We did it! We have taken the densest tonewood – it actually sinks in water – and found magic music wood. Cocobolo is twice the density of mahogany so when guitar builders use it to the same dimension, the instruments are heavy and not responsive. We have sanded our backs to a specified weight achieving a frequency response that has proven to be incredible. Maybe even more robust than Brazilian rosewood which is in the same species family. Our Revolution Dreadnought has a huge sound, dynamic bass, surprising sustain…it just sounds and looks beautiful.
The hard rock maple neck is also part of the magic. Hard maple is significantly denser than Honduran mahogany. With the compound taper dovetail neck joint connecting the one-piece maple neck to the cocobolo body - the sound energy is alive.
To top it off, we selected an old-age stiff Adirondack spruce top to drive the sound. Of course the tonewoods are Hand Tuned so the frequencies of the back are several half steps higher than the top and the bracing and tone bars have been carved to make sure the entire surface is tuned to the same frequency throughout.
The Revolution is an incredible sounding dreadnought. Additionally, the top and neck burst accentuate the dynamic coloring of the cocobolo and the turquoise accents are just right.
|Neck Wood||Eastern hard rock maple|
|Top Wood||Adirondack spruce|
|Back & Sides Wood||Cocobolo|
|Top Finish||Revolution burst gloss|
|Back & Side Finish||Gloss|
|Tuners||Waverly #4075-G, gold with ebony buttons|
|Lower Bout Width||14.25"|
|Upper Bout Width||10.312"|
|String Gauge||D'Addario EXP 16's|
|Binding||East Indian rosewood|
|Case||Bedell deluxe hardshell case|