Rino van Hooijdonk, Cathedral Model Nr. 17 (standard Selmer dimensions)
Whole body is laminated walnut. Neck is walnut. Fretboard as well as the bridge are ebony.
This guitar has a traditional chunky neck, and has recently been refretted.
It comes with Schaller deluxe tuners, has been set up with comfortable action.
It has an explosive response, a resonant and direct punch, plus powerful projection.
Full rich bass and cutting highs. strumming a chord feels like firing a canon.
You'll always be heard in an accoustic jam situation!
Rino's guitars are known for their power and 'old school' sound, and this one is a great example of his work. The finish details are a bit on the raw side. There are plenty of luthiers making guitars that have perfect finish and smooth cosmetics that don't have half the volume and punch of this guitar.
These guitars start at €2500,-
It's unlikely to find another handmade instrument with these qualities under €2000,-
Price €1900,- incl.HSC excl. shipping
Guitar is located in Amsterdam in the Netherlands