luthier who makes electric guitars out of reclaimed NYC buildings

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by pcake, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    i thought this was really cool and wanted to share it.

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  2. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE!

    Mar 31, 2010
    That was really cool! Thanks for sharing!:thumbsup:
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  3. Chicory Blue

    Chicory Blue Secretly Queen of the Moon

    Beautiful story. Beautiful guitars too!

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  4. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    Such a great story! Thanks for posting it, pcake. I was a history teacher for many years and would love to have an instrument made from historic buildings.

    Many years ago, I was teaching social studies at a Catholic school and came across a big, thick poplar board in the basement of the church that was covered in dirt and crud. I asked if I could have it, and they were happy to get rid of it. I used it to make a short-scale fretless, which is the bass I am playing most often right now. I always refer to that wood as "sanctified poplar", since it spent many years on the basement of a church, and enjoy that there is a story behind the wood. The thought of playing an instrument made from wood that may be a 200 years old and was part of American history gets me all...... tingly.