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Breedlove SC-25 Limited Edition (1998)
Koa and Adirondack Spruce
Martin D-45 Custom Mandolin Brothers Reissue 1939 (1988)
Brazilian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce
Cervantes Crossover 1 (2013)
Indian Rosewood and Spruce
Ryan Mission Grand Concert (1998)
African Blackwood and Sitka Spruce
Lowden F-50C (2012)
Claro Walnut and Red Cedar
Applegate FS (2013)
Cocobolo Rosewood and Moonspruce
Lucas LD-28 (2007)
Brazilian Rosewood and adirondack Spruce
Martin 00-18 Tim O’Brien
Mahogany and Adirondack Spruce
Sexauer 000-45 (2001)
Honduran Rosewood and Adirondack Spruce
Schenk GK Concert Windwalker (2011)
Tiger Myrtle and Cedar
Martin D-18 (1967)
Mahogany and Rosewood
Rayco Lectrophonics (2013)
Rayco Square Neck Resophonic (2013)
Quilted Maple and Flamed Maple
Rayco Square Neck Resophonic (2013)
Quilted Maple and Flamed Maple
Wingert E (2007)
African Blackwood and Italian Spruce
Schwartz Oracle (2007)
Brazilian Rosewood and European Spruce with Contoured Armrest
Fox Sonoma (2001)
Indian Rosewood and Cedar
Brazilian Rosewood and Spruce
Ash and Birdseye Maple
Maingard OM (2008)
Pink Ivory and European Spruce
R. Taylor Style 1
Cocobolo Rosewood and Sinker Redwood
Martin 000-18 (1934)
Mahogany and Adirondack
Bourgeois JOM (1993)
Rosewood and Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
Olson SJ (2012)
East Indian Rosewood and Cedar
Contreras II Doble Tapa/Double Top (2008)
Cocobolo Rosewood and Cedar
Martin OM-28 (1934)
Mahogany and Brazilian Rosewood
Taylor NS74ce (2010)
Indian Rosewood and Red Cedar
Applegate SJ Dream #1 (2006)
Brazilian Rosewood and Red Cedar
Wilson Dreadnought (2012)
Andirondack Spruce and Mahogany
Traphagen HRS (2010)
Honduran Rosewood and Carpathian Spruce
Klein Collaboration Pink Ivory Moon (2010)
Pink Ivory and Spruce
Klein Collaboration 12 String
Buscarino Grand Cabaret Custom (2000)
Indian Rosewood and Spruce
Davis Smooth Talker SSC2 (2013)
African Kiaat and Sitka Spruce
Kinnaird FSC-12 (2008)
Cuban Mahogany and Red Cedar
Greven FXN Presentation (1994)
Brazilian Rosewood and Spruce
National Style O (1930)
Weber Beartooth A Style With F-holes (2001)
Top Grade Flamed Maple, Hand Graduated & Tuned Solid
PRS Custom 22 Artist (2001)
Madagascar Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce
Keller Six String (2010)
Brazilian Rosewood, Red Cedar
Ryan Nightingale Grand Soloist (2010)
Brazilian Rosewood, Swiss Spruce
McGill Picasso (2011)
African Blackwood, German Spruce
Taylor PS-55 (Presentation Model)(2000)
Sitka Spruce, Flamed Koa
Goodall KJ (Reserve Koa)
Curly Koa, Sitka Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce
Petros Crossover (2007)
Bolivian Rosewood and Engelmann Spruce.
McCollum Grand Auditorium (2006)
Red Cedar and Flamed Koa.
Langejans BR6 (2000)
Brazilian Rosewood, Sitka Spruce
Gibson L-00 (1940)
Mahogany and Spruce.
Bozung Dreadnaught (2012)
Brazilian Rosewood, Sitka Spruce and Mahogany.
Brazilian Rosewood, Flamed Rosewood and Mahogany.
Henderson J-45 (2008)
Mahogany, Appalachian Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood.
Fleta Concert (1985)
Indian Rosewood and Cedar.
Chapman Classical (1981-82)
Indian Rosewood and Spruce.
Vines Bella Garnde
Cocobolo Roewood, Carpathian Spruce and Mahogany.
Beauregard MB (2008)
Flamed Maple, Spruce and Gold Madrone.
Hoffman Dream Concert (2012)
Mahogany, Maple, Walnut and Ebony.
Gretsch Chet Atkins
Maple and Rosewood.
Phoenix Deluxe (2004)
Highly Figured Maple.
European Spruce, Dalbergia Mysterioso, Mahogany and Brazilian Rosewood.
Northwood 000 (2009)
Honduran Mahogany and Engelmann Spruce.
Benedetto Bravo Elite (2007)
Maple and Spruce.
Gruner Classical (1984)
Indian Rosewood, Spruce and Mahogany.
Goodall Pacific Grand Concert (2004)
Buscarino Rhapsody (2009)
Plum Pudding Mahogany, Adirondack Spruce and Ebony.
Romero Blue Grass 5-string Banjo
Santos Mahogany, Cherry Neck and Camphor.
Jankins Saddle Pal (2012)
Gibson L-5 Custom (1976)
Collings OM-42 0042BaaaA
Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce and Mahogany.
Keith Auriole (2012)
Wenga, Sitka Spruce and Mahogany.
Franklin OM (2008)
Brazilian Rosewood, Koa and Mahogany.
Kinnaird P-1 Parlor
Quilted Spanish Cedar, Italian Spruce and Spanish Spruce.
Ryan Nightingale Soloist (2002)
Red Cedar, Koa, Mahogany and Cocobolo Rosewood.
Flammang EL35 (2012)
African Mahogany, Spruce and Ebony.
Kohno Concert (1982)
Kohno 7 (1968)
Spanish Cedar and Rosewood.
Taylor BT8 Baritone #100 (2012)
Mahogany and Ebony.
Gibson J-200 (1964)
Maple, Spruce and Ebony.
Gustavsson Bluemaster Custom 59 (2010)
Mahogany, Maple and Rosewood.
Cervantes Crossover 1 Avant Garde Series (2012)
Palo Escrito Rosewood, Brazilian Rosewood, Cedar and Spanish Cedar.
Beauregard OM African Blackwood/Cedar
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True North Model 2 Grand Concert
Premium Brazilian Rosewood and Lucky Strike Redwood
Wedge Body, Contoured Cutaway
“I first heard of Dennis Scannell and his True North Guitars from Martin Simspon. Since then I’ve played a number of them and each was amazing and memorable. Dennis achieves a full and resonant voice that is perfect for fingerstyle guitar. I can’t imagine any player needed anything more.” – Paul Heumiller
This Model 2 Grand Concert was built with Dennis’ finest Brazilian Rosewood and a Lucky Strike Redwood Top. Hear the guitar and reads the details by clicking here.
This refined beauty is built with a stunning set of Brazilian Rosewood, hand selected by Dream Guitar’s own Paul Heumiller. The top is an exceptionally fine piece of Italian Spruce. Other specs include a 1 3/4″ nut 2 1/4″ string spacing. Please call for more details.
“Every guitarist should have one of these, it’s so much fun.” – Paul Heumiller
Lame Horse Gitjo
The Lamehorse Gitjo, by Jeremy Jenkins, was made to offer guitarist a chance to make that banjo twang. The six string banjo is not a new concept, however this Lame Horse Gitjo is full of style and has a sound everyone loves. The tone ring is crafted from superbly figured Sapelle and Maple with a lovely Diamond pattern ring. The multi piece neck meets the body via a thick brass plate that add wonderful sustain and power. This is a really fun instrument that will give you a whole other sound on stage, in the studio or on your front porch. From Blues to Old Time to Celtic you’ll love having this in your arsenal.
“We guitarists need a change of pace once and a while and here you go. A 6 string banjo of high quality and tone and absolutely beautiful woods. “ – Paul Heumiller
Bishline Banjos Custom 6 String Banjo
Here we have a custom 6 String Banjo from Rob Bishline. This beauty features stunning Walnut Burl for the resonator, Walnut neck and Lacewood bindings on the neck and body. Just stunning! The scale is a short 24″ that is easy to play. This Guitar-Banjo is very loud and strong. Perfect for the guitarist looking to add another color to his/her music and a great for bands to add that barbaric twang!
“It’s hard to say just how good this guitar is. Forget, for the moment, it’s beauty. The tone is simply magical. Trebles so full and rich you wonder how Bruce Petros does it. The bass from this amazing set of Brazilian Rosewood is warm and round, at once huge and controlled. Together it makes for a complete guitar, one that is balanced and exquisite on every note. Now for the beauty…. The pictures tell the story… look closely for all the details on this Tunnel 13. The rosette, bridge, etched buttons all hold wonder for the eyes. What a guitar…” – Paul Heumiller
The Petros Tunnel 13 is a thing of beauty and tone. This one is extra special as we custom ordered it with some of the finest Brazilian Rosewood you’ll ever see. Paired with the exceptional sounding Tunnel 13 Redwood top you get one of the fullest, juiciest sounding guitars you’ll ever lay ears on.
The Petros Tunnel 13 also boast unique Pearwood bindings on the headstock, neck and body, etched pearwood buttons, abalone top border and custom Tunnel 13 rosette and bridge inlays as well. The neck is carved from Butternut. Elegantly beautiful from head to toe and very special even in a world full of wonderful guitars. The Tunnel 13 is a rare gem sonically and aesthetically.
Here is the full story from the Petros Website: Southern Pacific Railroad’s Siskiyou Summit Tunnel #13 was built in the 1880′s using virgin Redwood timbers harvested in Southwestern Oregon. These timbers witnessed the October 11, 1923 hold up of the SP Train 13 Gold Special, pulling 13 cars, by the DeAutremont brothers. Four men were killed in the robbery attempt. When these magnificent Redwood timbers were salvaged from this historic tunnel after a fire in 2004, Petros Guitars managed to acquire some of the nicer sections. When these diamonds in the rough were opened up, it was discovered to be exceptional, master-grade tone wood, air dried in this tunnel for more than 120 years. Paired with light weight, figured Claro Walnut from Oregon and a light weight Butternut neck from Wisconsin, this guitar is light as a feather (3 pounds, 14 ounces) with the resonance of a 120 year old guitar. After a century of silence, Petros Tunnel 13 Redwood guitars are giving voice to the remarkable Redwood of Tunnel 13.
We just received this extraordinary Martin 000-28H – a true vintage Dream Guitar. Skillfully maintained by luthiers Bill Tippin and the legendary T.J. Thompson, this classic beauty is in great shape and plays perfectly. Make no mistake about it, this is one of those “once in a lifetime” guitars, with unsurpassed vintage Martin tone. This guitar is a gem! Adirondack/Brazilian. Comes with a Calton Deluxe Flight case.
In 1982, world-renowned luthier Jimmy D’Aquisto built a rare and exceptional nylon string guitar. Thought to be only 1 of 3 in existence, and the only fully functional example, this extraordinary instrument was exquisite in tone, playability, and design. All who played it at Dream Guitars were in agreement that it was one of the finest crossover guitars in existence. Sadly, as with most treasures, the D’Aquisto nylon string was well beyond the means of the average player.
So when our friend and luthier James Condino blueprinted the D’Aquisto nylon for the Guild of American Luthiers , we struck upon the idea of commissioning a guitar built on the plans by another celebrated luthier - Dake Traphagen. The idea was to build a no-compromise representation of the D’Aquisto original, but at an affordable price. What resulted is even beyond our highest expectations! For a detailed description please call Paul or Steven at (828) 658-9795.
- Top – German Spruce
- Back & Sides – European flamed maple
- Neck – Honduran Mahogany ( the old real stuff)
- Fret Board – Ebony
- Bridge – Brazilian Rosewood
- Tuners – Schaller
- Finish – Spirit varnish
Just in 03/13/12: We just received this stunning new Traphagen dreadnought!
Over the years, luthier Dake Traphagen has built some of the finest classical, nylon and steel string guitars ever to grace the Dream Guitars Showroom and website. So it was with great anticipation that we awaited his newest creation, a dreadnought designed specifically with the flat-picker in mind. Simply put, this is an amazing new guitar. The tone is full and articulate, with incredible volume and projection. It is a joy to play.
Mr. Traphagen describes it this way – “The attack is strong and powerful yet smooth and even. With a little playing time this guitar will become even more powerful and colorful in tone. The entire building process went without a hitch, as if the guitar wanted to be made. Some guitars are more demanding while they’re being formed, trying to play little tricks on the luthier – but not this one.”
- Master Grade vertical grain Brazilian Rosewood back and sides
- Master grade Adirondack spruce top.
- 25.5″ scale
- 1 11/16″ neck width at the nut
- Mahogany neck
- Ebony fret board
- Gotoh 510 mini tuners black
- Hand applied varnish finish
- Honduran Rosewood bridge
Please call for more details and learn how you can try this fine guitar for yourself.
Just in 03/13/12: We just received this wonderful new Tippin Staccato! More photos to follow soon.
When Bill Tippin sent the following photos of his incoming Staccato model (now arrived) – I was blown away by its elegance and by the natural beauty of the wood. Bill’s idea was to make this guitar with refined simplicity, maximizing superb tone, in an instrument that had understated aesthetic charms.
Featuring extremely fine Cuban Mahogany back and sides, this guitar promises to be exactly what Mr. Tippin intended. If you’d like to learn more about this cool new Tippin Staccato please call. It is arriving next week, and will not last long.
Please note: in some of the following photos, Bill applied Naptha to portions of the wood (which does no harm ) to give an approximation of how the color will appear when finish is applied.
Fresh of the workbench of luthier Brian Applegate is this gorgeous new Flat-Top Jazz model! (more photos coming soon)
Featuring Bocote and European Spruce – this well thought out design, looks great and sounds great too! It comes loaded with K&K soundboard transducers. Brian machines the tailpiece out of solid brass.
To learn how to purchase this guitar, or for more details please call Steven at (828) 658 – 9795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org