Fredholm Dreadnought 2012


Product Code: GF5536

$ 12,000.00
$ 12,000.00

Inspired by the early work of C.F. Martin, Swedish luthier Thomas Fredholm has been handcrafting high quality guitars since the 1980s. Fredholm builds his steel strings in using the “traditional classical” method, upside down with the traditional Spanish peones (glue blocks) inside. 

This gorgeous dreadnought combines a European spruce top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides, all under a delicate French polish finish to maximize the vibrational potential of these premium tonewoods. Its bright and powerful voice works predictably well for bluegrass flatpicking. But interestingly, it has a responsiveness that works beautifully for fingerstyle as well, becoming clear and bell-like. A clean yet unusual black and wood-toned herringbone purfling and rosette, and bright turquoise dots on the end pins add just the right touch. Overall, this guitar is in very good condition, save for some light fret wear, superficial pick marks in the finish below the strings, and some hazing/reactivity in the French polish on the lower bout. 

  • Top: European spruce
  • Back and sides: Three-piece Brazilian rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany with oval profile
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony, belly-style
  • Saddle: Nut, cut-through
  • Binding: Rosewood
  • Tuners: Gold Waverly
  • Finish: French polish
  • Purfling and rosette: Herringbone
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut width: 1-23/32"
  • String spacing: 2-3/16"
  • Serial number: 26
  • Year of build: 2012
  • Case: Hardshell

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