Sheppard GA, African Blackwood & Bosnian Spruce - Pre-Owned


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This stunning Grand Auditorium is one of a limited number of stunning instruments built for Dream Guitars in 2006 by acclaimed luthier Gerald Sheppard in Kingsport, Tennessee. 

With a jaw-dropping set of African Blackwood for the back and sides topped with a light and lively Bosnian Spruce, this gorgeous guitar has a full and enveloping tone to match it's stunning visual aspects.

Sheppard's eye for detail really shines in this beautiful GA, with the Sapwood of the Blackwood a present motif across the length of the instrument, creating a striking and contingent feel expertly considered for each element of the guitar in which it features. 

The tone is sweet and warm, with lovely overtones in the decay of each voice and a well rounded, punchy low end that is maintained from a delicate touch all the way through to a heavy right handed attack pushing out the huge level this instrument is capable of. 

In playing the guitar, the silky and smooth feel sets you instantly into a comfortable and easy position with very little resistance and singing sustain as you navigate the registers of the fingerboard. The larger nature of the instrument also lends a full bodied and inspiring character to drop-tuned playing and excels in a variety of styles. 

The condition of the guitar is superb and it comes in its original Cedar Creek Hardshell Case. 

  • BUILT: 2006
  • MODEL: GA Dream Series #5 of 10
  • BODY TYPE: Large, Grand Auditorium
  • BACK & SIDES: Blackwood - African
  • TOP: Spruce - Bosnian
  • NECK WOOD: Mahogany
  • BRIDGE: Ebony
  • ROSETTE: Blackwood
  • TOP TRIM: Wood Lines
  • HEADPLATE: Blackwood - African
  • HEADSTOCK INLAY: Builder Logo
  • TUNERS: Gotoh 510
  • TUNER FINISH: Gold with Black Buttons
  • CUTAWAY: Venetian
  • PICKGUARD: Clear
  • BODY LENGTH: 19.375"
  • UPPER BOUT: 11"
  • LOWER BOUT: 15.5"
  • SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
  • SCALE LENGTH (MM): 645.2 mm
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.75"
  • NUT WIDTH (MM): 44.5 mm
  • STRING SPACING: 2.25" 
  • STRING SPACING (MM): 57.2 mm
  • CASE: Hardshell - Cedar Creek


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