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Taylor DN4 Ovangkol/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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    A well-balanced guitar made of Ovangkol and solid Sitka spruce.

    The heralded Dreadnought is the most traditional of all acoustics. By definition, it’s a battleship of a guitar, and the models in Taylor's non-cutaway DN Series pay tribute to that legacy — while also refining that potent sound. The Taylor 2012 DN4 Ovangkol/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a robust bass and articulate mids that dare you to dig in and challenge your flatpicking prowess. The satin-finish ovangkol/Sitka spruce DN4 blends power with Taylor’s signature balance and clarity.

    Dreadnought (DN)
    Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4-5/8" / Body Length: 20"
    The potent tone flatpickers and strummers love.

    The most traditional of guitar shapes, Bob Taylor has evolved the Taylor Dreadnought over time to honor its enduring sonic heritage yet also refine the look and sound into a more modern package. The Taylor Dreadnought still boasts that powerful dreadnought tone that old school pickers expect, with deep lows and crisp highs, but with a voice that, like every Taylor, is more evenly balanced across the entire tonal spectrum. Perhaps more than any other shape, the Dreadnought remains linked with roots music like bluegrass and folk, in part because of its traditional role in defining those sounds. Pickers and strummers with an aggressive attack will love this Dreadnought’s blend of power and articulation, which allows for clear lead lines and crisp, driving rhythms.

    Ovangkol
    Origin: Tropical West Africa
    Used On: The 400 Series, Acoustic 4 Series

    Over a decade ago, Taylor introduced the guitar world to a sustainable tonewood known as ovangkol. An African relative of rosewood, it's a great sounding wood that shares many of rosewood's tonal properties, with a slightly fuller midrange and a top end that's not quite as bright as maple. Being lesser known than rosewood, ovangkol has been a sleeper hit over the years, asserting itself as an instant contender among unsuspecting players who test-drive a variety of Taylor models.

    Goes Well With: Most applications. Players who perhaps don't have predefined tonal preferences, who may be generalists in their style of play, and who are looking for a well-rounded, all-purpose solid wood guitar. It works well with different body shapes.

    Features

    • Shape: Dreadnought
    • Back/Side Wood: Ovangkol
    • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
    • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
    • Electronics: None
    • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
    • Binding: Cream
    • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
    • Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dots
    • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
    • Bridge Inlay: None
    • Bridge Pins: Ebony
    • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
    • Tuners: Taylor Chrome
    • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
    • Back/Side Finish: Satin
    • Top Finish: Gloss
    • Neck Finish: Satin
    • Cutaway: None
    • Pickguard: None

    Enjoy signature Taylor sound and playability. Order today.

     
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