Ditson Style 11 inspired, shop built 12-fret in X-braced spruce/mahogany, 1 3/4” nut, 2 5/16” string spacing, amazing richness of tone


C.F. Martin made guitars in the early 1900s for the Oliver Ditson Company to distribute and retail under the Ditson brand name. Ditson guitars had their own, unique body styling which differed from the factory issued Martin guitars of the period. The original examples are extremely hard to find and rather expensive to purchase. This parlor guitar draws from the Style 11 proportions, save a small adjustment to accommodate X-bracing pattern. It just happens to bring modern playability, richness of tone and good looks to the table without breaking the bank. Wonderful fingerstyle player.

SPECS: parlor-size body, 12-fret mahogany neck with slotted headstock, steel neck reinforcement, X-braced solid spruce top in natural finish, solid mahogany sides and back in natural finish, Golden Age tuning machines, chunky “V” neck profile, ebony fretboard with new frets, ebony bridge, bone nut, saddle and pins. Nut width: 1 3/4”, String Spacing: 2 5/16“, Scale length: 25”, Upper bout: 9 7/8“, Lower Bout: 12 3/4”, Body length: 19”, Widest body depth: 4 1/4””, Overall length: 38”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 15/16”, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 1”, Action: 1/8”, string gauge setup: D’addario EJ26 custom light gauge in standard tuning.

CONDITION: Solid condition with no issues.

SOUND: Wonderful fingerstyle guitar with a rich, woody tone and great sustain. Full neck profile welcomes average to large hands. Players with a light handed playing style will appreciate how little it takes to make this guitar sing.

PRICE: $999


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