The 16-B fills the sweet spot between the Bravo Deluxe and the Bravo Elite. It’s an idea Bob has been working on to offer a truly carved guitar, more affordable for gigging musicians. The 16-B takes a page (actually a shape!) from the past by using Bob’s pre-Bravo style body pattern as used on his original 16″ Manhattan, the Jimmy Bruno 7, the Green Gina guitar, Bucky’s little carved guitar and Howard Alden’s oval hole 7-string models. Bob carves select spruce and flamed maple for the top, back, sides and neck. He includes Deluxe binding, an EPS tailpiece, and a gold A6 Pickup to provide the player with a traditional high powered carved archtop. This instrument has a 2 ½” body depth, the popular 25″ fingerboard scale, 1 ¾” nut width, gold Gotoh tuners, and ebony fittings. This particular guitar features an absolutely stunning Birdseye Maple back and sides with Birdseye Maple binding throughout. Even the volume and tone controls are capped with Birdseye Maple. Sitka Spruce.