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Dowina Vintage Series Cabernet GAC (Swiss Spruce & Indian Rosewood)


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Delivery and Shipping

All instruments are passed through our workshop prior to shipping.

This includes a 25 point Q.C. check and setup to your spesifcation.

This means it can take anything up to 2 weeks to recieve your instrument from date of purchase.

All shipping is done via Royal Mail & Parcelforce. Tracking is provided once shipped.

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GAC stands for Grand Auditorium Cutaway. This is Dowinas take on the traditional and ever-popular Grand Auditorium body shape. It's a similar size bottom bout to a dreadnaught but with a tighter waist meaning it sits lower down on the leg making it more comfortable to reach over the body. It digs in a lot less in the chest than a traditional dreadnaught but still carries the amazing voice and volume of a dreadnaught. It's a great alternative with comfort in mind. As I always say 'comfort is king'. The more comfortable the guitar the more you'll tend to pick it up. 

The Swiss Spruce top is an incredible wood that is grown at altitude making the grain structure far tighter than other Spruces which in turn makes it far more resonant with incredible sustain and harmonic content. 

Indian Rosewood is the industry's go-to these days as a replacement for the sought-after Brazilian Rosewood. Indian Rosewood is extremely well balanced with a subtle low end and lush top end that carries wonderful sustain. Dowina uses only the best Indian Rosewood in their builds making sure each one has not only beauty but incredible tonality in mind. 

Finished in an open pore finish which gives the guitar a truly organic feel. Letting the wood be the wood.  

What Dowina say

"Indian Rosewood is a well-known tone-wood for its balanced acoustic quality, beautiful structure, and full colour which makes Cabernet a guitar that fulfils the high expectations of its owner. The colourful design of the rosette and herringbone purfling is recognizable from a distance. "

Handmade in Slovakia


Our Thoughts



  • Top: Swiss Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
  • Finish: Open pore
  • Purfling: Ebony/Maple/Ebony
  • Binding: Flame Maple
  • Rosette: Multi-coloured Cabernet with Ebony/Maple lines


  • Material: Khaya Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Scale Length: 648mm
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Nut: Bone
  • Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dots
  • Nut Width: 45mm


  • Tuners: Grover
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Pickguard: Transparent