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1978 David Russell Young Dreadnought, Brazilian Rosewood/Cedar
$51,500
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Specs
Status
Pending Sale
Brand
Young, David Russell
Product Year
1978
Model
Dreadnought
Serial #
n/a
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2443
Condition
Various play wear on top, body, and neck. Small side crack at lower bout, appears stable. Finish chipped or worn through in several places on sides and neck. Small finish drop fill repair at top, lower bout. Finish crack at headstock, Moderate fret wear, but plays easily and without sizzle.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Back & Sides Keywords
3-Piece
Top
Cedar
Neck Wood
Rosewood - Brazilian
Neck Profile
V - Hard
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
MOP
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Abalone
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Black
Pickup
Fishman Rare Earth Soundhole
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.625 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.125 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.4 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.795 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.815 in
Weight
5 lb. 5 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Cedar Creek (includes old maybe original molded case in fair condition if desired)
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Description

David Russell Young built guitars for only a handful of years, managing to rack up an impressive stable of world class players in the 60s and 70s, including the one and only Gram Parsons. We feel privileged to have a beautiful example of his work from 1978 on offer today, a Dreadnought with 3-piece Brazilian Rosewood back and Cedar top, Rosewood bindings, and a stylized phoenix inlaid in Abalone at the headstock. The neck is also Brazilian Rosewood, adding sustain to the voice and rarity to the build. The slick and easy setup makes for effortless playability, and we find this one is equally at home with picks as fingertips. It has some honest play wear but is structurally sound (evidence of its having been played in and woken up), plus the soundhole currently bears a Fishman rare earth pickup mounted at the fretboard terminus.

Other keywords: luthier, guitarbuilding, 1970s, fingerstyle, vintage guitar, 3 piece, brazilain

Here is an extremely rare and collectible guitar that you'll want to play every day. Players including Carly Simon, Merle Haggard, Keith Richard, Eric Clapton, and Gram Parsons have all made music on DRY Guitars.
 
This is a gorgeous piece of lutherie history that also has the perk of being played in and wide awake. Fingerstyle perfection, and it holds up great under a pick as well.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.125 in
WOODS CEDAR,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

David Russell Young built guitars for only a handful of years, managing to rack up an impressive stable of world class players in the 60s and 70s, including the one and only Gram Parsons. We feel privileged to have a beautiful example of his work from 1978 on offer today, a Dreadnought with 3-piece Brazilian Rosewood back and Cedar top, Rosewood bindings, and a stylized phoenix inlaid in Abalone at the headstock.
 

Here is an extremely rare and collectible guitar that you'll want to play every day. Players including Carly Simon, Merle Haggard, Keith Richard, Eric Clapton, and Gram Parsons have all made music on DRY Guitars.
 
This is a gorgeous piece of lutherie history that also has the perk of being played in and wide awake. Fingerstyle perfection, and it holds up great under a pick as well.
 
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