Close your eyes, picture an acoustic guitar. More than likely you are imagining a dreadnought acoustic guitar. This acoustic guitar type is very popular with beginners and is designed in a way to maximise projection and volume.
When the design was first pioneered in the early 20th Century, the word ‘Dreadnaught’ came from the impressive, enormous and intimidating design of big-gun battleships. Hence, when Martin designed this large bodied guitar shape, they used this word to name it. It doesn’t get much more "Rock n’ Roll" then that.
USED BY THE PROS!
The dreadnought acoustic guitar has been used by many great musicians during its century of popular use. Johnny Cash, Keith Richards, Thom Yorke, Eric Clapton, Kurt Cobain have all used this style of acoustic guitar in live performances. Its consistent use over the last hundred years is a tribute to the sound that this design produces. A true classic.
WE SELL THE BEST DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC GUITAR BRANDS
Due to the success of the style pioneered by Martin, this acoustic guitar design has been produced by many top guitar brands. At PMT Online we stock a wide range of dreadnought acoustic guitars, from a variety of amazing brands such as Fender, Gibson, Taylor, Yamaha and Epiphone. You can be sure to find an acoustic guitar to suit your needs and budget at Professional Music Technology.
WHY CHOOSE A DREADNAUGHT?
While other styles of acoustic guitars may favour a finger playing style, dreadnought guitars are famous for their strumming prowess. They are loud and proud of it, especially when compared to their smaller competitors. Furthermore they have a large broad body which helps project all of the power chords you could possibly strum! It is commonly used for playing country, rock, bluegrass and blues music.