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Instrument Models

specifications and examples of available builds

The Charlie Hunter Semi-hollow Body 8-string

Charlie Hunter Semi-hollow8-string Arched Flame Maple Top

Charlie Hunter Semi-hollow 8-string Sunburst Flame Maple Top

Charlie needed an acoustic sounding instrument that could survive in an electric, solid-body environment. Previous attempts to build a fully acoustic 8-string yielded a great acoustic that could not stand up to the power of Charlie's band. So Ralph Novak developed the semi-hollow-body 8-string. Charlie loves it.

This spruce top, chambered, mahogany back version of the Charlie Hunter 8-string is two pounds lighter and slightly rounder in tone but with all the horse power of the solid body model. Add a set of optional Graph Tech Ghost piezo electric bridge pickups and you have a sparkling acoustic 8-string sound at concert volume level.

The Charlie Hunter semi-hollow-body 8-string comes with the following:

  • Arched, spruce top with clear or AMBER, AMBER SUNBURST or TOBACCO SUNBURST finish. Optional figured maple top, add $200.
  • Chambered mahogany back.
  • Mahogany neck with ebony fret board and white pearl dot inlay or optional DIAMOND INLAY.
  • Chrome or black hardware.
  • Volume control for guitar and volume control for bass. Optional tone control for guitar, $65.00. Optional 5-way rotary switch for "split-coil" sounds, $85.00. ELECTRONICS OPTIONS.
  • GRAPH TECH GHOST piezo electric bridge pickups, add $525.00.

Price: $4300.00 (US) Hard shell case included. Shipping not included.

Charlie Hunter with his clear finish, Semi-hollow body 8-string.

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