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D 12 Fret

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Description

Legendary artist and first call session ace, Norman Blake, has long appreciated the power and sensitivity of the original dreadnought design with 12 frets clear of the body. SCGC’s prototype D-12 Model was commissioned to showcase Norman’s playing style by adding clarity and sustain for an articulate response to the flat pick. Building a guitar with 12 frets clear of the body creates more air volume, which allows greater amplitude and sustain. The hand tuned X-bracing insures increased bass response, while the top voicing and 4-1/4 inch sound hole size combine to achieve great presence in all ranges. This eliminates the tendency of the traditional dreadnought towards boominess at the expense of midrange and treble. The controlled integrity of Mahogany sides and back impart clarity and definition to the guitar’s complex acoustic presence. The D-12′s sheer volume, complexity and incredible sustain make it a truly inspiring stage partner.


Specifications

Body Wood Type Mahogany
Back Stripe Zipper
Binding Ivoroid
Top Wood Type Sitka Spruce
Rosette Herringbone
Purfling Herringbone
Bracing/Voicing Scalloped
Neck Peghead Slotted
Peghead Binding None
Overlay Material Ebony
Headstock Inlay SCGC Mini
Width at Nut 1-3/4″
Neck Shape Round
Fingerboard Side Dots White
Inlay Long Diamond & Squares
Width at 14th Fret 2-3/16
Binding Black
Scale Length 25.375
Finish Top Tinted
Back & Sides Clear/Buffed
Neck Clear/Matte
Setup Pickguard Tortoise
Tuners/gears Nickel open-back
Dimensions Body Length 20 1/16″
Body Depth 3.25-4.25″
Number of Frets 19
Frets Clear of the Body 12
Lower Bout 15.5″
Waist 10.5″
Upper Bout 11.125″
Guitar specifications are subject to change; please consult SCGC or an authorized dealer prior to buying for the most current specifications.


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