Gypsy Elite™

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.

$20,000*

Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case

*Prices subject to change without notice.

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Customization available on all models!


Specs:

Body:

Archtop 15 ¾" lower bout, 3 1/4" body depth, oval hole


Top:

Carved, hand-graduated and tuned, master grade European spruce


Back:

Carved, hand-graduated master grade European flamed maple


Sides:

Master grade European flamed maple


Bracing:

X-braced European spruce


Binding:

American flamed maple


Neck:

Select American flamed maple


Fingerboard:

Ebony, 12" radius, with 12th fret abalone floral inlay


Width at Nut:

1 11/16", ebony


Scale:

25"


Frets:

22


Bridge:

Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts


Tailpiece:

Ebony with Benedetto tail adjuster


Tuners:

Gotoh gold with ebony buttons


Finish:

Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer


Colors:

Claret, Antique Burst, Honey Blonde, Opulent Brown, Natural


Strings:

Phosphor bronze (.012 - .052)


Colors:

Claret Claret


Antique Burst Antique Burst


Honey Blonde Honey Blonde


Opulent Brown Opulent Brown

Natural Natural

Gypsy Elite™

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