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Rowan Guitar

Rowan Parlour Style Guitar by Colin Keefe

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  • Overview
  • Specification
The idea for the Rowan guitar came from a discussion with Peter Rowan, the bluegrass singer/guitarist. A smaller bodied guitar, easy to hold and play with a 12 fret neck/body join. This puts the bridge in the middle of the lower bout, regarded by many as the best place for tone and projection. Peter's idea was to have the deepest part of the body directly under the bridge, also to aid projection. The Rowan has a good balance string to string, is a very powerful finger picker, a good flat picker good for blues or classical pieces.
Each Acoustic Instrument can be made to customers own specifications, from the choice of woods throughout to the scale length, camber and fingerboard size. Along with this a choice of purfling, binding, rosette and inlays can also be offered.

Model Shown

Soundboard: Western Red Cedar Back & Sides: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Bridge: Indian Rosewood Head Veneer & Bindings: Indian Rosewood
Purfling: Black/White fibre Finish: Gloss lacquer
The standard Rowan can come with Spruce sound board instead of Cedar
and Maple/Walnut/Indian Rosewood back & sides instead of Mahogany.
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