This dread is dark and dazzling. It’s an aurora borealis of tone. The bass hits you first, deep and wide as the night sky, then the highs start lighting things up. Its “scooped” voice is the kind of valley that you’d feel confident pitching camp in. It’s forgiving and majestic, with a dramatic blossom that’s slow on the fade.
The grain on the top is dead-straight with some subtle striation and a gentle, three-dimensional glow. It has been “Thermo-cured” to replicate the sonic qualities of old wood. The rosewood back and sides are likewise even and straight as they come. Some great care was taken matching this top with this back. Although totally different species, they look like they could be distant cousins.
It feels solid and responsive. The sustain is fantastic, allowing you to stack overtones atop one another like so many unique snowflakes. The neck has a familiar vintage feel while proving a bit faster than average. This is the kind of instrument you could get a lot of beautiful work done with.
To multitudes of contemporary guitarists, the dreadnought is the king of the heap, and our TD-R leads the pack as a rosewood flat top that brings the best of the past to the requirements of the present. Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce are dressed in herringbone and ivoroid trim. A powerful bass register stands above a rich balance of mids and highs, creating a guitar that was born to lead the band.
Top Wood: Thermo Cured Red Spruce
Back & Sides: East Indian Rosewood
BUILD STYLE: Flat Top
BODY BINDING: Ivoroid
NECK BINDING: Ebony
TOP PURFLING: Herringbone
ROSETTE: TR Style
BRIDGE STYLE: Belly
TUNERS/BUTTONS: Waverly 1129 Special Issue Vintage Oval
FRETBOARD INLAYS: Short Pattern Slotted Squares
NUT WIDTH: 1 23/32 inches
BODY WIDTH: 15 1/2 inches
BODY DEPTH: 4 7/8 inches
BODY LENGTH: 20 inches
SCALE: 25.4 inches
SADDLE SPACING: 2 7/32 inches
SOUNDHOLE: 4 inches
Serial # - 5054