"Hollow Notes" was named by its owner, Mark Wally. Mark was looking for a custom guitar unlike anyone had heard or seen before. After a diligent search, Mark and Virgil finally found an amazing grafted walnut top for this guitar. Grafted Walnut, is actually 2 species of Walnut merged together! Franquette Walnut is an ancient variety from Persia. Starting in the 1800's, for commercial Walnut production in the Pacific NW, it was grafted to Claro Walnut rootstock. About 70 years ago, newer hybrid Walnuts were introduced and Franquette was replaced. The last of these old grove trees are now dying and soon there will be no more of this unique wood. Both Claro and Franquette have excellent tonal qualities, exquisite colors and contrast. Legend has it that there was a stack of this wood that was originally used for barns was sold off at auction to a company over in England. Years later the wood was sold to a company back in the pacific northwest and later ended up becoming guitar tops! It also has the first neck Virgil had made from African Khaya wood, which is a dense mahogany. This guitar has some amazing tonal ranges to it that fits Mark's Rock/Jazz/Blues stylings.

Name: Hollow Notes
Series: SH (Semi-Hollow body)
Serial#: 0035
Date completed: 8/2/18
Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz.
Fingerboard:22 frets, 25" scale, 12" radius
Tuners: 6-in-line black Schallers, ebony tuner buttons
Nut: Black Tusq® Nut
Pickups: In-house handwound Lickup Pickups
Electronics: Vol, Tone, two 3-way mini dp switches for coil tap, 3-way toggle with a total of 15 separate tones.
Bridge: TonePros AVTII black wraparound bridge
Top: Grafted Walnut
Body: Sapele Mahogany
Neck: Khaya Mahogany
Fretboard: E. Indian Rosewood
Headstock: Seahorse
Pickup rings: Flamed Maple
Finishing: Clear coat on top oand back of body, Isoltor only on back of neck. Paint by Moecolors
Extras: Various notes inlaid into fingerboard, custom electronics cavity cover, custom control knobs & flamed maple pup rings.

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