Instrument Details

1994 Bown Parlor All Koa

Regular Price: $8,495

Special Price $7,205 $6,995

Discounted! $1500 Off!
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Bown
Product Year
1994
Model
Parlor
Serial #
122
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2768
Condition
Excellent. Very light wear on first few frets. Two hairline stress cracks at base of neck from shipping, repaired.
Body Type(s)
Small, 0/Parlor
Back & Sides
Koa
Top
Koa
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Wood and Herringbone
Top Trim
Rope Style
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Bronze with Amber Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
Passive
Body Length
19.25 in
Upper Bout
10 in
Lower Bout
13.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.2 in
Scale Length (mm)
640.08 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.15 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Koa, Koa, Koa! This beautiful 1994 Ralph Bown Parlor guitar features a Koa back, sides, and top and an incredibly punchy, balanced, singing tone. Mahogany neck and Ebony fretboard deliver the standard in superb action all the way up the neck. Originally owned by Martin Simpson, and his then wife, Jessica Simpson. Ralph Bown builds for Clive Carroll, John Renbourn, Martin Simpson and many other UK greats. This guitar is a treat to look at (and play) and is very hard to put down. Sweet in every way.

Check out this video of Clive Carroll performing an Elizabethan lute tune, "Preludium" here: www.youtube.com/watch

I first met this guitar in the late 90s when I was staying with Martin and Jessica Simpson in New Orleans. I remember first seeing it's beautiful Koa and enjoying playing it with them. It's a real gem from one of England's very best, Ralph Bown who's guitars are played by the best, Martin Simpson, John Renbourn and Clive Carroll. Pretty good list of players...
 
A real gem, this little koa guitar has lots of charisma and charm with a illustrious history to go with it. I really enjoyed it. This is a fun guitar to play and it's beautiful to look at. It's been kept in really great condition.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.2 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS KOA,
KOA

Koa, Koa, Koa! This beautiful 1994 Ralph Bown Parlor guitar features a Koa back, sides, and top and an incredibly punchy, balanced, singing tone.
 

I first met this guitar in the late 90s when I was staying with Martin and Jessica Simpson in New Orleans. I remember first seeing it's beautiful Koa and enjoying playing it with them.
 
A real gem, this little koa guitar has lots of charisma and charm with a illustrious history to go with it. I really enjoyed it.
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