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Joshua House SS Dread

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Joshua House SS Dread

Joshua House SS Dread

Joshua House SS Dread

Joshua House SS Dread

  • Maker: Joshua House (Canada)
  • Model: SSD
  • Back/Sides Wood: Beeswing Mahogany
  • Top Wood: Torrefied Adirondack*
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany 1-piece
  • Headplate: Ziricote
  • Headstock Inlay: Flame Box Elder
  • Nut/Saddle material: Bone (unbleached). Compensated saddle
  • Bridge: Ziricote
  • Fingerboard: Ziricote
  • Pickguard: Clear
  • Fret Markers: Clay side position markers only
  • Frets to Body: 13
  • Bindings: Curly Maple, black/green/black purrfling
  • Rosette: Flame Box Elder
  • Tuners: Waverly with Koa buttons*
  • Pickup: K&K Pure*
  • Frets: Stainless steel*
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4”
  • String spacing at bridge: 2-1/4”
  • Scale Length: 25.4”
  • Lower Bout: 16-1/4”
  • Body Depth at the End Pin: 4-7/8”
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs
  • Finish: Gloss Nitro lacquer body. Satin neck
  • Case: Hiscox (Ivory)
  • Special Features: Items with * are upgraded over standard appointment
    -Torrified spruce top bracing
    -Vintage Gibson inspired top bracing pattern
    -Hide glue construction
    -2-way truss rod with carbon fibre neck reinforcement
  • Comments: Joshua House is one of very few younger Luthiers to have a unique and distinct sound completely his own. While you can almost hear a hint of vintage Martin in the low mids of this guitar, the magic is in the high mids and trebles. Dreads tend to be a bit crispy or brash in the trebles. This guitar is loud, but the trebles have a sweet woody warmth. The high mids are punchy, like an SS Dread should be, but are also quite warm and clear. This is a voice to be reckoned with for flatpicking. It is perfectly balanced for fingerpicking as well, a rarity for a Dread. The aesthetics of this guitar are remarkable in every detail...beautiful beeswing mahogany paired with superb torrified adi...just stunning!
  • Price: $3850

Joshua House SS Dread

Joshua House SS Dread

Joshua House SS Dread

Joshua House SS Dread

 

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