Steve Andersen "Fremont" model arch-top guitar arrives at Dusty Strings

It's one of those guitars you have to play to believe. Local luthier Steve Andersen has built another Fremont guitar, so-named for the neighborhood in which both Andersen and Dusty Strings have thrived for over thirty years! A stunning guitar with a Dalmatian tortoise flair, the Fremont Model is available exclusively through Dusty Strings.

What does it sound like? A hearty bigleaf flame maple back and sides and creamy Engelmann spruce top combine to give this guitar a sweet, strong, and balanced voice. An ebony fretboard and bridge not only boost resonance but complete the look, and the Lollar "Johnny Smith" pickup is a premium match if plugging in.

Although its arch-top and art deco aesthetic evoke early jazz and blues--and it is certainly suited for such styles--guitar players of any genre will find its versatility hard to resist. It's like having a dance partner while you play!

Here are the complete specs: Adirondack X-braced tone bars; European flame maple neck; ebony fretboard, bridge, and peghead facing; Waverly tuners with tortoise buttons; tortoise on binding, S-holes, pickguard, tailpiece, and back of headstock; handmade carbon fiber tailpiece. Body depth 3", width 16", nut width 1 3/4", scale length 24 3/4". Nickle plated Lollar floating "Johnny Smith" humbucker pickup. TKL hard case. Click here for more info--or better yet, come in and try it for yourself!


John Reischman and the Jaybirds in Concert, Oct. 18 - SOLD OUT!

Don't miss Dusty Strings’ first fall concert on Friday, October 18 – John Reischman and the Jaybirds! Like the powerful mandolinist and composer at its helm, John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish take on bluegrass that seamlessly blends original songs and instrumentals with Appalachian old-time music for a truly unique band sound. Now in their 20th year, with seven acclaimed albums and two JUNO nominations, the Jaybirds are simultaneously innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned and 21st-century contemporary. The group will take to the Dusty Strings stage on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM). 

Bluegrass Unlimited calls John Reischman “one of the world’s undisputed masters” of the mandolin, famed for outstanding tone and taste. Many of his dozens of original instrumentals have become popular favorites for sessions and covers, such as the jam standard Saltspring. He has three critically acclaimed solo instrumental albums and has recorded on many other projects, including the GRAMMY® winning True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe. John also plays Latin-based jazz and choro music with highly regarded fingerstyle acoustic guitarist/composer John Miller; the duo has released three superb albums. Dusty Strings is thrilled to be able to bring John and his group back to Seattle for this special evening open to all ages. Click here to purchase your tickets, or give us a call (206) 634-1662. We hop to see you there!