Handmade Guitars by Bob Gramann

The Maury
The Maury guitar, named after a significant whitewater river in Virginia, is a dreadnaught.   The waist is pulled in to take out some of the boominess that inhabits a true dreadnaught.  The fundamental remains strong, and overall the guitar sounds more balanced.  (The Dreaded Maury model is a true dreadnaught with a fat waist.) Unless otherwise specified, these have a 25.4" scale length and 1 3/4" nut width.  The body is 19 3/4" long and 15 1/2" wide at the lower bout.  They are big and loud with a deep sound.

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 Dreaded Maury
A true dreadnaught in size and shape.

114 back
35 eir
153 front reduced
114 - Persimmon back and sides.  Engelmann top.  Laskin armrest.  24.9" scale.
Bright and warm at the same time.  And, it's loud!  A real pleasure to play.  I am getting really fond of the sound of persimmon.


35-  East Indian Rosewood Back and sides.  the sound you expect from a Rosewood guitar, only more of it.

153 - A true dread.  East Indian Rosewood back and sides.  Khaya (African Mahogany) neck, Adirondack Spruce top.  Macassar Ebony fingerboard, bridge, and peghead veneer.

This was built to be a true Bluegrass guitar.  Unlike all of my others, it will accept medium strings (although it will have a warmer tone with light gauge).  With a bluegrass string set on it, played with a pick, it is louder than I can sing over.  The Adirondack top will take a bit of playing to break into its final voice, but this is a powerful guitar.

Bob Gramann
122 Laurel Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

(540) 898-0611