Gorgeous Dart 0-14 parlor guitar with reclaimed old-growth Mendocino Redwood

Just finished & for sale! This 14-fret parlor guitar has a reclaimed local old growth redwood top, Honduras rosewood sides & back, boxwood binding/heelcap, colorful marquetry purfling, ebony bridge/fretboard/peghead overlay, and a Honduras mahogany neck.

The redwood top has stunning medullary grain pattern & from a tree that was easily 1,000 years old – maybe much older – with 25 growth rings per inch over what we’re assuming was at least a four-foot radius. Any redwood experts want to weigh in on this?

This one is also David’s first guitar with a soundport, on the player’s side upper bout. The soundport acts as a monitor, directing sound waves towards the player’s ears as well as from the front aperture. This guitar sounds a lot bigger than its parlor size – available for demo at the Dart Instruments showroom.

FOR SALE – $8,500. Price includes hardshell case; tax and/or shipping extra. Contact us if you’re interested in this instrument.

  • Old-growth Mendocino County redwood top
  • Honduras rosewood back & sides
  • Honduras mahogany neck
  • Boxwood binding and heel cap
  • Colorful marquetry edge purfling & soundhole inlay
  • Ebony fingerboard, bridge, and peghead overlay
  • Waverly tuners   
  • Abalone Dart logo
  • Modified X-braced top, carved and voiced by David Dart
  • Player’s side sound port
  • Mother-of-pearl side dots 
  • Bone nut & saddle 
  • Satin polyurethane finish
  • 24-3/4” string length  
  • 14 frets to the body
  • 1-3/4” nut width