Handmade Guitars by Bob Gramann

The York
The York is about the size and shape of a classical guitar.  These guitars are much louder than you would expect from a small-bodied instrument.  Unless otherwise specified, these have a 24.9" scale length and 1 3/4" nut width.  The body is 19 1/8" long and 14 1/2" wide at the lower bout.  I like playing these guitars.  They are responsive, easy to play, and the size is easy on my shoulders.  This model sells quickly.

The York

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143- "Fruit and Nuts" - Mulberry back and sides, Osage Orange fingerboard and bridge, Black Walnut neck and trim, Persimmon pins.  Engelmann Spruce top.  All North American woods.

Mulberry is a relative of Osage Orange, one of my favorite sounding woods for back and sides.  I was eager to hear how it sounds. The first sounds from this guitar were astonishing.  A light pluck makes a big sound. I am very  pleased with this guitar. 

1 13/16" nut


On display at The House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD.
142 - All North American Woods:  salvaged redwood top, walnut back, sides, and neck,  Osage Orange fingerboard and bridge, Sycamore binding, Alaska Sitka spruce bracing, persimmon pins, holly, Osage Orange, walnut and cherry rosette.

This one is built for extra light or silk and steel strings only.  It has a very light touch and lots of volume with that warm, redwood sound.  Over the years, the yellow Osage Orange fingerboard will darken to a golden brown.

1 13/16" nut

$2850 SOLD

116 - Engelmann top, mahogany back, sides, and neck.  EIR bridge and trim.
1 11/16" nut

I don't build many with this narrow a neck but I made this one for those with smaller hands.  It has that mahogany guitar tone and a huge volume.
$2499  SOLD

Here's a video of Christopher Cavaliere playing one of his originals "Stole the Tongue" on his York guitar.

Bob Gramann
122 Laurel Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

(540) 898-0611