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Troublesome Creek D-2 Dreadmore

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Dreadmore Series Model D-2

Troublesome Creek is like no other stringed instrument manufacturer in the world. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, with our own school of luthiery. The people we train, both from the recovery community and the local labor pool, make some of the best guitars, mandolins, and dulcimers you’ll ever play!

The Culture of Recovery program was created in order to host people in recovery at the studios of the Appalachian Artisan Center. Established under a generous grant from ArtPlace America, the COR initiative brought in people suffering from substance abuse disorders in an effort to enhance their recovery efforts by immersion in Blacksmithing, Pottery, Luthiery and more. Since the program began in 2018, we have instructed hundreds of individuals, offering them new focus and healing. And of these many success stories, an especially talented, select group have gone on to become luthiers at Troublesome Creek. And we couldn’t be happier about that!
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At Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company, we train people in recovery to become some of the best luthiers in the country. Using the finest in locally-sourced, Appalachian hardwoods, they create stunning instruments that are both tonally and environmentally excellent, while each sale contributes to the regrowth of our post-coal economy. When you purchase a Troublesome Creek instrument,you get you more than a terrific handmade heirloom; you take ownership in a legacy that you helped build. Visit the Appalachian School of Luthiery at:

Wide Abalone-and-Rope rosette. Figured Walnut back and sides. Select Appalachian Red Spruce with BWB top purfling. MOP logo faceplate inlay and green abalone side dots. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Gold Waverly tuners. Troublesome Creek hardshell case included.


Body Width Upper Bout: 11 7/16"
Body Width Lower Bout: 16 1/8"
Body Length: 20 1/8"
Overall Length: 40 9/16"
Body Depth at Tail: 5"
Body Depth at Neck: 3 15/16"
Soundhole Diameter: 4"
Neck Width at Nut: 1 11/16"
Neck Width at 12th Fret: 2 1/8"
Scale: 25.5"
Fretboard Arch: 16"