The pyramid bridge, cream binding, tuners and amber top are shared with the dreadnought, but the rest of the trim is less luxy-plush. Back and sides are mahogany; the top purfling and rosette inlay become herringbone, the position markers - still abalone - combine slotted squares and cat's eyes. It looks equally smart - and this time the back braces are all four-square - though again the saddle break-angle for the top two strings is only modest, and this is with a higher action than the dread's. In keeping with the guitar's folksier stance, the neck is a little wider all the way up, with 55mm spacing at the bridge, so the whole set-up feels subtly more natural for playing fingerstyle. Profile, depth and scale are the same as the dreadnought's.
Thanks to its quite generous body, the 3761 doesn't actually concede that much to the dread. Understandably, however, the sound does have a smaller dynamic focus, and the tone is slightly more muted, though actually marginally warmer, which suits picking styles well. Powered observations are broadly similar to the dreadnought's, but happily the inter-string balance is pretty much spot-on.