If you can hear and feel the difference, it might be time.
It’s about the sound. It's about how easily it plays. It's about how it feels and how you can play things you might not try on a lesser instrument.
At this level of instrument, there is no "best." It comes down to what you want in a guitar, to what pleases you. Each Gramann-made guitar has its own sound and feel. Each is individually crafted.
in building is a rich, full sound
̶ loud enough for
performances without amplification. While many factories
make excellent instruments, a hand builder can make a
guitar that is louder, more responsive and easier to play.
How? Each piece of wood is unique, so
to optimize the performance of the guitar, I work
carefully to adjust the dimensions of the braces and the
thickness of the plates for each of the individual pieces
of wood in the instrument.
My shop is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. If you want to see whether a hand built guitar will make a difference to you, make an appointment and come play some of the guitars I have on hand. You can investigate those available for purchase by following the links under "Instruments" above. Or, if you know what you want, I might be able to make that instrument for you.
|#114 A Maury (about the size
of a dread) with a Laskin Armrest.