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Dowina Guitars by Series

Antique Series (solid top)

Antique series is more then just substitution of Woody series. In the guitar construction, used materials are some subtile changes which will increase quality of tone, workmanship and playability. All models above Marus have ebony fingerboards. The model names have direct connection to rich antique history and to our Genius Loci.

Puella means Girl in old Latin language and is firstly recorded in Fulda Anals from 864 year as translation of old slavic word Dowina.

Marus is an antique name of river Morava located near our factory.

Rustica – the name is derived from an important archeological excavation of Roman homestead named Villa Rustica near our factory – 1st. century A.C.

Danubius is an antique name of river Danube.

Luna Silva (“Moon Forest” in Latin) the marking on the Ptolemaios map ( 1st.century A.C.) of nowadays Low Carpathians. Dowina reef is the first hill of these mountains.

A Series (solid top & back)

We presented this new series at the Musikmesse 2015. Why do these highly delicated and decorated guitars have solid top and solid back but laminated sides? According to my 35 years experience about acoustics, the guitar sides has minimal effect on sound quality. In addition they are more sensitive for cracking then other parts of guitars.

Alboraya is nicely decorated model of traditional Indian Rosewood back & sides, genuine African Mahogany neck and highly selected top – Sitka, Dolomiti spruce or Cedar according to your request. Alboraya is a part of Valencia City in Spain where I‘m often staying during my wood selection.

Arona is beautiful instrument with Pau Ferro back & sides – exotic Brazil rosewood family species with similar properties as Alboraya. Arona is small districts town in Tenerife Island (Spain). Nearby on the shore of the Atlantic is my second home where the best guitars were born .

Amber Road is our current flag ship. Front look is created of elegant black Ebony parts – headstock, fingerboard, bridge on which backgrounds shines the beauty of genuine Amber jewelry. Back side is designed as wonderfull combination of Indian Rosewood and flamed European Maple. Amber road is historical 4000 years old route – leading from Baltic sea to old Mediterranean civilisations like Egypt, Greece and Roman Empire. It led down the valley of the Morava river just nearby our factory.

— S.P. Marinov

Vintage Series (all solid)

Vintage guitars are for those who appreciate a superior guitar sound, just as a connoisseur appreciates superior wine. They are individually created with the application of the same construction philosophy applied to a master violin. Among other secrets this means:

– Superior tonewood selection – Individual graduation of the thickness of the top in specific areas to allow the top to flex more near the edges, and hence, gain more of a deep, fundamental tone.

– Discrete bracing design matched to the top’s characteristics.

– Tops are individually finally tuned to basic harmonic tones in optimal tonal scale range.

– Each instrument is individually crafted for professional application by one of our master luthiers.



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