LEGACY TONEWOOD                         10-17-23 

Treasure Trove of Legacy Tonewood   

Larry McCutcheon and I have purchased a large lot of legacy tonewood. Most of this wood was originally sourced from Martin Guitar in the 1970s by well-known San Diego luthier Božo Podunavac and has been in storage (properly stickered) for close to 50 years. 

We will be sanding and grading these sets, and putting them out for sale individually in the near future. 

Keep an eye on this space for more info, or reach out to Larry, or me, if you have questions or are looking for something specific. 

  • Quarter Sawn Indian Rosewood Guitar Sets

  • Birdseye Maple Guitar Sets

  • Honduran Rosewood Guitar Sets

  • One Brazilian Rosewood Guitar Set

  • Old Growth Super Stiff Sitka Spruce Tops

  • Gaboon Ebony Fretboard Blanks

  • Indian Rosewood Fretboard Blanks

PNEUMATIC SIDE BENDER               10-17-23 

Bell Western Guitar Side Bender from Alvarez-Yari Factor     

We have also acquired a unique industrial pneumatic powered side bender that was used in the Alvarez-Yari factory in Japan from 1974-1984; and was returned (as intellectual property) when their license to produce copies of his Bell Western guitar models expired. Our intention is to restore this piece of equipment to working order, and make bending patterns, and molds of the BELL WESTERN GUITAR available to keep the legacy alive. 

More info on Bozo here: https://uniqueguitar.blogspot.com/2020/03/bozo-guitars.html


Jan. 2024 Acoustic Guitar Building Classes   

I will be the assisting instructor for the 2024 SIMSCal Steel String Acoustic Guitarmaking classes.  Signup now at www.simscal.com




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