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The Guitar Company Of America Dixie Michell Jumbo Indian/Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
The Guitar Company Of America
Model
Jumbo
Serial #
37
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2030
Condition
Excellent, some finish checking on top.
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Rosewood - East Indian
Top
Cedar - Red
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Pau Ferro
Rosette
MOP
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Stylized Animal inlays
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Torch
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Gilbert
Tuner Finish
Black, Silver and Gold with Ebony Buttons and Abalone Inlays
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.25 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 mm
Nut Width
1.88 in
Nut Width (mm)
47.6 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - TKL
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Description

The guitar was crafted by a long time Gruhn Guitar employee, Dixie Michell of The Guitar Company of America. It is a very unique instrument both in it's size/shape and it's construction. It is sneaky big, with near dreadnought proportions but it's shape is like a 000. Inside you'll find a 'Prairie State' inspired metal support rod that extends from the neck heel to the tail block like the old Larson Brothers guitars employed. This design truly 'supports' the guitar and allows the top to be thin and powerful. This guitar is a boomer! Big, dread-style power, but designed more for fingerstyle thanks to the wider fingerboard and 12 fret neck. The craftsmenship is superb and we love the playful inlays of various creatures on the fingerboard and the gorgeous vine on the slotted headstock.

I love this powerhouse. It's a absolute thrill to play. The big, strong voice is perfect for blues or ragtime and the wide spacings beg you to play fingerstyle. It's got big bass notes, that sound amazing when snapped with the thumb and a huge, yet balanced quality up the entire fingerboard. I've always love the Prairie State guitars made famous by Stefan Grossman and others, but this is a unique version with style all it's own. The inlays are extremely well done and very cool, giving this guitar true pizzazz as well. This is $10K worth of tone in my opinion!
 
This guitar built by Dixie Michell is an amazing testament to this kind of construction, seen first in the Prairie State guitars. By having a steel bar attaching the heel to the endblock the top can be more lightly braced, resulting in a very "big" sound. The top bracing is concentrated on the lower bout and consists of a series of small cross-hatched braces. The guitar has one of those "baseball bat" necks which is very comfortable and stable. The action is low and the tone is perfect. A real collectible of our times and one of the best sounding guitars I've ever played.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.88 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS CEDAR - RED,
ROSEWOOD - EAST INDIAN

The guitar was crafted by a long time Gruhn Guitar employee, Dixie Michell of The Guitar Company of America. It is a very unique instrument both in it's size/shape and it's construction.
 

I love this powerhouse. It's a absolute thrill to play.
 
This guitar built by Dixie Michell is an amazing testament to this kind of construction, seen first in the Prairie State guitars. By having a steel bar attaching the heel to the endblock the top can be more lightly braced, resulting in a very "big" sound.
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