Bob is no stranger to the fiery Hot Club of France style. After all, he personally crafted Stephane Grappelli’s violin, along with guitars for Grappelli’s accompanists, Bucky Pizzarelli and Martin Taylor. But when Bob decided to make a Gypsy style instrument without restriction he used his 43 years of experience to create a masterpiece. Handcrafted from select European Flamed Maple (back, sides and binding), European Spruce (top) and an American flamed maple neck, this instrument has a 15 3/4″ X 3 1/4″ body and Bob’s traditional 25″ fingerboard scale. Fashioned with a unique ebony tailpiece and bridge, it has an elongated oval hole and is super lightweight.
Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Archtop 15 ¾" lower bout, 3 1/4" body depth, oval hole
Carved, hand-graduated and tuned, master grade European spruce
Carved, hand-graduated master grade European flamed maple
Master grade European flamed maple
X-braced European spruce
American flamed maple
Select American flamed maple
Ebony, 12" radius, with 12th fret abalone floral inlay
Width at Nut:
1 11/16", ebony
Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts
Ebony with Benedetto tail adjuster
Gotoh gold with ebony buttons
Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Claret, Antique Burst, Honey Blonde, Opulent Brown, Natural
Phosphor bronze (.012 - .052)