This is Bob's Modele Nouveau which is played by Alfonso Ponticelli and Mathieu Chatelain.
The body is standard Selmer size (15 3/4") and the scale is 670mm.
This guitar is impossibly light at 3.8lbs! Most Duponts are around 4lbs, Dell Artes around 4.5 lbs.The top is made from aged sitka spruce, back and sides are highly figured rosewood. The neck is made of walnut and features a Busato style rosewood spline. Additionally, Bob added a rosewood heel cap. Nice, touch! The first I've seen on one of his guitars. 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.
As you'd expect, this guitar possesses "wow factor" galore! Bob's guitars are known for their prodigious volume and this guitar is no exception. It barks like the legendary Gypsy guitars of yore! Tonally, this guitar's most prominent feature is its gutsy, full mid range. Chords are unusually thick, yet have an aggressive "kick" to them. The highs are rounded and warm, producing satisfying single note lines and the bass register is full, yet not muddy or overbearing. There is a nice amount of "openness" to the sound that adds an interesting complexity to the tone. A finely balanced guitar that is perfect for someone who desires an instrument that can produce "campfire" level single note projection yet is not overly bright or harsh.
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|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||3 3/4"|
|Back and Sides||Rosewood|
|Neck||Walnut with Rosewood Spline|
|Tuners||Schaller Gold (Closed)|
|Case||Superior Deluxe Black|