PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Michael Dunn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Michael Dunn's Guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.



PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show where she visits the Michael Dunn Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and learn more about Michael Dunn's Guitars and the creative and technical process used to make them.

Unconventional construction methods help set a very unusual acoustic/electric hybrid apart.

Beautiful playability. Stable under neck-wobbling, pitch-bending maneuvers.

Polarizing styling and construction if you’re strictly traditional. Expensive for a niche instrument.

$1,999

Riversong Glenwood TS6
riversongguitars.com

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