Dowina Rustica GAC Acoustic Guitar

Dowina produce incredible hand crafted acoustic guitars. Using the best tone woods these guitars are wonderful to play and beautiful to look at.

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Dowina Rustica GAC Acoustic Guitar

Unread post by Saul » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:08 pm

This is the Dowina Rustica Grand Auditorium Cutaway from their Antique series.
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It is another beautifully crafted guitar with great attention to detail. Specs are as follows:
  • Solid Canadian Cedar Top
  • Layered Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Buffalo bone nut & saddle
  • Open Pore Finish
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Although the Rustica is not an all solid construction it does have a really nice Solid Canadian Cedar top and the back and sides of layered Sapele work well in this combination. I would easily put this guitar up against a Taylor, Seagull, Yamaha, Takamine or in fact any guitar in this price range. It's an absolute gem to play and with a retail price of just €429/£380/$534 it's incredible value for money.

Sapele which is used on the back and sides of this guitar often mistakenly referred to as African mahogany because it closely resembles the West African wood khaya, which is commercially known as African mahogany. Sapele is a highly sustainable, relatively fast-growing wood. Tonally, it does everything that mahogany does, with a little extra treble zing.

Cedar wood as used for the solid top of the Rustica GAC is less dense than spruce and this translates into a warmer sound. Sitka Spruce for example has a full dynamic range where cedar makes quieter tones louder.

Cedar does impose more of a ceiling on high volume levels when played aggressively...heavy strumming for example. Players with a lighter touch will sound wonderful on a cedar top guitar though and it is especially suited to finger style players where that lighter touch will be amplified a little more.

Cedar's color can range from lighter to darker.
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Re: Dowina Rustica GAC Acoustic Guitar

Unread post by Saul » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:26 am

Video for the Rustica. Slightly different spec to the one I originally posted about. There is also a new version available with Cedar top, mahogany back & sides, nato neck and ebony fingerboard. Specs were changed due to CITES regs as rosewood is now difficult to move from country to country.

The guitar in the video is still available from http://dv247.com and I think https://andertons.co.uk still have a few left.

Great guitar and one I definitely like having in my collection.

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Re: Dowina Rustica GAC Acoustic Guitar

Unread post by Buzzard » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:59 pm

Nice guitar, well played. ((i))

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Re: Dowina Rustica GAC Acoustic Guitar

Unread post by Saul » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:22 pm

Thanks Peter, much appreciated :)
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