Combine old growth tunnel Redwood grown in Northern California dating back hundreds of years with Oregon-grown Walnut and you have a fingerstyle player's dream guitar. This beautiful Grand Concert guitar has the warmth of Cedar and projection of Sitka Spruce soundboards. Having excellent string balance, this guitar will make an outstanding recording instrument, great for a singer-songwriter. A rich throaty bark in the lows combined with a sweetness in the mids and highs describes the voice of this instrument. Details abound in the segmented, intricate rosette and back strip. A bound Ebony fingerboard and Ebony bridge bring it all together making this Grand Concert cutaway a real pleasure to play!
Tunnel Redwood: Tunnel Redwood guitar tops come from the old Southern Oregon Railroad tunnels numbers 13, 14, and 15. Each of these tunnels, which were constructed in the 1880s used Redwood for the primary support beams. Those support beams are now over 130 years old, but the age of the trees that the wood came from could be hundreds to thousands of years old.
Because Redwood has a high stiffness-to-weight ratio like Spruce, it is a wonderful choice for guitar tops. Instruments constructed with Redwood soundboards can have unsurpassed responsiveness and a richness of tone. They tend to have a broken-in sound and feel, even when they are brand new. For fingerstyle playing, Redwood is stunning with its complex and rich overtones. For flatpicking it can be punchy and crisp and exhibit wonderful string-to-string separation. Adding to this amazing natural history is the human story of the last train robbery to occur in the United States.
- Body Shape: Grand concert Florentine cutaway
- Top: Reclaimed old growth Tunnel Redwood
- Body: Figured Oregon Walnut
- Binding: Ebony
- Neck: Mahogany w/2 carbon fiber reinforcement bars, dual action truss rod
- Headplate: Ebony/Walnut
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony
- Rosette/Backstrip: Segmented Walnut & Holly
- Lower Bout: 15”
- Upper Bout: 10.75”
- Body Length: 19”
- Nut & Saddle Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1 13/16”
- String Spacing: 2 5/16”
- Number of Fret to Body: 12, 20 total
- Scale Length: 24.9”
- Tuners: Gotoh 510 cosmo black
- Finish: BriteTone gloss urethane
Shipping: $125 Domestic
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