Instrument Details

1995 Bown Baritone, Brazilian Rosewood/European Spruce

Regular Price: $8,755

Special Price (Sale) $8,240

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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Bown, Ralph
Product Year
1995
Model
Baritone D Series
Serial #
135
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2136
Condition
Some pick marks on top. Finish lift at pickup jack, marks. Small splash of CA glue or similar at treble side, lower bout, fully stable. Some fret wear.
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ, Baritone
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - European
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Marquetry
Top Trim
Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Diamonds
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold with Black Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
Highlander IP-1 Undersaddle
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.375 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
4.375 in
Scale Length
28.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
648 mm
Nut Width
1.813 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.375 in
String Spacing (mm)
60.3 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.84 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.875 in
Weight
4 lb. 15 oz.
Case
Original - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Here we’ve landed a true gem! What better way to explore a whole new kind of flattop experience than a Baritone, especially one built by the one and only Ralph Bown? This beauty comes to us from 1995, so has had a few decades of music under its belt and it’s wide awake. 28.5” scale means massive power, yet the setup remains easy on the hands. Richly colored Brazilian Rosewood back and sides pairs up with European Spruce on top, plus MOP diamond position markers for a touch of classic class. A Highlander IP-1 pickup carries all this powerhouse tone faithfully onto the stage, and a strap button at the center of the heel means you can strap in and save your back a bit to boot.
Ready for this Bown Baritone to take you to new heights (lengths)?


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I know this guitar well. I sold it many years ago to a great client who loved it. When I first met Martin Simpson before starting Dream Guitars he had one of Ralph's baritone guitars and it still captivates my memory today. These are very hard to find in the United States since Ralph builds in England and does not make many instruments. So very few make it over here to our shores. I'm delighted to share this one with you.
 
Baritones are a such a sweet way to expand your repertoire—this one from Ralph Bown makes for an effortless player, and has so much growl and power to offer.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 28.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.813 in
STRING SPACING 2.375 in
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Here we’ve landed a true gem! What better way to explore a whole new kind of flattop experience than a Baritone, especially one built by the one and only Ralph Bown?
 

I know this guitar well. I sold it many years ago to a great client who loved it.
 
Baritones are a such a sweet way to expand your repertoire—this one from Ralph Bown makes for an effortless player, and has so much growl and power to offer.
 
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