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
   The York Blues Champion

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York 115

127 - 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 and poplar 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

$2699  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's the sister to 115 in the next box.
On display at The House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD.
115- The Blues Champion
In the style of the old blues guitars but with clarity and a strong voice.  Mute it with your palm for old style thunk or play it wide open for emphasis.  It's all there.

Oregon Sitka top, mahogany back, sides, and neck.  Sycamore binding, persimmon bridge, holly markers.
1 3/4" nut

On display at The House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD.

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