FALTDSPRD Dreadnought All Solid Wood + EQ
Part of our new 20th Anniversary series, which celebrates the best of our guitars over a 20 year period. Evolved and more refined, wonderful tone and playability from the FALTDSPRD.
Exceptional quality and tone from this guitar and remarkably under £500. You'd expect this standard of instrument at a much, much higher price bracket.
This is the direct evolution from our FA350D, which the mighty talented Ben Howard used during the time of his first album. Ben is seen in a myriad of videos on Youtube performing with his trusted Freshman. The FALTDSPRD (also in OM version now FALTDSPRU OM as seen in our Guitar Store) is even more refined now.
Tone and Sound
What does it sound like? The Dreadnought body shape makes a statement. From the very first strum this dreadnought offers a crisp top end, through to a full low end that begs for rhythm work. Delivering a bold, brave sound, the FALTDSPRD gifts players with more volume without losing any tonal balance. This well-rounded sound has defined numerous careers, but no guitar will do it as well, as affordably, as the FALTDSPRD.
Build and Finish
Using a higher grade of tonewood than you would ever expect to find in this price bracket, the all solid FALTDSPRD features a beautiful ‘AA’ Grade Sitka Spruce top, and select Mahogany back and sides, all subtly bound with Mahogany and finished with Herringbone purfling. These higher grade woods will age perfectly, rewarding you every time you play, with clean lines and flawless finish a hallmark of the series.
Body Type: Dreadnought Body Acoustic
Top: Solid Canadian 'AA' Grade Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Solid Select Mahogany
Purfling & Rosette: Herringbone
Hardware: Gold Bespoke Machine Heads
Back Centre: Herringbone
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Nut Width: 43mm
Finish: Natural Satin
Electronics: Freshman MG30 Professional EQ with Built in Tuner
CLICK HERE to find out how the Freshman Songwriter series guitars sound. The Freshman FALTSPRD is the direct evolution from the Freshman SONGD.
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More About Freshman Guitars
Freshman Guitars design award-winning acoustic instruments in Scotland. Every one of our guitars is inspected here and comes with a Lifetime Warranty. All of our Guitars and Ukuleles are professionally set up before being shipped out.
Previous Freshman Awards Include:
* Multiple ‘Best Buys’ from Total Guitar.
* Highest ever score "96/100"" awarded to an electro-acoustic from Acoustic Magazine.
The FALTSPRD is based on and evolved from the Freshman Songwriter D series acoustic. Here is what the press/industry magazines said about it:
“Displays a proud and timeless Dreadnought tone right from the off... What makes this Freshman stand out from the crowd is the fact that solid construction makes this guitar one to savour over the years...” - "Acoustic Magazine, 4 out of 5 ‘Excellent’
There’s a balance and poise that gives it an even and joined-up quality without being dull or unexciting. It has real thump in the lows, navigating a line between OM-style focus and dreadnought roundness.” – 90% Overall Score - Guitar & Bass Magazine