Ralph Bown - Guitar Maker

8 Gillamoor Avenue
YO31 0QE 
England , UK

01904 415975


Ralph now has a new website on

I'm the proud owner of a Bown OM - made for me in 1991. It's a beautiful little guitar with a big, big voice - European Spruce front and Amazon Rosewood back/sides.  You can see and hear it on http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/~afm/music/the_man/.

This is only one of my musical personalities - but it's the most recorded one!

Here also is an interview with Ralph for Guitar International magazine, 1991 - slightly out of date, but it tells you quite a bit about Ralph's attitude to guitar-making.