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Gramann Dread Maury Dreadnought Guitar #66
From Bob Gramann: "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."
#66 is a true dreadnaught in size and shape. Sapele back and sides. Sitka top. It sounds like Mahogany, but with more sustain. This one has a good, strong dreadnaught sound. Hard case included.
Bob Gramann is a respected luthier throughout the midatlantic region. Based in Fredericksburg, VA, he has been building guitars since 1992 and has been a player for over 40 years.
Built with the fingerpicker in mind, each of these instruments sings louder than than its size. The top braces on all are scalloped and the bridges are carved to be light to allow the top to respond quickly to both high and low notes. The saddles are tall allowing easy picking and a strong response to a soft touch. The models are named after rivers in Virginia.
Bob says "Most important is achieving such a rich, full sound that it is loud enough for performances without amplification. Amazingly, even tiny adjustments can enhance both tone and volume, producing a responsive instrument that feels good to play. Building these "live" guitars has become almost an obsession. Any idea for a new feature or an improvement means I have to build a guitar to try it out. I build only a few instruments each year, so I have always tried to build something I would want to play. So far, I feel successful. And, I feel honored by the great players that have bought my instruments."