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2006 Froggy Bottom D-14

Froggy Bottom Guitars are hand built in Vermont by Michael Millard and a very small team of dedicated craftspeople. Established in the early 1970’s, the Froggy Bottom team carefully builds about 100 guitars a year, almost entirely on a custom-order basis. Froggys are lauded for their careful and delicate build, deep and expressive tone, and their unique looks and aesthetic touches.

This D-14 features Deluxe-grade appointments, including Paua Abalone rosette and backstrip, deluxe fingerboard inlays, bound headstock, and figured maple heel-grafts. Custom scrimshaw heel-caps are a famous Froggy Bottom touch, and this instrument features a fossil mammoth ivory heel-cap meticulously scrimshawed with the image of an elephant.

Red spruce top matched to mahogany back and sides and bound in figured maple. Ebony fingerboard and bridge, Madagascar rosewood headstock overlay with abalone Froggy inlay. Fossil Mammoth ivory nut, saddle, and pins. The neck features a C carve with 1-3/4” nut and 25.5” scale. String spread at the bridge is 2-3/16”.

The instrument is in excellent condition and shows only light wear to its frets and a few very minor dings. There is a very well repaired small side crack on the bass-side (about 3” long, nearly invisible).

The guitar is a responsive and lightly built mahogany dreadnought with finely scalloped braces tone bars and a straight X with forward positioning. It’s an easy instrument to energize, and it reacts favourably to a light to medium pick attack or fingerstyle. There is plenty of warm bass response and a lovely compliment of overtones through the midrange. Set up with an action of 5 to 6 64ths at the 12th fret and light gauge strings.

Canadian sales only, as we are unable to ship this guitar to destinations outside of Canada.

With deluxe hardshell case

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