The “Bridges” Acoustic Steel String Guitar with a 45 year old Alaskan Sitka Soundboard and East Indian Rosewood body.
“Bridges” got its name because the soundboard came from a 60 inch tree that supported a bridge over Bear River Creek, Alaska in the 70’s. The bridge was in service for about 10 years providing access to a Hydro Electric power plant under construction. It was taken out of service in the 80’s and dropped to the forest floor. The tree sat on there for about 20 years. It was salvaged in by Brent Cole of Alaska Specialty Woods in the 90’s.
The tree that supported a bridge in its former life is again supporting the bridge on this guitar.
Constructed with a 45 year old salvaged Alaskan Sitka soundboard. The color of the soundboard is its natural color attained after years of aging. Its built on 4A east indian rosewood back and side woods. Mahogany neck, Abalone Rosette, ebony fingerboard, The Rosenblatt Wave headstock design with an ebony head-plate and Abalone logo. Ebony Fingerboard with geometric pearl inlays and an ebony bridge with compensated saddle. Bound in Ivoroid and coral purfling. The interior is finished in shallac, the exterior in lacquer. Comes with an Ameritage case. This is a beautiful guitar.
- AAA Indian Rosewood
- 40 yr old Alaskan Sitka Spruce
- Wave headstock design
- Ebony Fingerboard
- Gold/White pearl geometric position markers
- Mahogany neck
- 25.4 scale
- 1-11/16 nut width
- Compensated bone saddle
- Bone nut
- Gloss lacquer finish
- Gotoh 510 chrome tuners
- Ameritage Case