Every Dowina is hand made and the Mahogany model has been made for me using one of their standard models as my initial inspiration - So exclusively produced for Richards Guitars customers.
Upgrades to their baseline model include...
Grover machine heads with black tuners - instead of unbranded chrome design
Stunning abalone & rosewood soundhole rosette
Figured Ebony heal cap which is so luxurious and compliments the mahogany beautifully
Discrete Abalone dot markers
Solid Kaya Mahogany back and sides instead of Sapele
The guitar also features
Select solid Canadian Cedar top
Ebony bridge & fingerboard
If you look at just the specification itself then the price seems pretty fantastic - especially compared to mass produced Taylors & Martin that feature laminated back and sides at this price - but when you realize this guitar is genuinely hand made in a small European workshop (Slovakia) run by a small team of dedicated luthiers - who tap tune the tops - who produce every guitar in the most traditional methods then you would begin to scratch your head and wonder how on Earth it's possible.
But it doesn't end there. The thought that goes into every guitar - the selecting of the woods used so each piece of wood they use blends aesthetically with the next is something you could never expect to happen on a guitar of this price
The fact the luthiers make notes of the natural acoustic resonance of the top (before its even attached to the guitar) so they can build the guitar using bracing that is suitable is another aspect that belies belief. This is custom shop work at its finest (A lovely touch is you can see the note the top is tuned to written in pencil on the bracing along with the name of the luthier who selected the top - so wonderful)
Then - look at the photos I have taken - the attention to detail in the build is jaw dropping.
Finally - the sound. Ohhhh my..... beautiful sustain - warm but defined tone. This is a master class instrument
YET ..... £899? Really? Well I don't believe they will be in 5 years time but for now yes!
I cannot cover enough superlatives to sum up how I feel about this wonderful guitar brand and the Pomona is my personal recommendation for anyone wanting a true custom shop instrument at the cheapest price you will ever find.
You know what they say - the best things are always the hardest to find and that is definitely the case with Dowina!
We provide the most comprehensive pre and post sale service in the industry with a combined value of over 100 GBP
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This service consists of:
* Completely taylored / personalised setup service ensuring your guitar plays to your personal playing requirements.
* Unique level of quality control ensuring you cannot receive a poor quality / standard of guitar fit & finish.
* 6 & 12 month check & reset if you wish to take advantage and live close enough to visit.
Please be assured that this service is like no other with over 1 hour spent on every guitar before sale
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Dowina guitars have fast become a great love of mine. After receiving my first email from Stan - the man behind Dowina guitars - I knew this was going to be exciting! His passion for his craft and desire to share this with me demonstrated this was a man who I was going to get on with!
Dowina guitars are hand made in Slovakia. An incredible back story and proof that the greatest things are rarely easy to find. Who has heard of Dowina? I hadn't!
Yet - From £699 you can buy the most extraordinary hand made acoustic which sounds wonderful, plays beautifully and has all the trademarks of a £3000 Lowden for a quarter of the price? Can this be for real?
Watch my video and see if you agree?