Choosing The Right Body: Rozawood Body Guide

Body Shapes

 

LADY (L)

 
   

Our smallest guitar we have in our production line. With its small body and shorter scale this instrument is suitable for those players they are of a smaller growth - women or children. Even though our Lady is a small guitar she has, however, surprisingly powerful sound with a very warm and sweet tone. It is a result of very carefully selected tonewoods used for this instrument as well the modified scalloped X bracings used for the soundboard. That's why this instrument can be used also for professional performancing for renaissance musicians or folk singers. It is also a good choice for songwriters or music composers to be their small friend that helps with their job.

 

  

  

 

 

Body Length Body Width Body Depth Scale

48 cm

187/8"

32 cm

1219/32"

9 – 11,5 cm

39/16" - 417/32"

631 mm

2427/32"

 

00 (00)

 
   

This 12-fret body shape is a typical representative of popular smaller-body guitars. With its typical dimensions used also by other builders, but upgraded by our double-X bracing specially adapted for this small body, this guitar produces full, rich and perfectly ballanced sound.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body Length Body Width Body Depth Scale

49,8 cm

195/8"

35,9 cm

141/8"

8,5 – 10,3 cm

33/8" - 41/16"

631 mm

2427/32"

 

000 12-fret (000-12)

 
   

A typical 12-fret guitar which was very popular before the introduction of the Dreadnought. This guitar has an incredibly full and warm sound with great bass response, strong mid-tones and clear trebles.

 

  

  

 

 

 

Body Length Body Width Body Depth Scale

52 cm

209/16"

38,1 cm

15"

8,5 – 11,5 cm

33/8" - 417/32"

644 mm

2511/32"

 

000 14-fret (000-14)

 
   

We changed the shape of this pular body to satisfy still rising popularity of slope-shoulder guitars. While our BLUES body is visually closer to Martin's 000 14-fret (OM) bodyshape, our 000 14-fret body is slightly longer, has the same width at lower bout, but not so tightened centre and narrower upper bout. This body shape suits perfectly especially for fingerpicking.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body Length Body Width Body Depth Scale

49,8 cm

195/8"

38,1 cm

15"

9 – 11,5 cm

39/16" - 417/32"

644 mm

2511/32"

 

BLUES (B)

 
   

The best choice for all players they prefer well balanced tone with clear trebles and soft bass response. This body shape is similar to standard OM size, but has slightly bigger lower part and deeper body that gives to this guitar stronger sound and more concrete tone. As this kind of guitar is very popular still we decided to produce it in ROZAWOOD as well. It is suitable for fingerpicking playing styles like blues, folk, country & western swing etc.

 

  

 

 

 

 

Body Length Body Width Body Depth Scale

49,5 cm

191/2"

39 cm

153/8"

9 – 11,5 cm

39/16" - 417/32"

644 mm

2511/32"

 

DREADNOUGHT (D)

 
   

One of the most popular guitar shapes that can be ever found. We in ROZAWOOD couldn't even imagine to do not have it in our production line too. This instrument is the best choice for all players playing bluegrass or country music or similar music styles where the strong "booming" sound of the Dreadnought seems to be the goal either for lead or rhythm playing. As there is a lot of producers of good Dreadnoughts with a standard sound, we tried to add more brightness to this kind of guitar to bring an advantage to all players they are searching for more "shooting" trebles for their lead playing. We redesigned the bracing to a unique combination of scalloped and tapered bracing system and as the result we received a guitar with strong bass response, straight mid-range tones and powerful trebles. We believe that our ROZAWOOD Dreadnought guitar will be the choice for all modern bluegrass players but also for those playing new acoustic music etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Body Length Body Width Body Depth Scale

50,8 cm

20"

40 cm

153/4"

10 – 12,5 cm

315/16" - 415/16"

644 mm

2511/32"

 

SMART (S)

 
   

This guitar shape was designed in ROZAWOOD to bring an option for all those players they prefer strong and powerful well-balanced tone of the guitar, but the sound of the Dreadnought is too much bass. We redesigned the standard X bracing system to this different body shape and made the body depth a little less deep than is the standard on big bodied instruments. It is possible to say that new Grand Auditorium guitar was born and this will be the great choice for either performances or studios recording and suitable for all kind of music.

 

 

 

 

 

Body Length Body Width Body Depth Scale

51,2 cm

205/32"

41 cm

161/8"

9 – 11,5 cm

39/16" - 417/32"

644 mm

2511/32"

 

RETRO (R)

 
   

We recreated an instrument, which was very successful in the past. It is possible to say that the roots of this guitar are somewhere between Gibson's Advanced Jumbo and J-50. We used, however, new bracing system we developed for this kind of guitar and as an option we produce this instrument also with slotted peghead, which gives a very special feature to this guitar. Our ROZAWOOD Retro has very powerful sound with deep bass and bright trebles and very concrete mid-range tones. That's why it should be very good option for classical rock and roll singers or big beat, hillbilly or country players.

 

 

 

 

 

Body Length Body Width Body Depth Scale

52,2 cm

209/16"

40,7 cm

16"

10 – 12,5 cm

315/16" - 415/16"

644 mm

2511/32"

 

GRAND AUDITORIUM (GA)

 
   

A guitar which is called also a Jumbo due to its big body; our GA is, however, is shaped so nicely that the body doesn’t look as big as it really is; an unbelievable, great and perfectly balanced sound.

  

 

 

 

Body Length Body Width Body Depth Scale

51,5 cm

209/32"

41 cm

161/8"

10 – 12,5 cm

315/16" - 415/16"

644 mm

2511/32"

 

JUMBO (J)

 
   

The biggest guitar we have in our ROZAWOOD production line. We have been searching for a jumbo kind guitar for a long time but finally we decided to develop absolutely new shape for the Jumbo guitar you can even find. This guitar was specially designed for great robust sound with as colourful tone as possible. That's why we developed not only a shape, but also changed the bracing system of the soundboard, that is formed with a plenty of braces in something like spider net with the center of it under the bridge. This system brings not only enough bass response but also good mid-range trebles clarity to the tone of this guitar that, we believe, will be great performance instrument.

  

 

 

 

Body Length Body Width Body Depth Scale

52 cm

2015/32"

43 cm

1615/16"

10 – 12,5 cm

315/16" - 415/16"

644 mm

2511/32"