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Bedell Limited Edition Dreadnought Cutaway with Adirondack Spruce Top and Unique Brazilian Rosewood back and Sides

Bedell Limited Edition Dreadnought Cutaway with Adirondack Spruce Top and Unique Brazilian Rosewood back and Sides
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Presenting the Bedell Limited Edition Dreadnought Cutaway, featuring the legendary tonewood combination of an Adirondack Spruce Top with Brazilian Rosewood back and Sides. In the case of this guitar, the Brazilian Rosewood has very unique grain and figuring.

From Bedell about this model:
"The holy grail of bluegrass guitar is the classic combination of the cutting power of Adirondack spruce over the rich, rumbling bass resonance of Brazilian rosewood. Nothing else makes quite that sound. Now imagine all that vintage vibe with modern playability and the cutaway ease of reaching every fret. Just as bluegrass has evolved by breaking down the barriers between country and jazz, this limited edition guitar nods to tradition without heeling to it. Bedell has one of the largest collections of legal, certified Brazilian rosewood in the world. The most visually captivating sets are hand-selected for this series, and each instrument housed in a Bedell Custom Ameritage case, is as unique as a fingerprint. Let it be your fingerprint."

About the tonewoods used on this guitar:
Adirondack Spruce delivers volume and clarity without distortion even with heavy picking. Adirondack is relatively heavy, with a high velocity of sound, and has the highest stiffness of all top woods across and along the grain.

An endangered and carefully protected species, Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra) is the most precious of tonewoods. Simply called “rio” by Brazilians, it is highly regarded among luthiers and collectors for its magical tonal character and deep, rich beauty – and it is vigorously regulated; it is protected with the same level of regulation as ivory. Brazil – recognizing the value of its rosewood trees – outlawed the exportation of Brazilian rosewood logs in the late ‘60s. The ban was a blow to luthiers and guitar manufacturers worldwide, since it was widely believed that there was no better combination for acoustic guitars than Brazilian rosewood paired with spruce. From that point onward, fewer and fewer players would have the chance to own a Brazilian rosewood guitar, and most would have to settle for other rosewood substitutes… and if you’ve ever played an acoustic guitar crafted from Brazilian rosewood, you know there is no substitute.

Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, ranging in color from light brown to dark. It has a balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain. Mahogany delivers a thick bottom end, rich midrange, and controlled, warm top end. Honduran mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) trees prefer basking in the sunshine; they can tolerate a bit of shade, but they’re happiest and healthiest when their leaves have unfettered access to sunlight. The tree that supplied your tonewood probably grew in a low-elevation rainforest, in a bright, sunny location, in dry, well-drained soil, surrounded by other mahogany trees, possibly near a river or stream. Honduran mahogany trees are large, fast-growing, long-lived trees – in the wild they can live for a couple of centuries – so they make a great long-term habitat for height-loving animals and insects that live high in forest canopy.

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