Portfolio: Bi-Level Dreadnaught Guitar #107, 1989

Bi-Level Dreadnaught Guitar | #107 | 1989

  • Lacquer finish

  • Brazilian rosewood back & sides

  • Sitka spruce top

  • Mahogany neck & peghead

  • Ebony fingerboard, bridge, & overlay

  • Boxwood binding

  • Boxwood vine fingerboard inlay with abalone & mother-of-pearl leaves, flowers, butterflies, & drips

It was inspired by a Gibson with a distorted top, which sounded wonderful. This one has X-braces bent across the top bend. It's a very different pull on the bridge -- not so much torque, but direct pull. This gives it a strong attack. It's a very loud guitar, and I can hear myself over the banjo. I made a bi-level classical & a bi-level bass, also.