2013 Holo Modele Nouveau 2013 Holo Modele Nouveau Holo The latest from the workshop of the illustrious Bob Holo. Features a gorgeous cedar top and stunning Ceylon Satinwood back and sides! Arts & Entertainment bob-holo-2013-noveau Nouveau 5.0 1
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The guitar arrived just in time for a big gig tomorrow. After playing it all day long I can honestly say that at times it sounds like a human voice. I plan to spend many hours (years) playing this guitar, not only to dodge yard work, but to try to perfect a technique that can only be accomplished with a guitar of this quality and sound. All my friends and family will be at the gig tomorrow. I am too old to show off, but I can certainly share the music with the people who enjoy this style and...
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2013 Holo Modele Nouveau

2013 Holo Modele Nouveau
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, Antoine Boyer, 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 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 3.6lbs! Most Duponts are around 4lbs, Dell Artes around 4.5 lbs.

The top is made from aged cedar, back and sides are made of highly figured Ceylon Satinwood, and the neck is black walnut with 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 interior is laquered in the tradition of the original Selmers. The sides have two bound seams, one in the typical place around the endpin. Bob also bound another seam right on the bend of the cutaway which is a nice touch!

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

The sound of this particular Nouveau is wonderfully open and complex, with crisp singing highs and a tight, clear bass register. Beautifully balanced, this superlative instrument is equally well suited for both lead and rhythm playing. It possess impressive projection that rivals the best, seasoned vintage instruments.


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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Guitar Specs
Brand Holo
Year 2013
Model Number Nouveau
Serial Number #61
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition New
Size 15 3/4"
Scale Length 670mm
Nut Width 1 3/4"
Body Depth 3 5/8"
Top Cedar
Back and Sides Ceylon Satinwood
Neck Walnut with Rosewood Spline
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Rosewood
Finish Gloss Lacquer
Tailpiece DR Gold
Tuners Schaller Classic Deluxe (Gold)
Action 3mm
Strings Argentine 1510MF
Case Superior Deluxe Brown
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod None
Weight 4 lbs

Reviews and Ratings

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Quality
Value

Holo

Pros: Sound, looks, quality.

Cons: Not a con but the twitter tweet got me the guitar

The guitar arrived just in time for a big gig tomorrow. After playing it all day long I can honestly say that at times it sounds like a human voice. I plan to spend many hours (years) playing this guitar, not only to dodge yard work, but to try to perfect a technique that can only be accomplished with a guitar of this quality and sound. All my friends and family will be at the gig tomorrow. I am too old to show off, but I can certainly share the music with the people who enjoy this style and those who have never experienced GJ. Thanks to Bob and Michael for providing beautiful quality instruments to enthusiasts like me. By the way, there are two Holos in our quartet now!

Submitted by: Snakebite on 06/29/2013 08:54:50 PM

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