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Bayard No.159

Bayard Guitars


  • No.159 is a gorgeous sloped shoulder dreadnought. Made with a tenacity for detail and touting a remarkable marble figure in the Hondurian rosewood. Back, sides, neck, fretboard, bridge, and headplate all came from the same slab of unique 40 year old rosewood. Top is made from German spruce.


    "The German tops are my favorite, a lot like the American red spruce, but often a bit on the softer side which can warm them up and make them swing" -Bayard

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  • Scale Length 24.9"
    Number of Frets to Body 14
    Tuning Machines Schaller GrandTune Nickle 
    Neck Construction Single piece, Honduran Rosewood
    Neck Fit Bolted
    Truss Rod 2-way, Thru hole
    Finish Nitrocellulose
    Special Fabrication Hide glue bracing construction
    Bracing Red Spruce
    Case Hiscox - Light Flight Case
    Rosette Abalone
    Bridge Pins Bone
    Pick Guard Tortis
    Nut Width 1 11/16"
    Bridge Spacing 2 3/16"

  • Really balanced across all the strings with a strong treble and the powerful bass expected from the sloped shoulder dread. The scalloped red spruce x-bracing combined with the dense Honduran rosewood gives it a lot of depth and harmonic overtones. This is a great guitar for a flat picker and would excel with drop D tuning. The soft German spruce top warms up the tone and makes the instrument swing

Category: Acoustic, Over $600

Type: Acoustic

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