Handmade Guitars by Bob Gramann

The Rappahannock
The Rappahannock River is a mid-sized river in Virginia and my home town stream.  The Rappahannock Guitar is mid-sized (about the size of an 000) and an excellent compromise between ergonomics and sound.  I use a Rappahannock in my gigs--the sound and size fit me just right.  All of these have a big voice and a full tone.  They have a 24.9 scale length allowing the top to be lightly braced  providing easy fingering and the loudest notes possible.

The Rappahannock  #117
117 front

117- Back and Sides of Osage Orange.  Torrified Sitka Spruce top. Cherry neck. 
1 13/16" nut, 2 5/16" spacing at the bridge--a guitar for big hands!

It has a pretty powerful sound.  The bass is rich and deep, the midrange and treble are clear and articulated. 

$2899 SOLD
117 back

The Rappahannock
87 front
fustic 54 97 front

87 - Back and sides of Sycamore.  Sitka top.  Loud and good!

121 - Back and sides of Osage Orange. Sitka top. Osage Orange provides a rich sound along with distinctive note separation.  Strum a chord and you can hear each individual note as it rings.  This one has a loud and full sound.


54- Fustic back and sides.  Great sound.

On display at Picker's Supply in Fredericksburg, VA


97 - Adirondack top, EIR back and sides.  Rich and present sound.  On display at The House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD.


113-  A lefty cutaway with back and sides of Osage Orange.   1 3/4" nut.  Feels strange to me but it sounds quite nice when I strum it.

 On display at The House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD.

Bob Gramann
122 Laurel Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

(540) 898-0611


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