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
87 front
fustic 54

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


125- Back and sides of Osage Orange.  Alaskan Sitka top.  Sycamore binding. Cherry neck. 1 3/4" nut.  Plays loud and strong with beautiful bass.

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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