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Martin Ditson Dreadnought 111 Acoustic Guitar

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Like the original 1916 model, the Ditson Dreadnought 111 Acoustic Guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, Brazilia...Click To Read More About This Product

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The return of a treasured instrument and an American icon.

Like the original 1916 model, the Ditson Dreadnought 111 Acoustic Guitar features genuine mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack spruce top, Brazilian rosewood headplate and binding, ebony pyramid bridge, ebony fingerboard with graduated position markers at the 5th, 7th, and 9th, frets and a 1-7/8" nut width. The exact details of Ditson's unique single ring wood rosette have been recreated. Special three-in-line Waverly tuners on the slotted headstock are true to the original look and feel. The original "Oliver Ditson Co., Boston, New york" stamp created in 1916 was retrieved from the Martin archives and used on the back of the headstock and centerstrip inside the guitar.

  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body size: D-12 Fret
  • Top: Solid Adirondack Spruce
  • Rosette: Multiple Black/White
  • Top bracing pattern: Standard X Scalloped (Circa 1937 Style), Forward shifted
  • Top braces: Solid Adirondack Spruce 5/16''
  • Back material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Back purfling: Solid Brazilian Rosewood Strip
  • Side material: Solid Genuine Mahogany
  • Endpiece: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
  • Endpiece inlay: None
  • Binding: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Top inlay style: Maple and Black Fiber
  • Side inlay: None
  • Back inlay: None
  • Neck material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck shape: Modified V
  • Nut material: Fossilized Ivory
  • Headstock Slotted/Round Slots/Tapered
  • Headplate: Solid Brazilian Rosewood
  • Heelcap: Solid Black Ebony
  • Fingerboard material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale length: 25.4
  • # of frets clear: 12
  • # of frets total: 19
  • Fingerboard width at nut: 1-7/8''
  • Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2-5/16''
  • Fingerboard position inlays: Abalone Dots @ 5th, 7th, & 9th
  • Fingerboard binding: None
  • Finish back & sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish top: Polished Gloss w/Aging Toner
  • Finish neck: Polished Gloss
  • Bridge material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge style: Pyramid Long Style
  • Bridge string spacing: 2-3/8''
  • Saddle: 16" radius/ Long Fossil Ivory
  • Tuning machines: Waverly/Sloane w/Small Ivoroid Knobs
  • Recommended strings: Martin SP4200 Phosphor Bronze
  • Bridge & endpins: Solid Black Ebony
  • Pickguard: Delmar Tortoise Color
  • Case: 540V Harptone
  • Interior label: "Reissue" Paper Label Signed by CFM IV
  • Electronics: None

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Martin Ditson 111

By David's Guitar Shop

from Jacksonville,Al

Comments about Martin Ditson Dreadnought 111 Acoustic Guitar:

Probably the Best Vintage Style guitar Martin has made. I have repaired Martins for years, played and collected. Also I think they are over priced the sound is truly awesome. Super clean powerful notes with great overtones. It seems to work better fingerpicking as opposed to flatpicking but is still the loudest flatpicking guitar I have heard. The workmanship is super clean and the materials are the best. As for an investment I think they will be harder to move as opposed to a 14 fret guitar since the market is smaller. Over all I Love mine

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3.5 LBS of Powerful Tone!

By RockinB23

from CA Bay Area

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  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune


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    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin Ditson Dreadnought 111 Acoustic Guitar:

    This Martin Ditson 111 is kind of like a 12 Fret D-18 Authentic. It has a huge amazingly powerful sound and its light as a feather weighing in at just 3.5 lbs. The wider nut width can be a handful but its worth it if you can get used to it. The woods and appointments are all top notch and its hard to find a better sounding acoustic guitar.

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