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2011 Holst 16

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SN# 1121211

Body size at lower bout: 16", Body Depth: 2 1/4" Scale length: 24.4" Nut: 1 3/4"

Materials: Bookmatched arched quilted birch body; solid mahogany neck; solid ebony fingerboard; rosewood headplate; pearl headstock logo; flame maple binding; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Hardware includes hand carved Cocobolo tailpiece, bridge and pickguard; black Gotoh 510 18X1 tuners; black Buscarino humbucking pickup; volume and tone controls; endpin jack.

Notes: Luthier Steven Holst has been making fine handcrafted instruments one at a time for almost three decades, from his shop in Oregon's verdant Willamette Valley. 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 16" model is a hard working guitar for the gigging player, with a thinline soundchamber of lightweight highly figured hardwood laminate.

This handsome guitar is built of stunning quilted birch, and is remarkably lightweight, just 5lb. 8oz; well balanced and easy on the lap or the strap. The neck profile is a gentle D, with smooth low action over a solid ebony fingerboard with original stainless steel fretwork, a builder's upgrade. The Buscarino humbucking pickup is full, warm, and accurate, and the thinline laminate body offers superior feedback resistance.

This gleaming example is in immaculate 100% original condition, and appears virtually unplayed. Handbuilt US quality and extravagant tonewoods at a working player's price. Best buy: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flat wound 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 black deluxe plush lined arched hardshell case.


































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