Dowina Chardonnay Acoustic Guitar From the Vintage Series - First Impressions

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Dowina Chardonnay Acoustic Guitar From the Vintage Series - First Impressions

Unread post by Saul » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:07 pm

Just received a couple of beautiful acoustics from Slovakian guitar makers Dowina (pronounced Davina).

The first of these is the Chardonnay which is from their Vintage series and which I have briefly mentioned in other posts on the forum.
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Dowina Chardonnay
The Dowina Chardonnay is an all solid wood guitar:
  • Solid Dolomite Spruce top
  • Solid American Walnut back and sides
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Buffalo bone nut & saddle
  • Maple binding
  • Grover Machine Heads
  • Abalone fretboard inlays
  • Abalone detailing on bridge pins
  • Open Pore Finish
I will do a full review of this guitar later but suffice to say it is incredibly well made and plays beautifully. The attention to detail goes all the way to the bridge pins which have Abalone inlays on the top of each one :)

At a retail price of just €869/£771/$1084 it's a real bargain and I just don't know how they can do it for the price. I certainly would have no hesitation in buying one...I may in fact buy this one ;)
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Re: Dowina Chardonnay From the Vintage Series - First Impressions

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:22 pm

Beautiful craftsmanship and almost over the top specs. ((i))

Looking forward to hear how it plays and feels.

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Re: Dowina Chardonnay From the Vintage Series - First Impressions

Unread post by EXer » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:32 am

They call their 'VINTAGE SERIES'

SAUVIGNON
CHARDONNAY
CABERNET

Are we supposed to drink them? :mrgreen:
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Re: Dowina Chardonnay From the Vintage Series - First Impressions

Unread post by Saul » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:44 am

Well I'm always partial to a drop of Chardonnay so it works for me ;)
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Unread post by tux » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:48 am

When I read the subject I thought this thread was actually about a vintage wine... :roll:
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Re: Dowina Chardonnay From the Vintage Series - First Impressions

Unread post by Saul » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:17 pm

tux wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:48 am
When I read the subject I thought this thread was actually about a vintage wine... :roll:
:lol: Yes I can see why that might be. A little edit is called for I think!
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Re: Dowina Chardonnay Acoustic Guitar From the Vintage Series - First Impressions

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:37 pm

Hi Saul,
Both guitars look beautiful, and look to be of a good quality. Looking forward to your reviews.
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Re: Dowina Chardonnay Acoustic Guitar From the Vintage Series - First Impressions

Unread post by Saul » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:31 am

They are sending me another one soon, all solid from the Vintage range and following the same wine nomenclature this time being the 'Cabernet' D, the "d" standing for Dreadnaught.
  • Solid Canadian Cedar Top
  • Solid Rosewood back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard and Bridge
  • Buffalo Bone Nut & Saddle
  • Elixir BR-012 Strings
  • Open Pore Finish
Hopefully have this one next week.
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