Invented by a historic guitar company in 1916, the Dreadnought body shape is probably the most iconic/familiar acoustic guitar shape, and has come to be the preference for players who have more traditional tastes. With a larger, boxier shape, you get a full-figured sound with loud projection, making the model name certainly appropriate. This Redwood top is visually stunning. Redwood 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.