I just received my new Bob Holo guitar from Michael and I wanted to share a few first impressions.
1. Volume -- when one sits behind a guitar and is amazed at the volume, you know its gonna be a cannon out front. This instrument just has gut-wrenching volume, though it never sacrifices tone. It really has the perfect combination. I think it could cut through an entire horn section with ease.
2. Tone -- Superb highs, singing and very "open" like its description..not too modern....very Selmer-esque and traditional to my ears at least...with some really cool natural reverb.
Bottom end is super tight and the mids are present and overall-well rounded. All in all, the tone of this guitar is truly fantastic. Without question, the volume, projection, and cutting power is all Busato; however, the tone has the complexity of the Selmer. Again, the best of both worlds really.
3. Fit and Finish -- wonderful overall...aesthetically the guitar is gorgeous...the cedar top is beautiful and back and sides are tastefully done.
4. Playability -- excellent feeling and playing instrument..extremely comfortable neck.
I would recommend anyone looking for a guitar to serioulsy consider a Holo if they can find one.