Boz0 / Arch Top Left-Handed / 2000 / Blonde Finish / Guitar For Sale
In 1959, Bozo Podunavac emigrated to the U.S. and settled in Chicago, where he began working in the repair shop of a now-defunct musical dealer and manufacturer. In 1964, he struck out on his own and began building handmade guitars with his name on the peghead. In the old-world tradition of his homeland, Bozo specialized in highly ornate, unique designs that demanded skill and precision throughout the build process. Bozo’s eye-catching guitars have been played on the stage by Leo Kottke, Johnny Cash, Reverend Gary Davis, Peter Lang, Bob Gibson and many other artists. While their over-the-top stylings definitely get the audience’s attention, Bozo’s guitars are also great-sounding instruments. This original Masterpiece, this 1995 Bozo Arch Top, was made personally by Bozo Podunavac while living happily in sunny South Florida during the 1990’s for Mike Holden, a left-handed Attorney from Ft.Lauderdale. Mike was a fan of Bozo’s for years & finally could afford a few nice guitars & commissioned Bozo to make 1 Arch Top & 1 Flat Top in 2000. Bozo was famous for his intricate Pearl & Herringbone inlays & did a fabulous job on this big beautiful Blonde using the best flamed maple, ebony & mahogany. Its deep carved spruce top is completely surrounded by herringbone trim & its F-holes are the coolest abalone inlaid matching herringbone trimmed we have ever seen. Its 3 piece neck has a headstock of Bozo’s wild design sporting tons of colorful Abalone inlays as well as an abalone heel cap. Its elegant abalone inlaid ebony fingerboard feels great. Its over the top inlaid ebony pickgard w/matching ebony tailpiece finish it all off perfectly. Its super flamey carved maple back & sides are also completely surrounded w/herringbone on every edge. Quite rare on its own in its right handed form, there can’t be many other lefties made & this may be the only one ! It’s near mint showing only slight play time & comes in its original hard case. Mike had me sell this to a good left handed friend in Holland back in 2005. It is now ready for its 3rd caretaker ever & one cannot order a new one since Bozo’s passing so grab your left-handed wallet & get this bad boy if you’ve ever wanted one.