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1984 Somogyi Dreadnought, Brazilian Rosewood/Sitka Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Somogyi
Product Year
1984
Model
Mod D
Serial #
82
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1259
Condition
Dings and scratches on top, some buckle rash on edge of back. Cleated/stabilized back crack, some finish checks/shrinkage at headstock volute, all stable.
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany - Flamed
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Segmented
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Maple
Fret Markers
Dots, MOP
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Maple - Birdseye
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20/125 in
Upper Bout
11.75 in
Lower Bout
15.785 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.25 in
Scale Length (mm)
641.5 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
4 lb. 8 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case
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Description

Ervin Somogyi may be the grandfather of contemporary fingerstyle guitar-building, but we’ve got a 1984 Dreadnought of his that proves his work excels under a flatpick just as well. We’ve even got a few photos from Ervin showing Dan Crary playing this very guitar as proof. This is a gorgeous example of Brazilian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce, plus a Florentine Cutaway and 25.25” scale, that’s a breeze to play with fingers or picks. The shorter scale sweetens up the treble strings without compromising the bass response, and we love how the balanced middle register fills out the voice.
The setup is dialed into a sweet spot for a variety of attacks, and the strikingly Flamed Mahogany neck is a smooth, slim operator for deft lefthand work. This Somogyi Dread is in great shape, especially considering it’s been cruising along for over 35 years!


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Here's a beautiful example of Ervin Somogyi's earlier work, with Brazilian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce and a Flamed Mahogany neck. The playability is matched only by the tone of this guitar: smooth to the touch, and exquisitely balanced across the strings. We recorded this one first with fingers, and then we had Allen Shadd put it through its paces with a flatpick to show you how dynamic this Somogyi Dread can be. This is a great opportunity to get a piece of Somogyi history for yourself!
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Ervin Somogyi may be the grandfather of contemporary fingerstyle guitar-building, but we’ve got a 1984 Dreadnought of his that proves his work excels under a flatpick just as well. We’ve even got a few photos from Ervin showing Dan Crary playing this very guitar as proof.
 

Here's a beautiful example of Ervin Somogyi's earlier work, with Brazilian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce and a Flamed Mahogany neck. The playability is matched only by the tone of this guitar: smooth to the touch, and exquisitely balanced across the strings.
 
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