DOWINA Rustica Classical
A subtle design and 4 shapes to choose from make the Rustica one of the most popular guitars in Antique series. A high-quality solid cedar top delivers a robust and strong sound. This Dowina Rustica Classical Version is in the Grand auditorium Shape.
The Dowina Classical Antique series
Is more than just a substitution of the Woody series. There are subtle changes in the construction and the materials which increase the tone quality, workmanship and playability. And most of all, the personal selection of the top plates guarantees an unexpected sound quality and projection.
The model names have a direct connection to a rich antique history and to our Genius Loci.
Rustica - the name is derived from an important archeological excavation of a Roman homestead named Villa Rustica near our factory – 1st. century AD.
It all starts with the selection of the materials used. Of crucial importance for guitar sound is the acoustic quality of the top plate and bracings, requiring superb stiffness with little weight. As a standard we utilize either selected Sitka or Cedar from Alaska / West Coast USA. Furthermore we use selected Spruce from the Dolomite Alps – Val di Fiemme, Italy. Among other superior features it has an extraordinary acoustic ratio “A”.
Each guitar is unique and takes many hours of master crafting before it became state of the art between handcrafted guitars, With final quality control we can give our promise that each one of our Dowina guitars will play beautifully and easily. It is an instrument from musician to a musician, form friend to a friend…
Our history started in 1979 in Devin Village with the creation of a violin workshop overlooking the castle. Afterwards came the concept of unique guitars, inspired by the violin maker’s know-how, experiences and intuition, each one perfect and individual. As from 2010 we are moved to our larger property in Devinska Nova Ves, encompassing a production center, warehouse, custom shop and administration.