Rino Van Hooijdonk is renowned as one of the world’s best “gadjo” players in the traditional gypsy jazz style, Rino is also an excellent luthier, who’s guitars capture the very authentic Selmer sound.

This deluxe model features some very special design upgrades from Rino. A bound fingerboard, Casien headstock cover and moustache points and a 5 piece decorative back set this guitar apart from the austere and traditional manner in which Rino usually finishes his instruments.

The sound however, embodies all the best qualities of Rino’s luthiery skill. The projection is incredibly powerful: cutting highs similar to Fapy’s own original Selmer, full clear mids and a powerful driving bass. The art of getting such varied tonal response from an instrument is the area in which Rino excels in building into every guitar. The ease of response is particularly noticeable. Gently touch any string and the sound jumps out, rivaling any vintage instrument.  As with all his guitars, this one is not for the faint of heart. It is meant to be played and heard with thunderous conviction, which you get with very little mechanical input.

For more on Rino listen here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/070B9srm0ADedC8hFoE6Wk

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Brand Rino van Hooijdonk
Model Oval hole deluxe
Type Oval hole
Condition New
Year 2021
Origin Holland
Top European Spruce
Back Laminated Maple
Sides Laminated Maple
Neck & headstock Cedar
Fretboard Rosewood

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