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Bob Holo 2010 D Hole (Rosewood Back and Sides) with Hardshell Case

Bob Holo 2010 D Hole (Rosewood Back and Sides) with Hardshell Case
Bob Holo 2010 D Hole (Rosewood Back and Sides) with Hardshell Case
Bob Holo 2010 D Hole (Rosewood Back and Sides) with Hardshell Case
Bob Holo 2010 D Hole (Rosewood Back and Sides) with Hardshell Case
Bob Holo 2010 D Hole (Rosewood Back and Sides) with Hardshell Case
Bob has made a name for himself over the last few years as an aficionado of the Franco-Italian guitar designs of Selmer, Maccaferri, Busato, Favino, etc. He spent years studying vintage Selmer style guitars including nearly every Selmer, Favino, and Busato that has come through our shop. He has taken on the challenge of making new guitars that have the elusive and ineffable qualities heard in the very best vintage Selmer type guitars. Few will doubt he has been incredibly successful in his quest, as his guitars are now in the hands of many of today's leading players: Rocky Gresset, Mathieu Chatelain, Neil Andersson, Alfonso Ponticelli, etc. Bob has essentially been a "luthier for the stars" these past few years...but now you can take home one of these gems yourself!

This is Bob's first and only D hole. The body is standard Selmer size (15 3/4") and the scale is 670mm. However, the bracing is more akin to that of Busatos and Favinos.

This guitar is impossibly light at 3.4lbs! Most Duponts are around 4lbs, Dell Artes around 4.5 lbs.

The top is heat treated Carpathian spruce (same Romanian spruce that Selmer used), back and sides are East Indian Rosewood. The  neck is made from a single piece of Walnut. There is no truss rod, but the neck is reinforced with carbon strips which will keep it eternally straight. The fingerboard is made of Rosewood.

The sound of this guitar is nothing short of spectacular! As you would expect, the D hole thickens the low mids and bass. But not to the point that the guitar sounds muddy and dull, which is the downfall of so many D hole guitars. Instead, the the low end is "tight" and focused with a surly but appealing "growl." The tone is topped off with some high end sparkle that really makes the leads sing. And like all of Bob's guitars, it projects beautifully with minimal force.


All in all,  a fabulous guitar for a price far below what most luthiers charge for fine work like this.

This is the CASH price...add 3% (4% for International orders) if you'd like to pay with a credit card

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