Forum - Banjo Ben Clark

1937 Dreadnought reproduction?

I bought the Eastman E8D from the General Store, and absolutely love it! I love the sound, the looks, everything about it.

I’m not much of a guitar historian… well, not one at all, but today was looking at the StewMac kit instructions for a reproduction '37 Dreadnought style guitar, and about halfway through, it clicked, this is the guitar I have sitting in my office.

Comparing the tonewoods, and styling, the E8D appears to be a reproduction of a 37 Dread. Is that the case? Or is it just coincidence?


Yep, probably the majority of bluegrass dreadnaughts made today are replications of either prewar style 28s (rosewood) or prewar style 18s (mahagony)