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Dream Guitars is giving away this Avian Songbird to commemorate the acquisition of Acoustic Pro Musician!  Giveaway ends August 28, 2014. Entries will be accepted from anywhere in the world where permitted by law. One winner will be drawn.

Dream Guitars (www.dreamguitars.com), a leading retailer in high-end acoustic instruments has acquired Acoustic Pro Musician to provide quality, affordable instruments to players in all budgets. Whether you need a stage instrument, are looking for a travel guitar or flight case, or you are new to the custom guitar world, Acoustic Pro Musician is your resource. The Avian Songbird is a perfect example of this type of quality, affordable offering available on Acoustic Pro Musician.
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While searching for great affordable guitars we were delighted to find that Luthier Michael Bashkin created some new designs for Avian Guitars. The Avian Songbird offers fresh styling and a big voice perfect for strumming or fingerpicking. Avian guitars are constructed in a dedicated new state-of-the-art production facility by craftspeople trained by Bashkin himself. The Songbird includes the increasingly popular demi-cutaway, a fully adjustable satin Maple neck, and a B-Band pickup in a medium-jumbo body size. The Maple model sings sweetly with excellent note separation and a noticeable lift in the treble end of the spectrum.

Specs:
Measurements
Body Size: Medium
Scale: 25 1/2 in. (647.7 mm)
Nut Width: 1 11/16 in. (42.9 mm)
String Spacing: 2 1/8 in. (54.1 mm)
Body Length: 19 1/4 in.
Upper Bout: 11 1/4 in.
Lower Bout: 15 3/4 in.
Serial #: 99999
Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 5/8 in.
Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 3/8 in.
Frets to body: 14
Extras
Cutaway: Demi-cutaway
Pickguard: Clear
Case: None - Optional hardshell case $100
Pickup: B-Band AST with volume control.
Condition: Brand New

Woods & Trim
Back/Sides: Maple
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck Wood: Maple, 3 piece
Bridge: Ebony
Rosette: Solid Wood
Binding: Rosewood
Fingerboard Bindings: None
Headplate: Rosewood
Headstock Bindings: None
Headstock Inlay: Builder Logo
Top Trim: Wood Lines
Back Strip: None
Fret Markers: Side Dots Only
Tuners: Avian
Tuner Finish: Black
Price: $1365

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