Dowina Guitars, based in Bratislava, Slovakia are a family based business that support sustainability from source. They are a small but friendly team with a passion for making hand crafted guitars. We were very proud to be able to visit the Dowina workshop in late 2019 to meet the team and absorb their company ethos, of which making wood 'shine' is their absolute goal. Dowina's designs are humble and organic, and their method of building the guitar to the wood chosen results in each instrument truly becoming a unique work of art.
The Pantheon Series are all handmade in Slovakia by the Dowina team, created with the same design philosophy as master violin work. Fully solid wood combined with superior tonewood selection – individual gradation of thickness of the top in specific areas to allow more flex near the edges hence gaining a deeper and more detailed tone. Each top has discrete bracing to tonally match its characteristics and each top is individually fine tuned to basic harmonic tones
What makes the Sol really special is the personally selected American Walnut used for its back and sides. The irregular structure and colour scale of this wood makes each of these guitars look unique and special, while its acoustic qualities make the Chardonnay great for any occasion. This specific guitar is built with the parlour sized Bona Vida body shape and features a Sitka Spruce top. A one piece mahogany neck, ebony bridge & fingerboard and open pore finish complete the look resulting in stunning instrument.