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2008 Holst K-200

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SN# 860608

Body size at lower bout: 16", Body Depth: 2 3/4" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 11/16"

Finish: Violin sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Highly figured tiger flame maple laminate body and neck; solid one piece Khaya mahogany neck with carbon fiber inserts; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; ebony body binding; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Hardware includes hand carved ebony tailpiece, Sperzel locking 16X1 tuners; compensated adjustable ebony bridge; built-in DiMarzio Air Norton humbucking pickup, plus K&K archtop soundboard pickups with preamp/mixer and stereo cables.

Notes: Luthier Steven Holst has been making fine handcrafted instruments one at a time for over 20 years. His shop is located in Oregon's verdant Willamette Valley, in the town of Creswell, just south of Eugene. With a production of just eight to ten instruments a year, Holst's guitars are not easy to come by, and are rarely seen on the vintage market. His K-200 Model is his working guitar for the gigging player. This example is in the style of the classic Benedetto, with a 16" X braced slightly slimmed Venetian cutaway body.

This example is built with Holst's own hand crafted tiger maple laminate plates. At barely 6lb, the guitar is wonderfully light for a laminate instrument, and notably well balanced on the lap or strap. The neck profile is gently curved across the back, with smooth low action ideal for either finger or pick style playing. The built-in humbucking pickup DiMarzio Air Norton offers rich, warm amplified tone, with exceptional fidelty to the acoustic voice.

This handsome example is in immaculate condition, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, and is equipped for either conventional mono play with the humbucker alone, or optional stereo output with the built-in K&K soundboard pickups, controls and cables, adding sparkle and acoustic response to the tone. Holst guitars are rarely seen on the vintage market, and new orders entail a substantial wait. Bag this bargain now, and have it in time for your next gig.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze roundwound strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe arched plush lined hardshell case.


































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