D-20 Dreadnaught

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D-20 Dreadnaught

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Pono Slope Shoulder Dreadaught Series


D-20 Dreadnaught




  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
    Solid Mahogany Back and Sides

  • Top and Back Rosewood Binding

  • Ebony Fingerboard & Bridge

  • Ebony Bridge Pins with Pearl Inlay

  • Abalone Soundhole Rosette

  • Solid Headstock

  • 15 5/8 inch body width

  • 4 7/8" lower body depth

  • 25.4 inch  Scale Length

  • 14 th  fret to body

  • Bone Nut and Saddle

  • Width at Nut:  1 3/4"

  • Tuners:  Grover Open Gear Vintage Style

  • Gloss Finish 

  • Includes Hardshell Case


 



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Pono D-20 Dreadnaught Guitar

Throughout guitar making history this design has probably been the most popular.  And for good reason.  
Besides it's traditional graceful sloping shoulder, every note is clear and distinct, and every chorded combination of notes fills the room with natural amplification. 

Our D-20 Dreadnaught has a long scale, with 14 frets to the body.  

(we also make DS models (slotted head, 12 fret neck).  

The D-20, with 14 frets to the body puts the bridge slightly closer to the soundhole, giving stronger projection and volume. And Mahogany and Spruce seem to be the perfect combination to achieve clean resonant bass along with crystal clear trebles. 

One of our goals is to manufacture a guitar that looks good and "youthful" but plays like it's old and aged.  As with all of our Dreadnaughts, they are like having the wisdom of old age, but the energy and beauty of youth.............. 

The Mahogany and Spruce Dreadnaught design similar to our D-20 has been around for a long time.  We certainly didn't make it up.  But we did make a few adjustments and modifications and love (or as we say in Hawaii, aloha) into making this fine guitar. This particular model has it's place in history in the world of folk, folkrock, bluegrass, Hawaiian slack key, and old time country music.

It's interesting that new studies have discovered that the first Dreadnaught guitar was designed in 1916 by Mekia Kealakai, a famous musician and band leader for the Royal Hawaiian Band. 

 

 


 

Additional Information

Model D-20 Dreadnaught
Dimensions Box - 48x20x9
Finish Gloss
Package Includes Hardshell arched top wooden case- Oasis Humidifier Custom setup & Insured Shipping

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