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2013 Musselwhite D Brazilian/Appalachian
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Musselwhite
Product Year
2013
Model
D
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5255
Condition
Near Mint
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Rosette
Black/White/Black
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.0625 in
Upper Bout
11.3125 in
Lower Bout
15.5625 in
Body Depth Heel
4.125 in
Body Depth Tail
4.9375 in
Scale Length
25.38 in
Scale Length (mm)
644.7 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.
Case
Hardshell - Guardian
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Description

Bluegrass cannon, indeed! This Dreadnought from David Musselwhite's bench has got enough firepower to level a city block, but has a precision voice capable of sniping a fly on the tuner of the banjo player next door. Musselwhite, a legend in the vintage Martin repair world, also builds an incredible guitar himself: this Dreadnought compares quite favorably against many of our old-school Martins.

And just look at this set of Brazilian Rosewood! We didn't know it existed in such straight-grained varieties. Creamy Appalachian Spruce for the top with a forward bracing pattern gives the voice an expansive bass response, but the middle and upper registers do not suffer at all; rather, the entire voice is articulate and precise, making this Dreadnought an excellent candidate for the guitarist who plays fingerstyle as well as with flatpicks. This guitar is only three years old (fresh off the bench in 2013), with virtually no play wear, but it sounds like a much older, opened-up Martin D-28.

I get to see a lot of Brazilian in my line of work, some of it more extravagantly-figured than others, but the arrow-straight pattern on this Dread from David Musselwhite has got to be some of the finest-looking (and -sounding) Brazilian Rosewood I'll ever lay eyes on. I can't wait to find another one of Musselwhite's guitars in the shop!
 
I have never seen one of these dreadnoughts and I was super impressed. Not just with the sound and playability, but with the quality of the woods used. Unbelievable quarter-sawn rosewood on the back and sides. I'm tempted myself, except I'm trying to cut back not build up.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.38 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
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ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Bluegrass cannon, indeed! This Dreadnought from David Musselwhite's bench has got enough firepower to level a city block, but has a precision voice capable of sniping a fly on the tuner of the banjo player next door.
 

I get to see a lot of Brazilian in my line of work, some of it more extravagantly-figured than others, but the arrow-straight pattern on this Dread from David Musselwhite has got to be some of the finest-looking (and -sounding) Brazilian Rosewood I'll ever lay eyes on. I can't wait to find another one of Musselwhite's guitars in the shop!
 
I have never seen one of these dreadnoughts and I was super impressed. Not just with the sound and playability, but with the quality of the woods used.
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