(NEW) Troublesome Creek is an organization that has a singular place in our offerings at AMW. They train and employ men and women from their region (Hindman KY) who are in recovery from substance addiction, and those skills produce some incredibly cool guitars and mandolins. They are a not-for-profit brand, and they focus on sustainable regional tonewoods for most of their offerings. This SD-1 (slope shouldered dreadnought) has some of the coolest cherry we've ever seen, and its sound is dry and responsive... we are impressed, but not surprised!
The top is Adirondack spruce with hints of bearclaw. Back and sides are quilted cherry, not exactly like anything we've had before. Their slope D design is 13 frets to the body, which many consider to be the perfect balance between the projection of a 14-fretter and the warmth of a 12-fretter. The appointments are subtle, with a split-herringbone rosette and simple b/w/b top purfling. The tortoise binding adds a bit of contrast to the cherry, but the focus here, visually, is on the quality of the woods.
For specs, we have 1 11/16" nut width, 2 3/16" string spacing at the saddle and a long 25 1/2" scale length. The cherry neck has a modern low oval profile, fast! The fingerboard, bridge and pins are ebony. The finish is satin. The tuners are nickel Waverly.
Another excellent and unique instrument from our friends at Troublesome Creek!
AMW Price: $3,040 (Online checkout)
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