BEDELL 1964 Dreadnought
The Bedell 1964 Dreadnought is constructed from a time-honored tonewood combination of Sitka Spruce and Honduran Mahogany. Crafted similarly to the way guitars were built fifty years ago, but with more precision. The Bedell 1964 Dreadnought brings back the spirit of the music we all love. The wood used in the Sitka Spruce soundboards is salvaged from reclaimed, downed trees in Alaska. Sitka Spruce has been the primary top wood for U.S.A.-made instruments for many decades — it is strong, light, and gives an extended harmonic content. The 1964 Dreadnought’s Honduran Mahogany back and sides deliver a balanced, resonant tone with a thick bottom end, rich midrange, and a controlled, warm top end. As always, no forests were clear-cut to build Bedell 1964 guitars.
The workshop-installed USA made K&K Pure Mini pickup in the Bedell 1964 Dreadnought captures the authentic fullness of analog sound and the vibe of the era, without stage feedback. The ethically sourced tonewoods, the all-wood binding and subtle appointments result in a classic instrument, made with the same care, attention and craftsmanship as guitars from the golden era of instrument building.
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Bracing Material: Sitka spruce
Peg Head Veneer: East Indian rosewood
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Fretboard / Bridge: Ebony
Binding: East Indian rosewood
Nut / Saddle: Bone
Tuning Machines: Bedell open gear, antique brass
ElectronicSK&K: Pure Mini
Top Finish: "Heirloom" gloss
Body Finish: Gloss
Casa: Bedell deluxe hardshell case