RL-18 Dreadnought Guitar # 027
This one is made with Sapele instead of mahogany, but it is very similar to mahogany in tonal and volume values. It's just usually got a little bit more figure in it, making it look somewhat "ribbony", as is evident on this guitar.
We are offering this guitar at a very low price, as somewhere along the line, it experienced a bit of a seam separation on the top. The repair is strong and stable. The only problem is that it is still a bit visible. This guitar has also been played some, probably mostly at shows and festivals, but there are a few scratches on it. Our loss. Your gain.
The good news is that this guitar sounds and plays great. Just what you might expect from a mahogany dread.
At $1250, we are under half the price of a new one. A slightly shop worn hard shell case is included. It's good when things match!
Top: Adirondack Spruce with Tortoise-White-Black Binding
Back/Sides: Book-Matched Sapele with Tortoise-White-Black Binding
Neck: Honduras Mahogany
Truss Rod: Two-Way Double Acting
Fretboard: Rosewood, 25.312" Fret Scale, 12" Radius, Mother of Pearl Dot Inlay Markers Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Tuners: Grover V-97 Vintage Style Open Back
Bridge: Rosewood with Bone Saddle
Nut: Bone, 1 3/4" wide
Strings: D'Addario EJ-16 Phosphor Bronze
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer