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Danny Davis 5171 Katalox Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Hardshell Case



Handcrafted right here in Huntsville, Alabama! The Fret Shop is proud to be the exclusive retailer for these amazing instruments made just a couple of miles away. Danny Davis has twenty-five years of luthier experience, having designed and built high-quality custom Acoustic Guitars and Mandolins.  He has a thorough understanding of acoustics and mechanical systems through a degree in Mechanical Engineering and from a thirty year career with NASA developing space launch systems. Danny’s approach to designing and building instruments is based on a deep understanding of the first principles of physics and engineering.  As a NASA engineer and manager, Danny developed a first hand understanding of how structures respond to forces.  Just as spacecrafts vibrate, so do guitars.  The craft is to shape the wood so the vibration frequencies are ideal for musical note production.  This knowledge is critical to making instruments that have a balanced and lively response to the artist’s intention. His passion is building beautifully resonate guitars and mandolins.  Each instrument is created to the musician’s specifications and aesthetic desires.   He provides the highest quality craftsmanship and tonal engineering to produce an instrument that will be cherished for a lifetime.   Each instrument is adorned with his signature logo, a Mother of Pearl inlayed Bonsai Tree.  This art symbolizes the thoughtful and ingenious manipulation of nature’s gifts. 






Danny Davis Dreadnought Guitar - Dread #5171

This beautiful Dreadnought guitar is available for purchase today!

• Katalox Back and Sides

• Sitka Spruce Top

• Ebony neck & headstock bindings with Boltaron body bindings

• Herringbone Purfling

• Three-wheel Herringbone Rosette

• Mahogany Neck

• Ebony Fretboard and Bridge

• Rosewood Headplate

• Mother of Pearl Bonsai Medallion Logo on headstock and Buffalo Inlay on fingerboard

• Silver Groover Tuners

This guitar was expertly crafted and "voiced" by luthier Danny Davis for a lifetime of acoustic enjoyment. Purchase includes guitar case and free shipping. #5171