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Honduras Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, Honduras Mahogany neck
Completed Feb 11, 2009
My first 7-String Dickert Acoustic Guitar.
Great for that experimental finger style playing or just getting DOWN. This guitar quickly has you humming those tunes in your head - lower, and you can go there, yet the high notes are all still available. The lowest base notes are punchy, with balanced volume to the rest of this instrument's range.
What makes this guitar different is that added "B" string below the lowest "E" string found on standard 6-string guitars. With that extra string it also means the neck is much wider than normal, even wider than a 12-string guitar, and the bridge has a corresponding increased width. Despite the extra width, the neck still feels natural and easy to play, helped along with a compound radius fret board tapering from a 14" to 16" arch. One of the nice things about a compound radius fret board is the lower action these allow - something very helpful on this guitar.
Recommended string guage is either light or medium (.012 to .070) Standard low "E" strings have a gauge of .056 or .058 thousands of an inch. The "B" used here jumps all the way to a 070.
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