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1916 Ditson 33 Guitar, Serial Number 20

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This is one of the early Ditson guitars made by Martin for Charles H. Ditson & Co. of New York, in fact it is the first Ditson style 33 made. Ditson guitars are characterized by a wide waist as they were meant to be in the Hawaiian style and so the narrower waist of guitars […]

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1916 Ditson Dreadnought Article

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The August 19, 1916 edition of Music Trade Review contains the following article on page 47: NEW USE FOR STEEL GUITAR Instrument Found to be Excellent for the Making of Talking Machine Records – Another Hawaiian Instrument Soon to be on the Market A new steel guitar called the “Dreadnought” and said to produce the […]