Dion No. 4, Fiddleback Mahogany & Italian Spruce


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Building on his own from his workshop in Edmonton, Canada, luthier Dion James crafts elegant guitars, thoroughly modern in both tone and appearance. This beautiful No. 4 model will appeal to fans of OM and Concert size guitars, with its 14-fret neck join, mid-sized dimensions, and balanced, versatile sound. A gorgeous set of fiddleback mahogany forms the back and sides, while Italian spruce forms the soundboard. It is lightweight and quick to respond, with all the best elements of mahogany's warm, fundamental voice, rendered more nuanced and modern by Dion's craftsmanship. There's a surprising amount of sustain and ring. Additional features to note on this guitar include the side soundport, a matte finished neck, ironwood fingerboard, and EVO gold fret wire.

  • Top: Italian spruce
  • Back and sides: Fiddleback mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany with matte finish
  • Fretboard: Ironwood mosaic
  • Headstock veneer: Ironwood mosaic
  • Rosette: Ebano, ironwood, mahogany
  • Binding/purfling: Ebano, mahogany
  • Bridge: Ebano
  • Pins: Ebony
  • Frets: EVO Gold
  • Fretboard radius: 16"
  • Tuners: Waverly (3 on a plate)
  • Nut and saddle: Cow bone
  • Scale length: 25.4" (645mm)
  • Nut width: 1.75" (45mm)
  • String spacing: 2-1/4" (57mm)
  • Length: 19.56" (49.7 cm)
  • Upper bout: 10.86" (27.6 cm)
  • Waist: 8.94" (22.7 cm)
  • Lower bout: 15.16" (38.5 cm)
  • Serial number: 37
  • Case: Visesnut hardshell with slip cover


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Key Features

Dion No. 4, Fiddleback Mahogany & Italian Spruce
Dion's No. 4 model will appeal to OM and Concert players who prefer mid-sized comfort and balanced tone
Articulate and balanced Italian spruce draws out the best of mahogany's warm fundamental sound
A minimalist aesthetic and player-friendly features like a side soundport, matte finish neck, and EVO gold fret wire complete the package

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Dion Guitars

Dion Guitars are modern steel-string acoustics known for their striking minimalism. Quick and responsive whether played light or loud, they have a clear voluminous voice, a complex range of sound, and vibrant sustain.

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