Traditional Dreadnought

“A flatpicker’s delight, with dynamic power to spare”

The Traditional Dreadnought model features the popular Martin dreadnought shape. Its tone is extremely powerful in the bass and midrange with an emphasis on a broad warmth without lacking treble. It has been designed especially with the flatpicker and the bluegrass player in mind.

All of our Traditional series models features a custom, partially scalloped bracing pattern which produces a bit more ‘boominess’ in the bass and midrange. The peghead and bridge have been redesigned for a more conservative visual appeal, with open gear Waverly tuning machines contributing to its charm. It is attractively arrayed with a herringbone marquetry rosette and top purfling, and a chevron marquetry backstrip.

Traditional Series Dreadnought Model Features

Traditional Series Peghead
Traditional Series Peghead
Traditional Shape Peghead With Ebony Veneer, Maple Binding, Blacklip Mother of Pearl Logo Inlay, & Gold Waverly Open-Gear Tuners With Ebony Buttons

Traditional Series Fretboard Inlay & Binding

Matching Maple Fretboard Binding & Mother of Pearl Notched Square Inlay

Traditional Series Marquetry RosetteHerringbone Wood Marquetry Rosette & Tor-Tis Pickguard

Traditional Series Herringbone Marquetry Purfling

Herringbone Wood Marquetry Top Purfling

Traditional Series Bridge & Blacklip Mother of Pearl Inlaid Boxwood Pins
Traditional Series Bridge Shape & Boxwood Bridge Pins Inlaid With Blacklip Mother of Pearl

Traditional Series End Graft & Blacklip Mother of Pearl Inlaid Boxwood End-Pin

Maple Binding & End Graft, Boxwood End-Pin Inlaid With Blacklip Mother of Pearl

Traditional Series Chevron Marquetry Backstrip
Chevron Marquetry Backstrip

Initial Traditional Dreadnought Model Specifications

  • Shape Traditional Dreadnought
  • Number of Strings 6 – Steel
  • Scale length 25.5″
  • Body Length 20″
  • Body Width 15-7/8″
  • Body Depth 4-3/4″
  • Neck Width 1-3/4″
  • Bracing X-Brace
  • Number of Frets 19
  • Neck Material Honduran Mahogany
  • Neck Finish Satin Urethane
  • Body Finish Glossy Urethane
  • Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze
  • Pickguard Tor-Tis Pattern
  • Case Ameritage
  • Cutaway Option Available
  • Price Request a price list
  • Back/Side Wood Indian Rosewood or Honduran Mahogany
  • Top Wood Bear Claw Sitka Spruce
  • Binding Maple
  • Edge Trim Herringbone Ebony/Maple
  • Peghead Overlay Ebony
  • Fretboard Wood Ebony
  • Fretboard Binding Maple
  • Bridge Pins Blacklip MOP Inlaid Boxwood
  • Tuners Waverly Vintage Nickel
  • Tuner Buttons Ivoroid or Ebony
  • Peghead Inlay Blacklip MOP Logo
  • Fretboard Inlay Notched MOP Squares
  • Rosette Material Herringbone Wood Marquetry
  • Nut/Saddle Bone
  • Backstrip Style Chevron Wood Marquetry

Numerous functional and aesthetic options are available for customization. The list above is representative of the initial specifications for the specific model and series before custom options are chosen. Customizable options include:

  • Upgrade Back & Side, and/or Top Woods – Various species and grades with price points correspondent to their rarity.
  • Choose Different Binding Woods – Five species, some with extra curly options. Matching Fretboard Binding is also available, and is standard on some series styles.
  • Change Or Add Inlay – Five shell peghead border inlays, six attractive fretboard inlay options, seven unique rosette shell choices, four bridge inlay appointments, five shell top border inlays, five shell backstrip inlays, and five shell end-graft inlay choices.
  • Add A Cutaway – Curvy venetian or sharp florentine style.
  • Customize Neck – Wider or narrower than the initial setup, or customize shape and finish.
  • Upgrade Setup Details – Open gear tuning machines, responsibly sourced fossilized walrus ivory from Alaskan excavations, and matched peghead veneers.
  • Install A Pickup – Electronics to get you amplified without sacrificing tone.