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Grand Orchestra | Traditional Series
Model No#: 3854000
Jumbo | Traditional Series
Model No#: 3852800

3,899.99 - 4,249.99

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Dreadnought | Traditional Series
Model#: 3850500

3,899.99 - 4,249.99

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  • Introduced in 1968, the flagship model D-55 is one of the most musically versatile dreadnought guitars available. The D-55 is prized by players worldwide for its rich, balanced sound, outstanding playability, and elegant cosmetic appointments. The distinctive nitrocellulose lacquer finish is a hallmark of this instrument and its tone can be heard on countless hit recordings of our time.

  • General

    Model Name: D-55
    Series: Traditional Series
    Color / Part #:
    • D-55, Rosewood Dreadnought, Antique Burst, w/ Deluxe Case
    • D-55, Rosewood Dreadnought, Natural, w/ Deluxe Case
    • D-55 w/ D-TAR®, Rosewood Dreadnought, Natural, w/ Deluxe Case
    • D-55 w/ D-TAR®, Rosewood Dreadnought, Antique Burst, w/ Deluxe Case


    Body Material: Solid AAA Spruce Top with Bookmatched Solid Rosewood Back and Solid Rosewood Sides
    Body Shape: Dreadnought
    Body Back: Rosewood
    Body Sides: Rosewood
    Body Top: Solid Spruce
    Body Finish:
    • (3850500837, 3850500821)
      Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    • (3850507821, 3850507837)
      Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Bracing: Scalloped Red Spruce
    Rosette: Abalone


    Number of Frets: 20
    Position Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl/Abalone Block
    Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Neck Material: 3-Piece Mahogany/Walnut/Mahogany
    Neck Finish: Gloss Lacquer
    Nut Width: 1.69" (42.9 mm)
    Scale Length: 25.625" (650.8 mm)
    Neck Binding: Bound Fingerboard
    Truss Rods: Dual-Action


    Special Electronics: D-TAR® Multi-Source™ Pickup System


    Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
    Bridge: Ebony
    Bridge Pins: Bone
    Tuning Machines: Gotoh® 700 Series Open-Back
    String Nut: Bone
    Saddle: Bone Saddle
    Pickguard: Tortoiseshell


    Strings: Guild® M-450C Standard Tension Coated Phosphor Bronze, (.013-.056 Gauges)
    Unique Features: Ebony Headcap, Dovetail Neck Joint with Slim Heel, Lightweight Laminated Birch Tail-Block, 30' Radius Top, Natural Mother-of-Pearl and Abalone Position Inlays, Bound Ebony Fingerboard, Abalone Rosette, Tortoise Shell Pickguard, Dual Action Truss Rod


    Case Gig Bags: Premium Hardshell