The original Western Guitar
The dreadnought guitar model is also known as western guitar, flat top guitar or steel string guitar. The dreadnought is an acoustic guitar with steel strings, a flat top, a relatively large body and a straight shoulder.
Cutaway and Electronics
At KEYMUSIC we make a distinction between guitars with and guitars without built-in electronics and cutaway. A cutaway is a notch in the guitar's body that allows you to reach the highest frets on the fretboard and eliminates feedback at the same time, as almost all acoustic guitars with a cutaway feature built-in electronics.
The dreadnought guitar is originally built by C.F.Martin & Co. in 1916, to be adopted by all other guitar manufacturers later on. The name "dreadnought" refers to a British battleship from 1906, the HMS Dreadnought. With some imagination you can see a ship with a huge gun in the contours of this model.