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    Some of you readers with severe GAS (I am a long time sufferer) will recognize Stephen Holst as a custom jazz guitar luthier of great skill. His instruments are built to spec and are offered at a price that is a bargain compared to his peers. I've wanted one for a long time but alway chased another luthier when I had the urge. Last year I finally got around to placing an order. It's ready. Standard 16" / 3 " size. Standard neck. I had him use a mounted KA handwound pickup and also had him do a violin style purfling / bead curve to set off the edges. Looks phenomenal. The subtle burst really appeals to me. Steve is a true craftsman. Should have it late this week or early next.

    Cincy

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    Looks real nice - let us know how it feels and sounds.

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    Beautiful ! Mine is being sprayed right now. Soon for me too.
    Lovely archtop for sure.

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    Stephen is a great talent. I met him back in 2001 and he built a couple of custom tailpieces for me. He’s currently carving the top of a 17x3 beauty as we speak can’t wait.
    You did great by him. Keep us posted

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    nice!! love the violin style purfing and the understated burst..very hofner!!

    congrats & enjoy


    cheers

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    Gorgeous!!! Congrats!! Let us know when you get it!

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    Excellent can't wait to hear it!

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    What a gorgeous instrument!

    Congratulations!!

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    This is another underrated builder. He will build basically anything you want. That violin binding you know was not easy to do. He is a one of a kind guitar type builder. Congrats Cincy. Beautiful !

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    Looking forward to your NGD!

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    Mine is getting close.... :-)

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    it sure is Vinny...
    mine is too, I’m gonna post a full build three when it’s done

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    Progress shot, tomorrow he cuts the dovetail joint. The maple and spruce are crazy gorgeous.

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