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Dearnaley Model 1 Spruce Rosewood Burst 2020

Regular price £2,299.00

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The Dearnaley acoustics feature a  "cylinder built" body and a build utilising very old hand selected re-claimed timbers.

This ex-demo example has an aged Spruce top and Rosewood back and sides. The figuring on this Rosewood is exceptional.

The tuned cedar top combined with Daves own "X" hand-carved bracing offers the player a wonderful balanced and loud acoustic tone (mahogany braces on the back, and spruce on the top) This pattern was designed specifically for his unique body style which he describes as a scaled up and deepened Parlour (the lower bout measures 15" across) Its comfortable in your lap and feels and sits "just right"  

His decades of guitar building  and attention to each instruments intonation, makes this a formidable acoustic guitar. If you have struggled to find an acoustic that really plays in tune this guitar could have the answer.

Note the angle of the headstock, the hand-carved chunky three-piece mahogany neck, the Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, its all pure class. 

The neck is affixed with the Somogyi doweled tenon method rather than a Martin style dovetail joint. And then you have traditionally applied nitrocellulose "old school no plastic" lacquer finish,

The aged sunburst is magnificent. Obviously, the top nut and saddle are hand-carved bone and the bridge plate is a masterpiece and again, all done by hand by one man in his workshop.

These Dearnaley acoustics are handcrafted instruments from re-reclaimed timbers and as such there are small imperfections in the timber that add to the character of these guitars.

Sold with a Hiscox hard case.

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All products can be returned within 7 days of receipt.

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Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.


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£20 Standard Shipping

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United Kingdom:   £20
United States:  £150
European Union:  £60
Everywhere else:  £200


Dearnaley Model 1 Spruce Rosewood Burst 2020

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