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2020 Holst 16 'The Nightowl'

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SN#: 1760220, dated 2/13/20

Body size at lower bout: 16" Body Depth: 2 3/4" Scale length: 25" Nut: 1 11/16" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .84/.97

Materials: Arched spruce laminate soundboard; bookmatched flame maple laminate back and sides; one-piece mahogany neck; solid Macassar ebony fingerboard; rosewood headplate; pearl headstock logo; flame maple binding; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Hardware includes hand carved Macassar ebony tailpiece, bridge and pickguard; gold Gotoh 510 tuners; Benedetto B-6 humbucking pickup; volume and tone controls; endpin jack.

Notes: Oregon luthier Steven Holst has been making fine handcrafted instruments one at a time for almost three decades, from his shop in the 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. This 16" model is a hard working guitar for the gigging player, with a comfy, slimmed depth body, built to excel in the most challenging performance environments.

This handsome guitar is built with a lustrous flamed maple body, and arched spruce top. At just 5lb. 11oz it is notably lightweight and well balanced on the lap or the strap. The neck profile is a gentle D, with smooth low action over a solid ebony fingerboard with premium Evo gold fretwork, a builder's upgrade. The Benedetto B-6 humbucking pickup is full, warm, and accurate, and the responsive laminate body offers a warm acoustic voice, enhanced sustain, and superior feedback resistance at greater amp volumes.

With its subtle violin sunburst, and a pearl nightowl perched on a crescent moon, this gleaming guitar is in 100% original condition, and appears virtually unplayed. Handbuilt US quality and extravagant tonewoods at a working player's price. A true best buy: one only, call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel round wound strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe black plush lined hardshell case.


































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