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Solid Thermo-Aged top for that broken-in sound right out the box.
The Artwood Vintage series, which includes this AVD11-ANS dreadnought, now employs another vintage element by applying an “aging” process to the tonewood. The wood is Thermo Aged through a special drying process at high temperatures which is commonly referred to as “baking” or “torrefaction”. Only specially selected and seasoned tonewood can be cured using this process. The wood is heated in a vacuum with a specific process for each type of the wood, in order to release water and decompose resin contained within the material.
As a result, the AVD11-ANS Artwood Vintage Dreadnought's Thermo Aged tonewood becomes light, hard and stable, approximating the tonal characteristics of wood that has dried for decades, while providing amazing response and a louder sound. The tonal character includes a full-bodied low-end and a great smooth sustain in the treble notes which are common features of vintage guitars.
The AVD11-ANS Artwood Vintage features a Thermo Aged solid Caucasian spruce top which also delivers a dry, vintage sound. Furthermore, a semi-gloss antique finish offers an even more classic appearance. The AVD11 Artwood’s dreadnought body shape, combined with its mahogany back and Thermo Aged spruce X bracing, provides a wide open resonant sound with a vivid tonal projection. The satin-finished, soft-V-shaped mahogany neck provides increased playing comfort. An unbleached oil-impregnated bone nut and saddle were chosen for their ability to naturally transfer string vibration.
Case sold separately.
- Dovetail neck joint
- 15.7" fingerboard radius
- Gold mother-of-pearl dot inlays
- Wooden multi-rosette
- Ibanez Advantage bridge pins
- D'Addario EXP16 strings
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AVD11-ANS Artwood Vintage Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Specifications:Body
- Body type: Dreadnought
- Cutaway: Single
- Top wood: Thermo Aged Caucasian spruce
- Back and sides: Mahogany
- Bracing pattern: Not specified
- Body finish: Semi-gloss Polyurethane
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Soft V
- Nut width: 1.7 in. (43 mm)
- Fingerboard: Ovangkol
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 25.6 in.
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Pickup/preamp: No
- Headstock overlay: Ovangkol
- Tuning machines: Antique chrome with oval knobs
- Bridge: Ovangkol
- Saddle and nut: Unbleached oil-impregnated bone
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features:
- Case: Sold separately
- Accessories: Hex Wrench, bridge pin
- Country of origin: China
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.