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Photos: Thierry André

Rolf was named after Rolf-Carlos Klausener, (The Acorn). His girlfriend contacted me for to build what would become his birthday present. He eventually found out about the build, and came to the workshop. By seeing the gourd in the works, he hinted that a round -cut- could be made at its back to give better ergonomics.

This ladder-braced folk instrument had a wonderful voice right off the workbench. It was equipped with a K&K pickups.

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