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The Dreadnought

n the 1960's and 70's you hardly saw a guitar that wasn't a Dreadnought of one make or another - though very few of them were the genuine Martin variety. While in Atlanta, Georgia in 1973, I was lucky enough to get hold of a late 60's D35 and for 15 years it was my pride and joy - but fashions come and go and the big, boxy, bassy Dreadnoughts were gradually superceded by smaller, more curvaceous and often better balanced instruments. But what goes around usually comes around sooner or later so I'm adding a Dreadnought to my range of instruments.


"Every great musician, needs a great instrument, every great instrument needs a great maker, and Terry is one.

The quality, finish, and sound of his instruments are truly wonderful, and I'm a very proud owner of one. I hope I can learn to play it as well as it should be played."

Mike Orchard September 2010

Handmade Guitars UK by Terry Docherty