only do Steve Novelli's guitars play and sound like a dream,
they look good on you. Steve's an artist."
- Rodney Crowell
and elegance are what makes the Black Hole a great electric
guitar. From the hand carved hollow body to the gorgeous maple
top to the Fralin P90s to the comfortable neck, Steve Novelli
has crafted a masterpiece that not only turns heads onstage
but pleases everyone's ears in the studio, too. Steve really
has built a guitar that sits somewhere between the best Les
Pauls and the coolest Gretsch guitars. With a vibe all its own.
Bravo, Mr Novelli!" - Will Kimbrough
- Will playing the Novelli Black Hole
- Performing at Bayfest 2011 part
- Aimee playing "A Day
in the Life" on her AB-OO video
amazed at how perfectly the Novelli meets my needs. For a vintage
freak, that's saying something. I have a '54 Les Paul that's exceptional
--and I love--and yet I can pick up the Novelli right afterward
playing that Les Paul, and it feels right. Novelli (the luthier)
is a genuine guitar intuitive. From few general conversations
about guitars, he built an ax for me that expresses my needs better
than I knew myself. I'm not into boutique guitars. Most are too
concerned with perfection in the wrong way. To me its like obsessing
on the finish of a hammer. Novelli understands the guitarist and
gives him the right tool."
- Jon Notarthomas
(Ian McLagan, Craig Marshall, Aimee
Black Hole is cool, very inspiring, has warm tones. I would
recommend this guitar to anyone. The Vortex - that guitar
says it all."
- Olivier Scoazec (Buckwheat Zydeco)
- Joe playing the Novelli Astral Slide
- With Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkestra
(NPR feature) video
custom builders get the sound right and the feel wrong or the
other way around, this Novelli sounds great and feels great
too. A familiar yet unique sound, feel and look."
- Charlie Richards
(Photos by James Hertless)
Novelli Black Hole guitar is simply the BEST DAMN ELECTRIC GUITAR
I HAVE EVER USED. It's the best playing, best feeling, best
sounding guitar I've ever had and I use it on everything I do.
The fretboard is very smooth, plays wonderfully and evenly,
the neck just feels right in your hand, not too bulky, not too
thin and best of all the guitar stays in tune when I use altered
tunings like DADGAD (something my Strat won't do no matter how
we set it up). If anyone ever sees me playing another electric
guitar it would only be because I was afraid to travel with
it and check it overseas with the airlines. Otherwise, you can
pry it from my cold dead hands, but not until then."
- Ed Pettersen
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