1995 Griffin/Arnold Dreadnought. SN unknown. Guitar Database. For sale

Griffin/Arnold | Dreadnought | 1995 | SN:2495


1995 Griffin/Arnold Dreadnought guitar. SN 2495. Guitar Database.

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Luthier Facts :
Name: Ronnie Griffin
Location: Georgia

Wait list: Retired
Taking Orders?: Retired
RIYL: Ronnie was a pre-eminent repairman and took inspiration from vintage martins, his guitars reflect that prewar tone.
Name: John Arnold
Wait list: Unknown
RIYL: John Arnold is a pre-eminent repairman and his guitars reflect a deep understanding of prewar construction and tone.
Note: (RIYL) Recommended If You Like


1995 Griffin/Arnold Dreadnought guitar. SN 2495. Guitar Database.

  • Model: Dreadnought
  • Serial no: 2495
  • Year: 1995
  • Top:  Adirondack spruce, from a tree harvested by Ted Davis after Hurriance Opel.
  • Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Purfling: Herringbone
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4″
  • String Spacing: 2 1/4″
  • Scale: 25.4″
  • Body Length: 19 7/8″
  • Lower Bout: 15 5/8″
  • Upper Bout: 11 3/8″

1995 Griffin/Arnold Dreadnought guitar. SN 2495. Guitar Database.

From Goodacoustics, who are listing this guitar: “This started out as a 1995 Ronnie Griffin guitar herringbone reproduction with a sitka top and brazilian rosewood back and sides. In 1999/2000, the owner had the reknown John Arnold of Tn retop the guitar to a Adirondack top from salvaged from the Smoky Mountains after the 1995 hurricane Opel because he wanted adirondack. The result is phenomenally loud yet responsive guitar.

John Arnold’s guitars are extremely rare and extremely sought after- more so than Wayne Henderson’s. Ronnie Griffin has recently retired and is only accepting small repair work.

John no longer has any Smoky mountain tops for sale and the brazilian is high grade material, this is a guitar that will make any player happy. The action is low, neck is vintage shaped, nut width 1 3/4 at nut. also bone nut and saddle.”


1995 Griffin/Arnold Dreadnought guitar. SN 2495. Guitar Database.

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