The design for the new DD model is right out of the 50's with it's mastery of period design and styling, along with the accomplished engineering that makes all Hallmark guitars number one in performance, tone and play ability. The guitar design was originally created by Semie Moseley for lightning hurricane guitarist Joe Maphis as a double necked guitar. Then his picking friend Larry Collins of the RCA recording artist duo "The Collins Kids" also HAD to have one. Hand made by Semie just like the example made for Joe, you could see them playing together on 50's west coast TV programs such as "Town Hall Party" and "Ritters Western Ranch Party".
At the time these hand-built guitars would cost you about the price of a new car, no joke. Now, we have brilliantly made these guitars just like the originals but available in a single neck version with the affordability to the average musician of today! They have all the features of the 50's originals from the tone chambered body with a seasoned solid maple top and back; pearl inlay on the head stock; raised gingerbread period style arm rest and pick guard for maximum comfort; right down to the custom wound cast alnico JM-6 Joe Maphis style pickups.
This guitar has no equal, it handles and sounds like no other guitar ever produced and is sheer luxury. Included in the "direct to you" price from us is a custom deluxe hard shell case, and as a bonus only available with this guitar, is a DVD of Deke Dickerson playing his new model up close and personal, with commentary, live performances and much more! We feel that this limited edition run will sell out before the run is finished and ready. If you want one of these guitars please put in your order now. We cannot guarantee availability past this first limited edition run.
- Scale length: 24+3/4
- Bone Nut
- Shade Roller Bearing Vibrato
- Hallmark locking saddle roller bridge for perfect intonation
- Hallmark JM-6 Custom wound pickups
- Maple neck w/ Bound Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
- Walnut Headcap w/ genuine pearl and abalone inlay
- Tone Chambered alder body
- Carved Hard Rock Maple Top
- Flat Hard Rock Maple Back
- Custom body bindings
- Raised inlaid arm rest for maximum comfort
- Raised inlaid pick guard
- Grover Imperial Tuners
click here for a video of Deke demoing the guitar!!!