Dion Model No.4 Guitar
We are thrilled to now represent Dion Guitars at Guitar Gallery! And our first installment is uber impressive. This guitar is the Definition of "understated elegance". The work is precise, and cohesive. The sound is loud and shimmering, with bell-like clarity.
Honduran Mahogany back & sides
Lutz Spruce top
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
Bone nut & saddle
Waverly tuning machines
Brass side dots
Mahogany rosette & purflings
Ebano bridge with Ebony bridge pins
Side Sound Port
Englemann spruce top bracing
There are no back braces, because this guitar is constructed with a hollow core back. In Dion's words: This idea was given to me by Luthier Jeremy Clark. Made from 4 wood layers of alternating grain direction with a core of Nomex, this design allows me to create a very evenly stiff, very active back contributing greatly to the volume and tone of my instruments.
Fully Removable Bolted Neck Joint: In Dion's words, Contrary to popular belief a glued neck joint isn't actually a tighter neck joint. When glueing a joint one needs to leave room for the wood to swell once the glue is applied. With a bolted neck joint I can ensure a perfectly fit, wood to wood joint with the added benefit of easy neck resets down the road.
Visesnut Adjustable hard shell case