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2005 Lucas LD-28 Brazilian/Adirondack (Red)
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Status
Sold
Brand
Lucas, Randy
Product Year
2005
Model
LD-28
Serial #
85
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5061
Condition
Very Good. Mammoth ivory bridge pins, fossilized ivory nut and saddle
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
42 Style
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Diamond
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
Torch
Body Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
2019.875 in
Upper Bout
11.375 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4.875 in
Scale Length
25.125 in
Scale Length (mm)
638.2 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

If you had to list your favorite Bluegrass Dreadnought makers active today, we'd bet good money that Randy Lucas would be one of the highest on your list. This LD-28 that we've got in the shop is absolutely top of the class in terms of tone, playability, and sheer fun. Randy's reputation has been built on years of repair and restoration, and as such his guitars are bombproof and dynamite-voiced--at the same time!This 2005 LD-28, in particular, has a tendency toward explosiveness: the low-end is crystal clear and articulate, with a low E and A string that each have great presence and are perfect for accentuating the bass lines of chords in Bluegrass accompaniment. Add to that trebles which pop like firecrackers and a middle register which is tight, controlled, and crisp, and you have an instrument which fully lives up to the title "Bluegrass Cannon."Built with a dark-grained set of Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides, this box is beautiful to behold, and with the expertly voiced Adirondack Spruce top, the LD-28 has huge potential for projection, but doesn't top out easily. In short, with Brazilian richness and Adirondack attack, this Dreadnought has enough acoustic force to level a room of the fiercest banjos.That said, this Dreadnought also responds easily to fingerpicking, and with a thumbpick it can broadcast Doc Watson arrangements with the best of them. Traditionally-built contemporary Dreadnoughts which play like butter are few and far between: this LD-28 is on the short list of such Dreads, for sure.

Randy's work is fabulous; he never disappoints. This one is no exception--from the Adirondack top to the smooth setup for flatpicking or fingerstyle, Randy has given us a masterwork.
 
Randy Lucas makes a great dreadnought guitar that rivals any others on the market. They don't come up for sale very often, so take this one for a test drive and see what you think.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.125 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

If you had to list your favorite Bluegrass Dreadnought makers active today, we'd bet good money that Randy Lucas would be one of the highest on your list. This LD-28 that we've got in the shop is absolutely top of the class in terms of tone, playability, and sheer fun.
 

Randy's work is fabulous; he never disappoints. This one is no exception--from the Adirondack top to the smooth setup for flatpicking or fingerstyle, Randy has given us a masterwork.
 
Randy Lucas makes a great dreadnought guitar that rivals any others on the market. They don't come up for sale very often, so take this one for a test drive and see what you think.
 
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