From Bob Gramann: "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."
#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. 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."