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Built with the fingerpicker in mind, each of these instruments sings louder than than its size. The top braces on all are carved to maximize the tone and volume.  The bridges are carved to be light allowing the top to respond quickly to both high and low notes. The saddles are tall allowing easy picking and a strong response to a soft touch. I am very proud of the sound from each of these guitars. The models are named after rivers in Virginia.  The bigger the guitar, the bigger the river.  Unless otherwise stated, the nuts on all of these instruments are 1 3/4" wide and the tops are Englemann spruce. 

The Rappahannock  #100
100 side #100 front view 100 back
100! - Back and Sides of Osage Orange.  Engelmann top. African Mahogany (Khaya) neck. It's not just the number that makes this one special.  It has the clarity and richness that I expect from Osage Orange.  It is truly a wonderful guitar.

$2799
100 rosette 100 tail

The Rappahannock

96 side
fustic 54 97 front
87 front

96 - Back and sides of Osage Orange.  Engelmann 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.  On display at Picker's Supply in Fredericksburg, VA

$3100
 


54- Fustic back and sides.  Great sound. 



$3100

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

$2500

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

$2500

The Maury
This model is roughly the size of a dreadnaught.  The waist is a bit more pinched than a typical dread to remove the boominess that affects many dreads.
The Slope-shouldered Maury

Like the Maury on the left, the waist is pulled in to remove the boom.  It sounds pretty nice.
The Dreaded Maury
A true dreadnaught in size and shape.

35 eir 107 Front 66 back
35-  East Indian Rosewood Back and sides.  the sound you expect from a rosewood guitar, only more of it.
$2000
 (on display at The Folk Store in Kansas City, MO)
107 - Mahogany back and sides with a neck from the same tree.  Responsive and lively.

$2599 SOLD
66 - Sapele back and sides. Sitka top.  It sounds  like mahogany, but with more sustain. This one has a good, strong dreadnaught sound.

$2300

The Deep Run
Very small with a big sound.
   
The Open Back Banjo
105 Deep Run ..........................
Banjo 71
105 - Osage Orange back and sides,
1 3/4" nut
$1299  SOLD  Look for another at the end of 2015

72 - 12" walnut block pot with integral maple tone ring.   Fiberskyn head, nice wide neck (1 7/16" nut).  Zoe Mulford plays one like this.  To me, it is the sound a banjo ought to make. 

$2000  SOLD  Look for another at the end of 2015

The James
These are jumbo bodies.  Each has the large deep sound you expect from a jumbo body and the richness you expect from one of my guitars.
The James Baritone

64 James 77 Front
98 front 67 James Baritone
64 - Engelmann top, sycamore back and sides, maple neck.  Beautiful body, amazing sound.  Every sycamore guitar I have made sounds wonderful.
 (on display at The Folk Store in Kansas City, MO)

$3100
 77- All North American woods: Walnut back and sides, Adirondack top, Osage Orange bridge and fingerboard, maple bindings, persimmon pins.  Big and clear sound.  It's hard to compare to anything--you'll have to hear it.  On display at Picker's Supply in Fredericksburg, VA

$2499
98 - Engelmann top, Persimmon back and sides, Macassar Ebony trim.  When I first strummed it, the sound made me gasp.  This one is pretty special. On display at The House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD.

$4199
67- Engelmann top, Osage Orange back and sides, 27" scale.  Tuned a fourth below a normal guitar (from B to B).  Warm, full sound.  On display at The House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD.

$3000

The York The Chesapeake Bass

101 York 104 York
TheChesapeake Bass 89 front
101- Engelmann top, Osage Orange back and sides.  African Mahogany (Khaya) neck.  Great sound in an easy to play guitar.  About the size of a typical classical guitar.
1 13/16" nut

$2699  


104- Engelmann top, Osage Orange back and sides.  African Mahogany (Khaya) neck.  Great sound in an easy to play guitar.  About the size of a typical classical guitar.
1 3/4" nut

$2699  

79- Fretless, 33" scale, 1 11/16" nut.  Sitka top, Sycamore back and sides.  You will have a hard time finding a louder acoustic bass.  And, it sounds pretty nice.  K&K Pure Bass pickup installed.

$3100
89 - Sitka top, Mahogany back and sides. 33" scale, 1 11/16" nut.  It's loud.   K&K Pure Bass pickup installed.  On display at The House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD.

$3000

Rapidan Classical
88 front
82 front
106 front 32 classical
88- Engelmann top, Sycamore back and sides.  A big voice for a little guitar.

$2500
82 - Sitka top, walnut back and sides.  Persimmon fingerboard and bridge.  1 13/16" nut.  All North American woods. It plays very nicely.

$2300
106- Engelmann top, Osage Orange back and sides. 1 3/4" nut.

$2699
32 - Engelmann top, East Indian Rosewood back and sides.  2" nut.

$2000
Bob Gramann

122 Laurel Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

(540) 898-0611
bob@bobgramann.com



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