12 Fret Slope D
Bigger 12-Fret Tone.
Our largest 12 Fret Body Style.
The DS pairs our standard Slope D body outline and side depth with a 25.5” scale 12 fret neck.
Shortening a neck from 14 to 12 frets necessarily moves the bridge closer to the tailblock, by a distance exactly equal to the length by which the neck is shortened. This configuration places the bridge at the center of the widest part of the lower bout, the most efficient location from which to drive a top. In such a large guitar, the result is an uncommonly full, rich and bold voice that is unique among all our body style offerings. If you’re missing those extra two frets, the DS is now available with an optional Venetian-style cutaway.