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1996 Dudenbostel D-18S Mahogany/Adirondack
$12,355 $11,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Dudenbostel
Product Year
1996
Model
D-18S
Serial #
15
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP235
Condition
Very Good. Some pick wear around fretboard extension, faint finish check at center strip of back.
Body Type(s)
Large, Slope Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Back & Sides Keywords
Mahogany
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Wood
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.75 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.875 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
4 lb. 6 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - TKL
Description


Delightfully opened up, this 1996 D-18S from Lynn Dudenbostel lends weight to the argument that older equals better. The voice speaks to the hundreds of hours of tunes that have already gone into these fine tonewoods: dry, cracklin' bass from the Mahogany back and sides and a crisp set of treble strings with a toothy bite (a la Adirondack Spruce). With the 12-fret neck and Slope Dreadnought body, this Dudenbostel has an extra dose of warmth and sweetness that smooths the edges between respective registers, and the 1 25/32" nut pffers a spacious left hand experience.



Want to fingerpick Appalachian-style in dropped tunings? This D-18S turns into a fingerpicking cannon at the turn of a few tuner knobs, responding as easily to a lighter touch as an aggressive flatpick. Have we mentioned that this Dudenbostel has opened up beautifully?

This one's got the juice. Dry, woody Mahogany tone at its finest. A well-equipped guitar for many styles, but defiinitely great as a Blues machine.
 
While he's well-known for his mandolins, Lynn Dudenbostel makes really fine Martin-style acoustic guitars as well. This one is one of my favorite models with the slotted peghead and sloped shoulders. It speaks the way a dreadnought should and feels great.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
MAHOGANY

Delightfully opened up, this 1996 D-18S from Lynn Dudenbostel lends weight to the argument that older equals better. The voice speaks to the hundreds of hours of tunes that have already gone into these fine tonewoods: dry, cracklin' bass from the Mahogany back and sides and a crisp set of treble strings with a toothy bite (a la Adirondack Spruce).
 

This one's got the juice. Dry, woody Mahogany tone at its finest.
 
While he's well-known for his mandolins, Lynn Dudenbostel makes really fine Martin-style acoustic guitars as well. This one is one of my favorite models with the slotted peghead and sloped shoulders.
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