While there are several blatant differences here (see Spec Check), well point out some less obvious key features of this model. Peering into the equally tidy interior we fi nd that this soundboards lower bout ladder bracing uses four fairly equally spaced and equally tall, thin struts. In fact, nearly all this soundboxs struts are taller and thinner than the D-500s. This variance arises because the DG-300 emulates Selmers revised Modele Jazz construction, rather than Maccaferris original construction (see boxout). Swapping to a 14-fret neck and an extra long scale usually warrants a fair bit of structural redesign. The internal surfaces have a much lighter, non-gloss fi nish, too.