreed, and put it to use for the back and sides on this dread, as well as the neck, making this Wayne’s first Walnut guitar! Appalachian Spruce on top, herringbone trim, a V neck with rounded tip, and a slim 1.625” nut for deft lefthand work.


A well-played-in dread is worth its weight in gold; even more so with a Henderson. There’s no telling how many hundreds of hours this guitar’s been singing for, but our repair team went over it with a fine-toothed comb to make sure everything was on the up and up. With that clean bill of health in mind, we’re offering this Henderson Dreadnought as an incredible deal. Not only has it already been broken in, the Walnut gives the guitar a crisp, focused projection and midrange punch that sets it apart from other Hendos.


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Here is a remarkable early Henderson from 1976. Just number 35 from this renowned maker from Galax, Virginia. It was made for a good friend of his who provided the Walnut for the matching neck on this guitar. It came to us having been loved for decades, so we gave it some tender loving care, repaired a few cracks, and refretted the instrument so that it plays and feels like new on the front of the fingerboard. The back of the neck feels like an old pair of jeans. The tone is woody and clear and very unique, thanks to the Walnut body. I love this one, someone please buy it before I do.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.625 in
STRING SPACING 2.1875 in
WOODS SPRUCE - APPALACHIAN,
WALNUT

Our latest Wayne Henderson also happens to be one of the first! #35 was built all the way back in 1976, when Wayne was still working out of Rugby, VA.
 

Here is a remarkable early Henderson from 1976. Just number 35 from this renowned maker from Galax, Virginia.
 
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