The guitar that set the standard for the travel guitar market, the enduringly popular mini Dreadnought shape makes a great musical companion. Portable, playable and affordable, the Gold Mini features a Torrefied solid Adirondack Spruce top and yields impressive volume and tone for its compact, three-quarter-size scale. It’s the perfect travel mate.
• 3/4 DREADNOUGHT BODY
The smaller size makes it ideal for the mobile musician or for the casual hobbyist who wants to take a good-sounding acoustic on vacation or business travel. The 3/4 size also suits female players and children alike. Body depth is 82*101mm.(3 7/32 * 4")
• AGED TO VINTAGE TOP
A vintage instrument is the holy grail of acoustic guitar tone. The wood on the top cures and opens up more over time. This unleashes a tonal quality that is missing in new instruments — until now. Using a special process that we call ATV (Aged To Vintage) we treat the solid sitka spruce top to give it that big and open tone of a decades-old, highly-sought-after acoustic. This torrefaction process delivers that amazing tone to you right out of the box.
• SOLID ADIRONDACK SPRUCE TOP
Stronger and denser than Sitka spruce, the Adirondack spruce is characterized by broad dynamics as well as articulation and smoothness at high volume. The elastic tactile response suits both aggressive strumming and precise flatpicking. Adirondack spruce bracing further sets apart the unique sound and response of this exceptional wood. Famously used on the sought-after vintage Martin dreadnaughts of the 1930’s, the difficult-to-source Adirondack spruce is the crowning feature of this model at a most reasonable price.
• SOLID MAHOGANY BACK & SIDES
Bright yet natural with a strong and warm midrange, the beloved mahogany wood has been a standard for back and sides on premium acoustics for many decades. All-solid construction is featured on this model.
• DOUBLELOCK NECK JOINT
The connection between a guitar’s neck and body is another key factor for great sound. On the Gold, we started with a tight fitting traditional dovetail neck joint. We then reinforced it by adding a bolt. This DoubleLock neck joint maximizes the transfer of tone and enhances resonance on the Gold.
• WALNUT REINFORCED NECK
The neck on the Gold has been reinforced for added rigidity and stability using two special inserts. This is constructed with two pieces of walnut installed to add stability while still retaining the natural properties of wood to further upgrade the Gold.
• EBONY BRIDGE PINS
A very strong and dense wood, ebony provides a tight and coherent low-end with enhanced mids. The jet-black imparts class and a luxurious look.
• 579mm(22.8”) SCALE
The smaller size makes it ideal for the travelers who want to take a good-sounding acoustic on vacation or business travel. The 3/4 size also suits female players and children alike.
• SONICALLY ENHANCED UV FINISH
The high-tech finish is strong and resistant to scratches while being lightweight to improve the natural acoustic resonance of the body for a full-bodied and rich tone.
• DIE-CAST TUNERS
With an 18:1 tuning ratio, these tuners ensure precise tuning adjustments with smoothness and the highest quality functionality.