2007 Brian Dunn


Double Top 
Location: Tucson 
Make: Brian Dunn 
Model: Double Top 
Model Year: 2007 
Top: sandwich outer cedar, inner spruce 
Back & Sides: indian rosewood 
Scale: 650 
Nut: 53mm 
Finish: Lacquer 
Tuners: Irving Sloane 
Country: USA 
Condition: Used - Near Mint 

2007 Brian Dunn

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2007 Brian Dunn

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Double Top 
Location: Tucson 
Make: Brian Dunn 
Model: Double Top 
Model Year: 2007 
Top: sandwich outer cedar, inner spruce 
Back & Sides: indian rosewood 
Scale: 650 
Nut: 53mm 
Finish: Lacquer 
Tuners: Irving Sloane 
Country: USA 
Condition: Used - Near Mint 

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Brian Dunn born in 1951 was well known for his repair shop in Tucson's Rainbow Guitars. In 2002, he decided to turn his energies toward true passion - guitar making – and became a full-time builder. Dunn, originally from upstate New York, met well-known guitar maker William Cumpiano in the mid-1970s and spent three years as an apprentice before establishing his own guitar shop. Dunn moved to Tucson in the early '80s to head the repair shop in Rainbow Guitars. While Dunn previously made steel-string guitars, he now concentrates on making classical guitars, thanks to the encouragement of Thomas Patterson, head of the University of Arizona guitar program. Brian's reputation steadily grown as an exceptional craftsman, building world class guitars. Over the last several years he has been building double-top guitars that now sell in access of $12,500. This 2007 Dunn is double-top model with Indian rosewood back and sides, and a raised Humphrey Millennium style fingerboard. The double-top has an outer side made of exceptional, fine grained cedar; and, the inner side is German spruce. These two sides are joined by a Nomex sandwich, and the top is fan braced much like a Bouchet.  Brian fitted this guitar with Sloane "Moresque" pattern tuners. Other·nice touches include a twelve hole bridge, that increases the break angle over the saddle, enhancing its power, while keeping strings from slipping. The fretwork and set up, for which Brian has long been known, is absolutely flawless, and give this instrument perfect intonation. The instrument, with its rosette of desert Ironwood, is visually stunning. But as impressive as the looks and craftsmanship of Brian's guitars may be, it is their remarkable sound that have propelled him to world stature as a luthier.· Basses, trebles, mid-range are well-balanced. There is a remarkable evenness of notes, such that there is little difference from string to string and from one fret to the next.· The combination of spruce and cedar have both the warmth and fullness of cedar and the clarity, separation, definition and polish· of spruce. This guitar sings in every register.·