2009 Chris Bozung Vintage J Guitar
(Serial No. 1009-234) Excellent condition, old style sunburst, lacquer finish. All original finish and hardware. Chris Bozung is a very well known and respected luthier in Nashville. He has worked on and restored hundreds of vintage instruments, including my 1946 D28, so he knows guitars and craftsmanship. When he puts his attention to building he turns out a superior guitar. This guitar is Chris' take on the classic slope shoulder dreadnaught. Its a wonderful guitar in the traditional style, with a clear, articulate voice that's full and powerful. It has an understated and simple elegant look that puts one in mind of the classic 1930s round shouldered dreadnaughts. If you are looking for a playable guitar similar to the Gibson Advanced Jumbo with Brazilian rosewood, this is it. Old growth Brazilian rosewood back and sides, tap tuned premium Adirondack (red) spruce top with hand-scalloped high X bracing, traditional grained ivoriod binding, mahogany neck, Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay with a pearl logo, tortoise pickguard, nickle Waverly tuners with grained ivorion buttons to match the binding, bound ebony fretboard with side dots only, and a hand made vintage style ebony bridge with 2 1/4 inch spacing. Nut is 1 3/4 inch on the 25.4 inch scale length. The soft V neck is extremely comfortable; the bass strings have enormous depth and clarity; this guitar eats lesser dreadnoughts and banjos for breakfast. Even strummed chords are powerful, and flatpicked solos on the treble strings were fat and juicy. Fitted with a K and K pickup and endpin jack for stage and recording use. Here is a link to a YouTube video of this instrument as played by Richie Dotson of www.acousticbox.comH, and another video clip of this guitar as played by by luthier Stefan L. Saunders Sr. of Richmond VA. Theres a little pick wear at the edge of the pickguard; otherwise the guitar is mint. Comes with a nice hard case

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