November 2022: The Meridian DC has been in the developmental stage for the past year and we are very happy to get it out into the world. With a nod to our single cutaway Statesboro models, we built upon the maple carve top and developed the double cutaway from there.
We completely redesigned the body with a comfort carved body relief on the back and moving to a two volume, one master tone and a 3-way switch configuration on the lower control panel. Also new, is the option of a one piece Spanish Cedar or one piece Mahogany body. We carefully hand select either body species for quality and weight with the Spanish Cedar generally coming in a little bit lighter for those customers that like to keep the weight down. We’ve turned once again to Lindy Fralin to provide us with pickups that are second to none in our opinion. We stock the Meridian with Fralin P.A.F. Modern Humbuckers for a slightly higher output pickup but optionally we offer Fralin Pure P.A.F. as well as their Hum-Cancelling P-90’s. As with every Fralin pickup they can also be customized with over or under wound options to satisfy everyone’s tonal needs.
Everything from the top of the peghead on down was refined over multiple prototype builds and small changes until we landed on what we think is a beautiful, great sounding, and lightweight comfortable guitar.