Instrument Details

Ralph Bown J Indian Rosewood/European Played By Renbourn, Carroll
SOLD
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Bown
Product Year
1994
Model
J
Serial #
119
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
576
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Rosewood - East Indian
Top
Spruce - European
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo & Torch
Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.38 in
String Spacing (mm)
60.3 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Ralph Bown is one of the top builders in the U.K. who's instruments are played by the likes of John Renbourn, Clive Carroll and Martin Simpson. Bown Guitars have long been a favorite of ours here at Dream Guitars since Martin Simpson showed us his years ago. We are proud to be the exclusive U.S. dealer for Bown Guitars but we don't get very many at all and most of those presell so we are thrilled to have a rare preowned Bown guitar for you and this one has some voice. It has Ralph's distinct treble strings that are full and vibrant and clear as a bell. This being a J size it has beautiful bass response that is not overpowering but is indeed powerful. The understated beauty is elegant and refined and the playability and condition are superb. These are very rare and very special, if you are after a unique voice that's inspiring and ear-catching.

We are honored to work with Ralph Bown as his U.S. dealer but we get very few instruments from him. Just one or two per year reach the states and most are reserved long before they arrive. Both of our 2007 guitar presold. So a preowned Bown is a rare item indeed and this one is just wonderful. Ralph's voice is unique, versatile and empowering. You can easily play everything from delta blues to the most beautiful Celtic air and be rewarding with passionate music. The J size is 16" at the lower bout giving you musical 'gears', you can push it hard or play gently and get a lot of tone either way. This guitar comes to us from the U.K. where it was treasured and kept beautifully by it's single owner.
 
This is one of those great sounding guitars that is perfectly designed for the player that likes a wide fingerboard and wide string spacing, but still likes a low profile neck. The feel and finish is that of a fine instrument.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.38 in
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
ROSEWOOD - EAST INDIAN

Ralph Bown is one of the top builders in the U.K. who's instruments are played by the likes of John Renbourn, Clive Carroll and Martin Simpson.
 

We are honored to work with Ralph Bown as his U.S. dealer but we get very few instruments from him.
 
This is one of those great sounding guitars that is perfectly designed for the player that likes a wide fingerboard and wide string spacing, but still likes a low profile neck. The feel and finish is that of a fine instrument.
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