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 Antique Series features personally selected tops, laminate back & sides and finished by craftsmen and women in Slovakia in a wide variety of materials, perfect for daily playing and practising with optimal price / quality ratio yet guaranteeing an unexpected level of sound quality & projection.
Solid higher grade Canadian Cedar top with laminate unstained African Sapele back & sides, a simple black & white binding and beautiful contrasting rosette gives the Vectis a tastefully restrained design but with a mighty sound. The Vectis tops are selected from the very best Cedar usually reserved for the Pantheon Series all solid models. This one is built to the Grand Auditorium body shape.