Visually stimulating, Sunken Lapacho back & sides. Other names for this wood are Ipe wood or Brazilian Walnut. The sunken timber of this guitar was recovered from the Panama Canal, hence the mineralization
Dion logo burned into the headstock
African Mahogany neck - the neck is ebonized through the introduction of iron acetate which reacts with the tannin in the wood to turn it black, for a very cool effect
Carbon Fibre U-rod Neck Reinforcement
Ebony fretboard with purfling lines
13 frets to the body
Bone nut & saddle
Waverly tuning machines with ebony knobs
Brass side dots
Mahogany rosette & purflings
Ebano bridge with Ebony bridge pins
Ebano bindings, which, by the way have a soft bevel, No sharp edges here!
Side Sound Port (bound)
Details like bridge pins numbered for each specific bridge pin hole are indicative of the level of lutherie one experiences with a Dion guitar.
Dion guitars have deliberate design elements aim at increased sonic value and repairability of the instrument down the road. This was the first Dion guitar with his "hollow core back" and "structured sides." This guitar sounds like no other, in a Very Good Way!
Exc +++ condition
It is a cedar top - and there are two places with very minimal nail/pick exposure - and as the osmo polyx is not a pore-fill finish, there is a subtle tactile moment along the back of the neck at a very small knot behind the second fret, fifth string.
Original hard shell case included
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