Shape

The Bedell Dreadnought: The most popular body shape during the 1960s folk-rock era, and still the preferred shape for that full, rich sound we expect from an acoustic guitar. The Bedell dreadnought will hold its own in an ensemble of other stringed instruments, even traditional banjos and mandolins. 

The Bedell Orchestra: A comfortable body shape offering more individual note nuance and clarity. Designed for the fingerstylist where each note is the music, rather than the background projection of chording. 

The Bedell Parlor: The signature body style 12-fret for Bedell. The slightly elongated lower bout hosts the bridge positioned symmetrically in its center. This provides greater efficiency in vibration activation of the tone and delivers surprising volume and clarity from this smaller body.