Invented by a historic guitar company in 1916, the Dreadnought body shape is probably the most iconic shape, and has come to be the go-to shape for players who have more traditional tastes. With a larger, boxier shape, you get a full-figured sound with loud projection. The name is certainly appropriate. This Redwood top is softer, with shorter wood fibers than Bunya or Spruce. The result is a guitar that is warmer overall, with a beautiful touch sensitivity, and some forgiving, natural compression. The Australian Blackwood back and sides is both visually stunning and perfectly balanced.