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 Frank Murdoch. He and his band, Stokavski have moved to Melbourne to blow some minds. They are a Trad-Balkan-Punk-Roots extravaganza. He needed a guitar to add to the big 5 piece sound and bought a wonderful gig ready Alvarez. Their first Melbourne gig is at Bar Open on April the 7th. So if you love crazy Balkan music you know where to be. Knock 'em dead Frank!
Say hello to our newest Lowden arrival. This gorgeous Cedar/Rosewood S-25 just landed from Ireland this morning. A dream to play and rich in harmonic overtones, this guitar has all the hallmarks of a classic Lowden small-body acoustic. Another dream guitar! $5,495.
Just in! A killer 1960 vintage @officialgretsch G6125 that has since been modded to 6120 specs. The original orange nitro finish has also been refinished with a way cool gold top. Rare and very cool indeed! $2,295 inc case. #vintagegretsch #archtopguitar #americanmade #vintageguitars