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The square-shouldered 14-fret dreadnought is the most popularsteel-string acoustic guitar body shape in the world. While Collings iscertainly not the only company to build them, they bring a new tonalclarity to the depth and warmth usually associated with such a large,deep-bodied guitar. Although its bass response makes the dreadnought ideal for vocal accompaniment, Collings versions are also often employed by bluegrass flatpickers who must compete with inherently louder instruments such as banjos and fiddles. The wide range of woods and neck sizes offered allow dreadnought fans to find a Collings model ideally suited to their playing style and tonal preference.
*This guitar includes the new traditional Collings made hardshell case.
Martin HD-28 "Big Boy" MV Custom
This new special edition Music Villa HD-28 features a slighter wider (5/8" wider) lower bout. This body size was used on only 2 D-45s back in 1936. This slightly wider lower bout offer great power and projection when compared to the standard dimensions. This makes a great rhythm guitar!
Also, features the same MV Specs we've been using for years... Sitka Spruce top sanded slightly thinner (.105") Adirondack 5/16" GE style braces, Indian Rosewood back and sides and Genuine Mahogany one piece neck with Bone Nut on an Angle)
Taylor GS Mini Mahogany
A marvel of scaled-down design, the GS Mini is a fun little acoustic cannon that has taken the world by storm. Sporting a rich, full voice that belies its compact size, the Mini is ultra-portable, yet just as comfortable to cradle in the comfort of your home, making it the ultimate modern-day parlor guitar. Featuring the Taylor NT® neck, the Mini comes with either a solid spruce or mahogany top. And with the easy-to-add ES-Go™ pickup and Taylor V-Cable™, you’ll have a viable performance tool, too.
Martin HD-28 MV Custom 1 3/4”
The Music Villa Custom HD-28 has become a flagship model here at the Acoustic Letter & Music Villa. Includes many custom features only available on the MV Custom HD-28 including a slightly thinner Sitka Spruce top (.105"), Golden Era style 5/16" bracing, vintage style open back tuners, bone nut on an angle and many more. This guitar is available with many different variations… Short Scale, Sunburst or Natural and a Cutaway. We’ve now we’ve added one more variation of this very popular model. Now introducing the “MV HD-28w” with a 1 3/4" nut width.
Martin HD-28 MV Custom Short Scale
“The benefit of the MV Custom HD-28 Short Scale is not only the ease of play, because of the shorter neck & less string tension but there is also a great tone advantage… short scale dreadnoughts are very warm and responsive giving the guitar a wonderfully open musical sound.” – Chad Fadely (Acoustic Letter Acoustic Specialist)
This custom Music Villa (Hot Rod) model Short Scale HD-28 features a thinner (.105″) sitka spruce top, golden era style bracing, shorter scale length (24.9″), east indian rosewood back and sides, 1-11/16″ bone nut (on an angle). These special custom upgrades combined with the shorter scale length give this particular model a very warm toneful responsiveness with lots of power.