Stefan Hahl 2008 Gitano Oval Hole Guitar (Indian Rosewood Back and Sides) with Hardshell Case ***SOL
This 2008 Gitano by Stefan Hahl represents the ultimate in
contemporary Selmer guitar design. Most builders today obsessively try
to replicate the design and building techniques of "golden era" guitars
like the original Selmers, Busatos, and later Favinos. Hahl has dared
to be different by using the Selmer design, which he has studied
extensively, as a starting point for something new and unique. His
guitars characteristically combine the complexity, warmth, and
listenability of archtops and flatops with the punch and clarity of
Selmers. The real genius of his work is that he has succeeded in making
a contemporary, sophisticated sounding Gypsy guitar without loosing the
essence of the Selmer sound. Others have tried to make such a guitar,
but the end result is that warmth and complexity are traded for clarity
and punch, which results in a very muted and dull sounding guitar. Not
so with Hahl. His guitars produce notes with a rounded, satisfying tone
but are still springy enough to shoot out of the instrument in volume
Hahl's work has been well received by the very finest Gypsy guitarists
today. Most notably, by Bireli Lagrene who owns three Hahl guitars and
has used them on most of his recent recordings. check out: Move
the Way You Are
Bi or Not to Bi
, and Live
Gypsy legends Dorado Schmitt and Hono Winterstein also play Hahl
This Gitano model features Indian Rosewood back and sides and a spruce
top. The top has some Bear claw which gives the guitar some character.
It is the loudest of the all the Hahl's I have!
One of Hahl's innovations is the use of a bone saddle. He includes
several saddles of different heights which allow you to easily change
the action on your guitar. Ingenious!
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