Do you like 'old' guitars? The Santa Cruz Guitar Company turns 40 this year. That's 40 years of handcrafting some of the finest instruments in the steel-string world. To celebrate, they have built one of the most fascinating guitars that we have heard of in recent years.
This is the Santa Cruz 'Ghost Oak' H-13. The back and sides are built from Oak found at the bottom of a sand mine in the Czech Republic. This timber has been carbon dated at 8,000 years old. That pre-dates written language by 3,000 years! The top is Sitka Spruce pulled from the Alaskan permafrost which comes in at 3,000 years old. The binding and fret inlays are all Snakewood which is a rare timber prized for it's use in violin bows. The timbers have not been stained, the ghosty-grey colouring has occurred naturally over time.
We believe this guitar has been purchased by someone close to Santa Cruz founder, Richard Hoover. We're pretty sure they would have got a free pack of strings with the purchase.
What an incredible feat of workmanship. Congratulations Santa Cruz on 40 years of brilliance!
Our customer of the day is Gavin Wright. Gavin's got some great full size guitars at home. This Friday he's heading off on a fishing trip and he wanted something small that he could take with him on the road. He tried a couple out, chose the one he liked and this Maton EM-6 is now heading off with him to Broome and the Kimberleys. Thanks so much Gavin...have a great trip!
Deep, woody and rich. This stunning Gibson J-45 Custom Rosewood model has us all a bit besotted. Seriously besotted. $4,799.
This blonde sure looks good in pink. Just in...a beautiful preloved 2001 Gibson ES-135 Natural. Incredible guitar. $2,995.