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Taylor’s 500 Series Dreadnoughts boast several uniquely compelling design features, including a slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length and a V-carve neck with a slotted headstock. The result is an inviting handfeel with less string tension — making string bends fun — and matches up well with chord strummers and vocals. The dynamic response of the Lutz spruce top works especially well with the dry, woody sound of mahogany, producing a balanced voice with crisp highs and soft lows. With Taylor’s Performance bracing optimized for the Dreadnought shape and the model’s other features, the 510e makes a musically versatile instrument that blends well with other instruments, either unplugged or amplified with Taylor’s Expression System 2 electronics.
Martin D-18 MV Custom Short Scale VTS 8759
Short scale version of the Music Villa custom D-18 with a Torrefied Sitka top. This guitar features the same custom options that have made it one of our best selling Martin dreadnoughts but now with the addition of a Torrefied Sitka spruce top. This new Torrefaction process gives the guitar an old sound with a vintage look and vibe.
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.
Martin Dreadnought Jr E Sapele
This newest version of the very Popular travel guitar from Martin . The Dreadnought Jr 2 features an all solid Sapele body build which gives this guitar a darker more woody tone. The distinctive Dreadnought Junior body size is a great guitar for players of all levels that is really easy to play, yet maintains the booming bass attributed to the Dreadnought body shape. The D Jr. 2 Sapele acoustic guitar uses sapele as the foundation for the top, back and sides. This model also features a Richlite fingerboard and bridge, and a hand-rubbed body and neck finish. The perfect package to complete any collection.
Taylor 714ce V-Class
Taylor’s popular 714ce now availble with new V-Class bracing pattern.
A versatile instrument suitable for a range of musical applications, the Grand Auditorium 714ce boasts a rich and dynamic voice. The Lutz spruce top responds with the sonic power and headroom of old-growth Adirondack spruce, with an extra splash of warmth across the tonal spectrum. Together with Taylor’s patented V-Class bracing scheme and solid Indian rosewood back and sides, this guitar resonates with spectacular power, clarity and sustain. One of the most inspiring attributes of the bracing architecture is the noticeably enhanced in-tuneness of the notes, with more harmonic agreement among chords and extra girth in upper-register notes. The result is a balanced, textured sound that’s rich in tonal nuance with enough dynamic range to support hard hitters and soft pickers alike. Aesthetically, the 714ce sports an aesthetic that balances rootsy and refined elements, featuring wood-rich details like koa binding, a herringbone-style Douglas fir/maple rosette, and bias-cut Douglas fir top trim, along with abalone Reflections fretboard and peghead inlays and a “weathered brown” pickguard. The guitar ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.