For a number of years, acclaimed guitarist Allan Holdsworth had challenged the Carvin Custom Shop to develop a headless guitar, as he wanted the improved tone and playability of his Holdsworth H2 and HF2 signature guitars, but in a more compact version. Carvin is excited to respond to his request with the new Allan Holdsworth Signature HH1 headless guitar. Carvin has engineered this guitar from the ground up, with the specific goal of meeting Allan’s exacting demands for sound, playability and weight.

Carvin Allan Holdsworth HH1

Unlike the original Steinberger guitars and similar models of the 1980’s, the Carvin Allan Holdsworth HH1 is constructed from wood, not composites, so it sounds like a guitar should.

Carvin Allan Holdsworth HH1 features:

  • Construction: set neck
  • Scale length: 25.5″
  • Body: alder chambered solid body with rounded edges
  • Neck: set-in Eastern hardrock maple
  • Fingerboard: ebony, 20″ radius
  • Inlays: standard white dots
  • Neck width: 1.68″ wide @ nut, 2.23″ wide @ 24th fret
  • Hardware: black
  • Bridge: JCustom Headless Researchâ„¢ hardtail
  • Frets: 24 jumbo, .108 wide X .055 tall
  • Pickup: H22 bridge humbucker
  • Electronics: master volume/tone controls
  • Dimensions: 30.5″ long, 1 3/4″ thick body, 11″ wide body
  • Weight: 5.25 lbs

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