Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ralph Bown OM Acoustic Guitars

Ralph Bown has made guitars for John Renbourn, Clive Carroll, Martin Simpson and many other premiere players. I first learned about him from Martin Simpson and was amazed by the full tone of his instruments, his attention to detail and their understated beauty. We feel very proud to be offering Ralph's instrument here in the U.S. They are very special indeed." - Paul Heumiller

Ralph Bown Biography

From his shop in York, England Ralph Bown builds the finest instruments. Many of the finest fingerstyle guitarist in the UK choose Bown guitars.

Artists who play Bown: John Renbourn, Clive Carroll, Martin Simpson, Henry Kaiser, Allan Taylor
Builder: Bown Guitars, Ralph Bown
Model: OM
Year: 2008
Artists who play Bown Guitars: John Renbourn, Clive Carroll, Martin Simpson, Henry Kaiser, Allan Taylor
Serial #: 226
Back/Sides: Macassar Ebony
Top: Sitka Spruce
Neck: Mahogany, 1 Piece
Headplate: Snakewood
Headstock Inlay: Builder Logo
Headstock Bindings: None
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings: Snakewood
Fret Markers: None
Frets to body: 14
Cutaway: Venetian
Bridge: Ebony
Pickguard: None
Body Bindings: Snakewood
Top Trim: Violin Lines
Back Strip:
Rosette: Herringbone
Tuners: Waverly, Gold with Snakewood Buttons,
Case: Hiscox
Pickup: None
Condition: New
Body Length: 19 1/4 in.
Upper Bout: 11 1/8 in.
Lower Bout: 15 1/8 in.
Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 1/4 in.
Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 in.
Scale Length: 24.88
Nut Width: 1 7/9
Strings Spacing: 2 1/4
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