The ancient spirit of wood

The ancient castle of Dowina – today’s Devin – is situated on the junction of the rivers Danube and Morava, between Bratislava (Slovakia) and Vienna (Austria). The 9th Century Latin (864 AD) Fulda Chronicle (Annales Fuldenses) says “Dowina – id est puella“. This translates as Dowina means a girl in ancient Slavonic language. Nowadays the castle ruins remind us of an era of great glory and are a luminous inspiration for sensitive artists. This magical place also gave birth to Dowina guitars. The guitars derive their name from this famous castle and its heritage.

Kauai Ukulele Flamed Maple Concerto

Als het aankomt op betaalbare ukeleles van hoge kwaliteit, zijn instrumenten van Kauai een geweldige optie. Het opvallende klankhout en mooie details worden weerspiegeld in het verfijnde, zachte en hartverwarmende klank-karakter van deze instrumenten.

If you are at all interested in the world of boutique gear the name 'Dumble' has probably popped up from time to time. His amps are highly desirable and very expensive to the point where they are pretty much impossible for most guitarists to buy even used.

Enter Van Weelden the biggest specialists on their circuits and a company who has learned how to capture that sound and even improve on it. Now that amazing tone has been taken an put into an all solid state pedal with the Van Weelden Royal Overdrive the only drive you will ever need.

This is not a clone however. See this pedal takes on all of the lessons available from the amps that have come before it and brings all of that to make something that has some tones you will recognize but with usability and versatility you have not heard before.

Affordable, unique guitars for a decent price.

Why a Small Jumbo?

The traditional Super Jumbo model, with its prominent lower bout and tight waist, is arguably the most versatile of all guitar models.

The heavy bass and strong trebles, its trademark sound, have inspired generations of musicians of all styles. Talking to these players in our shop, at shows, and many other occasions, the one thing that kept coming up was its size. For many, it's just too big. Besides, small instruments have been gaining in popularity for years. The question that invariably followed these observations was: 'Could you make it smaller?'


Well, here it is! Heeres Guitars, in close collaboration with B | s | m | r Guitars, have re-designed the Super Jumbo model to a manageable size, while preserving its tonal properties at a surprising volume. 

In a nicely paradoxical mood, we've named it Small Jumbo.


This guitar will give you the full bodied, big sound of its larger cousin, with all the characteristics today's guitarist appreciates so much. Only this time, you can get your arm around it!



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