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Brand New Blanchard Sequoia Dream Series #4, Brazilian Rosewood/European Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Blanchard
Product Year
2019
Model
Sequoia
Serial #
Dream Series #4
New/Preowned
New
SKU
TMP1412
Condition
Brand new
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - European
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Brazilian Rosewood and Abalone
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
Ebony - Macassar
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ebony - Macassar
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Mini
Tuner Finish
Gold with Black Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
4.25 in
Scale Fan Treble
25.25
Scale Length
26.25 in
Scale Length (mm)
667 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. 2 oz.
Case
Original - Hoffee
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Mark Blanchard went above and beyond the call of duty, way beyond. Our latest Blanchard Dream Series, number four, is the complete fingerstyle package. Mark’s Sequoia body with its generous 16” lower bout for bass and projection, a body wedge for player comfort (not to mention the Laskin-style arm bevel), multiscale fretboard (26.25-25.25”), EVO frets, soundport, cutaway—every feature you need for an effortless playing experience, no matter what crazy tuning.
Top shelf Brazilian Rosewood from our personal DG stash for the back and sides, and it’s paired with a creamy European Spruce top and Honduran Mahogany neck. We love just how easily this guitar plays from nut to saddle. The multiscale board allowed us to dip down into C territory without getting splashy, and it didn’t matter if we were plucking with fingers or picks: the voice was present, expansive, and enveloping. If there’s a flub note hidden in this Blanchard Dream Series, we haven’t found it yet, but we’ll keep playing just in case. For science. We’ll do other things around the office too. Honest.


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We custom ordered this Dream Series number four, and we are simply blown away with the result. Mark Blanchard is one of those makers that always impresses us. Like Kim Walker or Ervin Somogyi, he's able to get a lot of energy and extreme balance between the bass and trebles all at once. This guitar is his larger body Sequoia model, so the bass is big and bold, but the wedge body and the armrest bevel keep it under control and allow the sweet and elegant trebles to sing out proudly as well. You get it all. This guitar is complete. There’s nothing missing when I play the instrument, and it fingerpicks and strums equally well. This is a lifetime guitar for anyone, the best of everything from one of the best, Mark Blanchard.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.25 in - 26.25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Mark Blanchard went above and beyond the call of duty, way beyond. Our latest Blanchard Dream Series, number four, is the complete fingerstyle package.
 

We custom ordered this Dream Series number four, and we are simply blown away with the result. Mark Blanchard is one of those makers that always impresses us.
 
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