2011 Holo Modele Castelluccia 2011 Holo Modele Castelluccia Holo This guitar is Bob's tribute to the legendary Franco-Sicilian luthier Jacques Castelluccia. This wonderful three brace design is very similar to Dorado Schmitt's guitar! Arts & Entertainment bob-holo-2011-castelluccia Castelluccia View Offer DjangoBooks.com

2011 Holo Modele Castelluccia

2011 Holo Modele Castelluccia
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, Stephane Wrembel, 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 Modele Castelluccia which is based on the Jacques Castelluccia guitar played by Dorado Schmitt (you can see it in the famous Bireli Lagrene DVD Live a Vienne) as well as a similar Castelluccia we had in the shop last year.

The body is smaller than a Selmer: (15 1/2") and the scale is 670mm. 

The top is made from aged redwood, back and sides are Honduran mahogany. The neck is made of walnut and features a Busato style rosewood spline. 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 soundboard features an unusual three brace design that Castelluccia perfected.

The Rosewood bridge is a new compensated design....looks really cool and does a great job intonating the guitar.

Tonally, this guitar is bright and crisp with singing highs that will allow your lead lines to float above even the most overbearing accompanist. Single note passages are clear and precise with just a touch of natural reverb for added interest and complexity. These qualities are notoriously difficult to achieve in D hole guitars which are prone to excessive bassiness, wetness, and lack of highs. Surprisingly, this instrument suffers none of those faults.

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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