A dreadnought acoustic is particularly distinguished by its bigger size over other types of acoustic guitars. These guitars can have a louder and even richer tone than smaller sized acoustics. Dreadnoughts are perfect for strumming given they have a larger body and project sound very well.
The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" and first introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the cornerstone of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. World renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the 2017 J-45 has been refined to carry this legacy to new heights.
The guitars created in Takamine Specialty Shop are very limited production models showing design elements that appear nowhere else in the Takamine line. The TNV360SC dreadnought features a solid, hand-selected "bear claw" spruce top which creates a rare, naturally occurring pattern. Each soundboard is individually voiced to maximize its power and dynamic range. The back and sides are solid bookmatched Indian Rosewood, chosen for both its appearance and acoustic integrity. The ebony fingerboard is fitted with nickel silver frets, leveled and finished by hand for perfect playability and intonation. The soundhole and perimeter of the top are inlaid with hundreds of pieces of beautiful abalone shell. Includes Takamine’s Palathetic™ pickup, known in the industry as one of the most accurate and natural sounding acoustic/electric pickups. The electronic performance package is beyond state of the art with the Cool Tube® Preamp – the first and only tube preamp in an acoustic guitar.
First introduced in 1968 as a special-order top-of-the-line model, the D-55 was so well-received that Guild added it into the regular production line by 1974. Famously played by Tommy Smothers on the Smothers Brothers Show in the 1960s, the D-55 grew in both popularity and longevity over the decades, finding homes in the hands of more contemporary artists like Waylon Jennings, Billie Joe Armstrong, and David Nail. The most anticipated return of a Guild acoustic to date, the 2017 Guild D-55 is back and better than ever. The D-55 remains true to all the premium appointments of its 1968 predecessor, including a AAA Sitka spruce top, solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, and nitrocellulose finish. Internal refinements include scalloped Adirondack bracing as well as an improved dovetail neck-joint, hand fit to make this generation of D-55 the lightest, loudest, and best-sounding yet. The D-55 showcases Guild’s most recognizable headstock which is fully bound and features the Guild “Peak and Shield” inlay combination over a figured ebony overlay. The matching ebony fingerboard is also fully bound and inlayed with Guild’s iconic abalone/pearl “V-Blocks” and multi-line “railroad track” purfling on the bass and treble sides. The D-55’s fingerboard is set on an all-mahogany neck with beautiful walnut center seam running the length of the heel to headstock. The D-55’s nitro finish is available in natural or Antique Burst and is hand sprayed for minimum thickness and maximum resonance that will only get better with age. An LR Baggs pickup system is available as an option, and each guitar includes a hand-signed certificate of authenticity and ships with Guild’s Premium humidified hardshell case.
Our mahogany/spruce Dreadnought is a great choice for strummers and pickers looking for a strong, focused tone with a crisp response. The Dreadnought's upper midrange emphasis forms the sweet spot of its voice, and rootsy guitarists will love the way the 510 articulates together with other instruments, especially on fast runs. Appointments include a grained ivoroid rosette, grained ivoroid binding, and a Century fretboard inlay.
The classic dreadnought shape of the 210e DLX uncorks a potent sound profile, with a rich low-end voice complemented by clear highs. A solid Sitka spruce top combined with layered Indian rosewood back and sides balance a warm bass response with an articulate Taylor voice across the tonal spectrum. Since the guitar comes with our Expression System 2 pickup and preamp, it's ready to perform in the studio or on the stage. Aesthetic touches include Small Diamond inlays, white binding, and a full-gloss body, and the guitar ships in a deluxe hardshell case.
This Taylor Dreadnought pairs layered walnut back and sides with a solid spruce top, pumping out full-voiced tone that responds to strummers and flatpickers with deep lows, punchy mids, and clear treble notes. The slightly narrower 1-11/16-inch nut width makes barre chords easier on the hands, and with Taylor's Expression System 2 onboard pickup, you can count on a reliable performance partner that produces natural amplified acoustic tone. The guitar includes a lightweight yet durable Taylor gig bag to accommodate life on the go.
2018 J-45 Vintage
The J-45 Vintage, this model stays true to the original in every way, including the same round-shoulder dreadnought body design, an enhanced top built from Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce, custom vintage hide glue top bracing, and back and sides constructed from genuine mahogany. Finished with Gibson's new Thin Finish plus a hand rubbed VOS process, for a truly vintage-inspired look and feel.
This Dreadnought cutaway model combines the beauty and durability of Jett black high-pressure laminate (HPL) top, back and sides with a Richlite fingerboard and bridge to give you a great sounding, affordable guitar. The cutaway provides a greater tonal range by making the upper register more accessible. Add Fishman Sonitone electronics and you are ready to plug-in and play.
The traditional D-16GT acoustic guitar features a 14-fret platform and a Dreadnought body design which incorporates modern guitar specifications with the famous Martin quality and sound. The solid mahogany back and sides complement the Sitka spruce top finished in a polished gloss. The D-16GT delivers true Martin sound and feel. This model includes sustainable wood certified parts. See specifications for details.
The D-28 is the Dreadnought by which all others are judged. Constructed of solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top and mahogany neck, this instrument has been a favorite of artists from Hank Williams Sr. to Jimmy Page. Massive bass response balanced with articulate highs makes this a benchmark acoustic guitar and a must-have for every guitarist. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced player. Available with a sunburst or ambertone shaded top for an additional $250.
The Artwood series was crafted to produce a traditional as well as a modern guitar. Technology moves forward at a frantic pace and the world of guitar craftsmanship is no different. In producing the Artwood series, we've respected the rich tradition of the acoustic guitar while adding modern interpretations in our continuing search for the ultimate in guitar tone.
Designed and built under the supervision of Takamine's head luthiers, G-Series guitars are created to serve all players from the hobbyist to professional. The GS330S dreadnought is known throughout the industry as the best playing acoustic guitar at this price level. Features a solid cedar top for a warm, deep resonant tone while the ultra light satin finish adds to the overall resonance of the guitar. The mahogany neck and dual action adjustable tension rod keeps the guitar playing true no matter what the environment. A super fast neck and amazing tone make this our most popular G-Series guitar.
The great acoustic guitars from the early part of the 20th century established the standards for most of the premium instruments built today. This included shapes, wood combinations, construction, and cosmetics. The truth is that they really did a fine job. The REGENCY™ series acoustics really embrace that simple elegance: traditional tone woods, superb craftsmanship, and professional appointments in traditional sized bodies. Grover™ tuners insure fast, accurate tuning. Traditional X-style top braces let the top breathe for maximum power, while maintaining the top’s structural integrity. The abalone type rosette and the soft cornered bridge provide a distinctive professional appearance.
Handcrafted in our pro series facility that has been building precision quality instruments over five decades, The EF340SCGN dreadnought is an amazing blend of exquisite tone and playability. The solid cedar top is voiced for a deep, mellow tone and responds well to a light touch. Features a fully bound body and fretboard, finished in a silky smooth antique satin stain. The mahogany neck is joined to the body with a traditional, ultra strong dovetail joint. Dual action adjustable tension rod keeps the guitar playing true no matter what the environment. Includes Takamine’s Palathetic™ pickup, known in the industry as one of the most accurate and natural sounding acoustic/electric pickups. The CT4B preamp has long been the popular choice among Takamine pro artists, providing warm natural acoustic tone at high sound pressure levels.