Mahogany has a quick velocity of sound, relatively lightness of weight, and noticeable midrange overtone attenuation. As a result, mahogany guitars have their own sound. Warm, dry, woody, not particularly complex, but direct, lively, and famously easy to record.

Mahogany guitars are often looked at as poor cousins of rosewood guitars, but we politely disagree, dressing the Country Boy in classic appointments such as ebony fretboard and bridge, wooden rosette, tortoiseshell binding and nickel Waverly tuners. We also consider it worthy of the same diamond volute that we use on the back of our Vintage Dreadnought peghead. In addition to selecting only the finest quartersawn and matched South American mahogany backs and sides, the Country Boy Dreadnought is appointed with an Adirondack spruce top (Sitka spruce is a popular option for this model).

When Ricky Skaggs suggested the name “Country Boy” for our mahogany dreadnought, we all fell on the floor. We still wonder where he got such a great idea for a name! Admittedly, depending on which Body Style is used with this traditional combination of spruce and mahogany, you can get pretty far removed from anything remotely “country” in look and sound.  Over the years we have considered changing the name but we can’t, it was a gift!


Body Style Dreadnought
Model Country Boy
Top Wood Sitka
Back/Sides Mahogany
Rosette Wood
Backstrip Black Line
Buttwedge Body Wood
Body Binding Tortoiseshell
Purfling Black/Maple
Neck Square D 14 Fret
Head Veneer Ziricote
Head Binding None
Fretboard 14 Fret Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Vintage Dots
Fretboard Binding Black
Heelcap Ziricote Heelcap
Tuners Waverly Nickel
Bridge Ebony Traditional – 2.2
Pins Ebony Pins
Pickguard D / Celluloid
Top Color Natural
Price Bracket $4K-$6K
Nut Width 1 23/32
Scale Length 25 1/2″
Upper Bout Width 11 3/8″
Waist 10 5/8″
Lower Bout Width 15 1/2″
Body Length 19 7/8″
Depth at Neck 3 7/8″
Depth at Tail-Black 4 3/4″
Total Length 40 1/8″