YAMAHA ACOUSTIC: DREADNOUGHT (DW) SERIES
Model Search
Select Category

Select Model

DW-4S Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with three-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, black pickguard, available in Marine Burst, Natural, or Violin Sunburst finish, mfg. 1996-98.
DW-4S-12 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the DW-4S, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1996-98.
DW-4SC Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the DW-4S, except has a single smooth cutaway and mono one-way electronics with three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls, available in Marine Burst, Natural, or Violin Sunburst finish, mfg. 1996-98.
DW-4SLE Left-Handed Electric Get Pricing - similar to the DW-4S, except in left-handed configuration and mono one-way electronics with three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1996-98.
DW-5S Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, round soundhole with three-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding with abalone purfling, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with diamond inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, black (Natural finish) or tortoise (Tobacco Brown Sunburst) pickguard, available in Natural or Tobacco Brown Sunburst finish, mfg. 1996-98.
DW6 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with three-ring rosette, black body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, black headstock overlay with logo and floral MOP inlays, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.0625 in. scale, mfg. 1999-2002.
DW7 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid Englemann spruce top, rosewood back and sides, round soundhole with single multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, black headstock overlay with logo, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 2005-07.
DW7-12 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the DW7, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, available in Natural finish, 25 in. scale, mfg. 2005-07.
DW7L Left-Handed Get Pricing - similar to the DW7, except in left-handed configuration, available in Natural finish, mfg. 2005-07.
DWX7C Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the DW7, except has a single smooth cutaway and System 45 two-way piezo/microphone electronics with volume, mic. volume, three-band EQ, AMF, and phase switch controls, available in Antique Brown Sunburst, Azzuro Sunburst, or Tobacco Sunburst finish, mfg. 2005-07.
DW8 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with three-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo/floral MOP inlays, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Black, Natural, or Vintage Red Sunburst finish, 25.0625 in. scale, mfg. 1999-2002.
DW8-12 12-String Get Pricing - similar to the DW8, except in 12-string configuration with six-per-side tuners, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1999-2002.
DWX8C Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the DW8, except has a single smooth cutaway and System 39 one-way electronics with three-band EQ, AMF, mid-shape, and volume controls, available in Black, Natural, or Oriental Blue Burst finish, mfg. 1999-2002.
DW8L Left-Handed Get Pricing - similar to the DW8, except in left-handed configuration, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1999-2002.
DW9 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid Englemann spruce top, solid rosewood back, rosewood sides, round soundhole with single multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, black headstock overlay with logo, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 2005-07.
DW10 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, round soundhole with three-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo/floral MOP inlays, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.0625 in. scale, mfg. 1999-2002.
DW15 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid Englemann spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, round soundhole with single multi-ring rosette, multi-ply body binding, decorative back stripe, nato neck, 14/20-fret ebony fingerboard with snowflake inlays, black headstock overlay with logo, three-per-side gold tuners, ebony bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.5625 in. scale, mfg. 2005-07.
DW20 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, round soundhole with three-ring abalone pearl rosette, multi-ply body binding with abalone purfling, nato neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with snowflake inlays, bound headstock with rosewood overlay and logo/floral MOP inlays, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, 25.0625 in. scale, mfg. 1999-2002.
DW-103E Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with single multi-ring rosette, multi-ply top and back binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with no inlays, rosewood headstock overlay and logo, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, no pickguard, includes an external preamp with volume, three-band EQ, EQ pass, AMF, and mix controls, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1996-98.
DW-105 Get Pricing - dreadnought-style body, solid spruce top, nato back and sides, round soundhole with single multi-ring rosette, multi-ply top and back binding, nato neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with no inlays, rosewood headstock overlay and logo, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood bridge, no pickguard, available in Natural Satin finish, mfg. 1997-98.
DW-105C Cutaway Electric Get Pricing - similar to the DW-105, except has a single smooth cutaway and mono one-way electronics with three-band EQ, volume, and AMF controls, available in Natural Satin finish, mfg. 1997-98.
YAMAHA ACOUSTIC: DREADNOUGHT (DW) SERIES Yamaha produced the DW Series as an all-dreadnought all solid-top series that was marketed as higher quality than the FG Series. There were three distinct series of these guitars, but the features remained very similar. The first series was produced between 1996 and 1998 (DW-4S, DW-5S, DW-103E, and DW-105), the second series was produced between 1999 and 2002 (DW6, DW8, DW10, and DW20), and the third series was produced between 2005 and 2007 (DW7, DW9, and DW15).

From Blue Book Publications:


No part of this information may be reproduced in any form whatsoever, by photograph, mimeograph, fax transmission or any other mechanical or electronic means. Nor can it be broadcast or transmitted, by translation into any language, nor by electronic recording or otherwise, without the express written permission from the publisher.