This is one of Bob’s most notable creations and perhaps most stunning recent instruments. Bob is no stranger to the fiery Hot Club of France style. After all, he personally crafted Stephane` Grappelli’s violin, along with many of Grappelli’s accompanists including Bucky Pizzarelli and Martin Taylor. He also crafted two unique gypsy-style guitars for Frank Vignola. But when Bob decided to build a Gypsy style instrument without restriction he used his 40 years of experience to create a masterpiece. Hand crafted from African Beli Wood (back , sides and binding), European Spruce (top) and Spanish Cedar neck, this instrument has a 15 ¾” x 3 ¼” body and Bob’s traditional 25” neck scale. Bob fashioned a unique ebony tailpiece and bridge. With an elongated oval hole and super lightweight hand graduated X-braced construction, this guitar is super loud yet loaded with warmth. Most remarkable is the hand-inlaid abalone faceplate. Includes a custom faux alligator case and Certificate of Provenance.