Venetian Dreadnought

A dreadnought, the very same guitar as Blondie only made of Indian rosewood and with a cutaway body. This guitar has a master grade Sitka spruce top with a walnut burl and abalone rosette, abalone purfling with black ABS binding. The neck is laminated African mahogany with a radiused, double bound ebony fretboard and peghead with Grover Rotomatic tuners.

This one also has a big, projecting, well balanced sound, Warmer and fuller than Blondie. A slightly thicker neck but still skinny and very easy to play with medium guage strings. Great for loud, lead flatpicking and very responsive all the way up the neck. I’ve heard Mr. MDW do some great finger picking on it.

This instrument is now owned and played professionally by Doug Kolz. A very, very good singer/guitarist, Doug’s amazing voice has the power and emotion to nail his songs directly to your brain/heart connector. If you see his name in your area please go see him, he’ll blow you away, and he’ll play the daylights out of this guitar for you. I’m very proud to have him playing it.

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