SLOPE SHOULDER – 12 fret
The body of this guitar is similar to the J-45 or what some people call a Slope Shoulder, or Model D. It has a more rounded upper bout than most Dreadnoughts. I was inspired to make this as a 12 fret model, placing the bridge further towards the widest section of the top where it can more freely vibrate. This allows for quite a lush and full sound suitable for both strumming and fingerpicking.
Adirondack Spruce top and X bracing – Indian Rosewood back and sides – Mahogany neck – Ebony fretboard, headcaps, bridge, and pins – Mother of Pearl inlay – Ivoroid binding – Bone nut and saddle – Nitrocellulose Lacquer – 1.75″ nut – Gotoh open back Tuners