Where would we be without the Dreadnought? Believe it or not, 2016 marks the 100th year of production of this legendary guitar. Invented by CF Martin & Co, the dreadnought body shape is named after the HMS Dreadnought - the largest battleship ever built at the time.
Among the great variety of instruments that Martin build, it’s safe to say that none has enjoyed more popularity than their line of Dreadnoughts or D–size guitars. Currently regarded as the standard acoustic guitar, the Dreadnought once was viewed in less favorable light primarily because it was so large in comparison to other guitars of the day.
The deep bass response of a D–28 was unusual to musicians used to the clear treble and overall balance of smaller "standard" sized instruments. However, when the Dreadnought body made its way into the hands of country music performers, it found an appreciative audience – it was just the item for backing up vocals, fiddles, and banjos in lieu of a bass instrument.
A look through Mike Longworth’s book, Martin Guitars: A History, shows that the Dreadnought’s gain in popularity has been steady since its introduction. Today the Dreadnought is ubiquitous, found in every style of acoustic music, and accounts for approximately 80 percent of Martin’s yearly production.
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Our customer of the day is our good friend, Matt Dixon. A gifted electric guitarist, baritone guitarist and pedal-steel player, Matt is basically a master on anything with strings. He’s on the road a lot so he stopped in today to snap up a new Mono Bag for his 355. Beautifully done Matto...thank you!
Just in...something rare and beautiful. A preowned Martin 00-18S John Mellencamp signature model. Specs include a Carpathian Spruce top and Quilted Mahogany back and sides. A limited edition, this guitar is numbered #2 and comes personally signed by the man himself. Check it out! $3,495