Dead Mint Condition
Rob has been making guitars for over 20 years. He started out working for guitar and pickup maker Tom Doyle in New Jersey and later opened his own shop. The guitar started as a collaboration between the late guitarist Lenny Argese, Bob DeVos and Rob Engel. Bob was working with organist Charles Earland and Charles played LOUD, so he needed a guitar that could compete with the organ, sax and drums at the volume level that Charles played. So the first hollow body was created – which Bob still plays today. Rob makes only this one style (in 14", 15" and 16" variations) save for the solid bodies he now builds so he has really gotten it down to a science by sticking to the one design and refining it over the years..
The guitar has a traditional shape with a modern appearance and without the feedback most hollow bodies suffer from. It is suited equally well for traditional jazz, blues or rock. It is not your typical hollow body.
Figured Maple top and headstock overlay
Pau Ferro fingerboard
2 humbucking pickups
3-way, 2 volume, 2 tone
Tune-o-matic style adjustable bridge'
Grover Imperial tuners
Chrome plated hardware
16" lower bout
25 1/2" scale
1 11/16" nut width
3-ply binding top and fretboard
Single-ply binding back
Original hardshell case included
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UPS is my preferred method of shipment, but I can ship via the carrier of your choice. All shipping and insurance charges are to be paid by the purchaser. The costs for shipping via Fedex Ground are as follows: CT DC DE MA MD ME NH NJ NY PA RI VT = $40 AL FL GA IA IL IN KY MI MN MS NC OH SC TN WI WV = $55 KS MO ND NE SD = $65 AR AZ CA CO ID LA MT NV NM OR OK TX UT WA WY = $70 Shipping charges via other services and to other destinations are determined on a case by case basis.
We gladly offer a 3 day approval period on all purchases, which begins when the item is received by you. Your full satisfaction is guaranteed! All purchases may be returned for a full refund, less shipping and insurance charges, for any reason. If you wish to return an item, please notify us first, repack it with the same carton and packing materials and insure it for it's full purchase price. All returned items must be returned in same condition as when originally shipped to you. All credit card orders cancelled prior to delivery are subject to a 5% re-stocking fee.