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Killer 2018 Kiesel Holdsworth Fatboy in awesome Deep Teal over Quilt.
Midi Synth System done at the factory.
This guitar has a ton of options from the midi to the quilt top to the most excellent abalone inlays.
Plays as good as it looks and sounds great as well. Because of the chambered body, this thing rings for days both acoustically and plugged in. You’ve got a ton of sounds at your finger tips with the midi system. This one is set up as good as it gets and you can save a ton off the new price by picking it up here!
Come as pictured with Kiesel bag also in excellent condition and spec sheet.
With the success of Holdsworth H2, Kiesel Guitars and reknown British jazz guitarist Allan Holdsworth teamed up again in 1999 to create the Holdsworth HF2 Fatboyguitar. The HF2 incorporated the features of the H2 in a unique hollowbody design. Like the H2, the HF2 is made in the USA, and loaded with features generally only found in boutique instruments. However, because we sell direct to you, you don’t have to pay a boutique price. You can choose from hundreds of available Custom Shop options to built your HF2 exactly the way you want it, and be the proud owner of an instrument that will last you a lifetime.
The HF2 is unique among contemporary 6-string guitars. It has a 2 1/8″ thick semi-hollow body made from alder, which is a high-quality tone wood used by many manufacturers because of its relative light weight and and fine resonating tone. Alder has a subtle and attractive grain that looks great in any of the Custom Shop’s many finishes, including solid colors, translucent finishes and metallic solid finishes. The HF2 has a unique twin-beam internal suspension that allows the top and back to resonate freely, producing a sweet, semi-hollow tone. Optional body woods such as mahogany, walnut and koa are available, all of which have their own tonal characteristics. The standard top and back wood is birch, or you can add premium top woods, such as AAAA flamed maple, AAAA quilted maple, flamed Hawaiian koa, spalted maple, burled maple and California Claro walnut. All of Kiesel Guitars neck and fingerboard woods undergo a long conditioning process in our de-humidification chambers to remove any stress in the wood and prevent future warping or twisting, and our woods are carefully hand-selected and inspected to ensure your new HF2 will be free of defects.
The neck of the H2 is maple with a gloss finish standard. The neck is precision set into the body, for optimal sustain and playing comfort. If you like, you can choose from many of the Custom Shop’s optional woods for the neck, such as koa, limba or mahogany, as well as an optional satin or gloss finish on the back. The unique 2 X 4 headstock is alder and finished to match the body, or can be topped in AAAA flamed maple, AAAA quilted maple, flamed Hawaiian koa or any of our other exotic woods to match your top wood. This headstock design is very compact, and accentuates the overall look of the H2. The graphite-teflon nut is precision-cut, and allows the strings to move smoothly without binding.
The HF2 features a standard 25.5″ scale ebony fingerboard with white pearl dot inlays, and a flat 20″ radius with 24 jumbo stainless steel frets. You can choose from a wide assortment of fingerboard options, including rosewood, maple, birdseye maple, flamed maple or zebrawood fingerboards and dot, diamond, signature or block inlays in mother-of-pearl or genuine abalone. Stainless steel jumbo frets are standard, and the Custom Shop also offers a number of fretwire options, including low-wide and gold EVO. The “Rapid Play” low action neck assures effortless playability throughout the entire fingerboard, while the lower cutaway and set-in neck heel allows easy access all the way up to the 24th fret. The fully-adjustable dual action truss rod allows you to set the action exactly the way you want it, and dual carbon-fiber reinforcing rods make the neck remarkably stable.
A tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece is standard. You can also select an optional Bigsby vibrato in polished aluminum (silver) or gold, for classic looks and great vibrato tone. Premium locking tuners with a 19:1 ratio are standard, and standard hardware is chrome, with gold or black optional. The HF2 has two lower strap buttons, allowing the guitar to stand safely leaned against an amp.
The HF2 comes equipped with our Holdsworth KH12 humbucking pickups. Kiesel Guitars uses vintage plain enamel magnet wire and seasoned Alnico-5 magnets to achieve Allan’s tone. Standard pickup colors are black coils and bezels, but any combination of black and cream coils and bezels can be chosen. Electronics consist of a master volume, master tone and 3-way pickup selector.
– Allan Holdsworth