Bromander Guitars / B-Dreadnought / Guitar For Sale
This is my interpretation of a dreadnought. The guitar form was first launched by C.F Martin during the interwar period with the aim of increasing the volume in relation to the small guitars built so far. The orchestras had become bigger and louder. If the guitar was to be heard, more air would have to move. It is a standard instrument in Bluegrass and Country music.
Body length: 507 mm
Waist: 270 mm
Upper bout: 290 mm
Lower bout: 396 mm
Scale length: 650 mm
Neck to body: 14th fret
Choose your favorite
Every guitar I build becomes completely unique, both tonally and aesthetically. If you order an instrument from me, you yourself have the opportunity to influence the guitar’s characteristics in terms of choice of wood, decorations and neck profile. I always use the best possible materials for my instruments.
Whatever model you choose, my ambition is to build a well-balanced instrument that provides a clear answer to what you as a guitarist want to achieve.
The basic price for a guitar is SEK 33,000.
For additional options, the list below provides guidance.
This is included in the basic price
If you order a guitar in the standard version, you are faced with a wide range of choices. Different types of wood help to give the guitar its special tone and aesthetics. Based on your ideals, we discuss ourselves to the best possible solution.
Top: Sitka Spruce, European Alpine Spruce or Red Cedar
Backs and sides East Indian Rosewood, maple or mahogany
Neck: Mahogany, Maple or Red Cedar
Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood or Ebony
Tuning machines: Gotoh
If you want to add something extra to your guitar, there is always the option to accommodate it. Usually the options are associated with an extra cost, but this does not apply if you want hard wax oil instead of French polish.
Cutaway (1000 SEK)
Extra inlays / decorations (depends on your choice)
True Temperament (5 000 SEK)
Thermally aged top (500 SEK)
5200 years old black oak for fretboard (1500 SEK)
Case (price depends on your choice)
Finish: French Polish
You have the opportunity to make your own mark on the guitar you order. I offer both Venetian and Florentine cutaway on all models. You can also get a fretboard with True Temperament, which gives an absolutely perfect pitch. Maybe you have some kind of wood that has grown in your garden. It can turn into bridge, fretboard or decorations. Personal inlays in the fretboard is also possible. However, there is a limit to everything. As a builder, I should be able to stand for every part of the guitar. A decoration or wood choice that negatively affects sound, aesthetics or structure will not be questioned. But everything can be discussed.
Bromander Handcrafted Guitars, Sweden
I have devoted myself to music and wood craft for as long as I can remember. Guitar was an obvious choice. I turned to fingerstyle and acoustic blues in my young teens. My craft springs from the traditional Swedish slojd, where the properties of the wood form the basis of what will be the final product. Through this experience I have found my way to read what kind of sounds the wood will produce.All the senses are in the process. The vision is obvious, but just as much hearing, touch, smell and even to some extent taste. All this combines with what I know about guitar making, as I learned from others and from my own mistakes.Once I decided to build my first guitar, I contacted instrument maker Andras Novak.
“Some people close to me would say that I became obsessed. They are probably right. I searched for everything that I could find about guitar construction.”I hung around in his workshop one day a month and learned a lot about the various parts of the construction, not least what tools were missing from my own workshop, so that I could equip one to build my own guitars. I got that for myself very quickly and after a while I realized that this particular craft was what I had been looking for all my life. Some people close to me would say that I became obsessed. They are probably right. I searched for everything that I could find about guitar construction.
After my time with Novak I took myself to Lewes in England. There was Richard Osborne who taught guitar building courses. His sense of detail gave me a deep understanding that all parts of an instrument must work together for it to be really good. Most people can learn to build a simple guitar, but not a really good one.After my time in Lewes I have built a number of guitars and developed the four models that are now in the “family”.I now build only a few guitars each year, which means I can give each instrument the time and accuracy it needs to become really good. An instrument that makes you as a guitarist want to play more and more. As Ian Carr said: it makes you wanna play!