Petaluma, CA (May 29, 2020) -- Made with Old-Growth Redwood reclaimed from a recently decommissioned bridge built in the 1920s, Grez Guitars is releasing its new solidbody guitar called the Smugglers Bridge Folsom. The bridge in Northern California, best known for their once illegal marijuana crops, was constructed from first growth redwood trees that were approximately 1,000 years old and subsequently existed for 100 more years as a bridge. Now for the next 100+ years, this extraordinary wood will live on as a musical instrument.
Luthier Barry Grzebik says, “Reclaimed or salvaged first growth Redwood isn’t the most common wood for guitar making even though sonically it’s exceptional, because of the great effort it takes to find and process wood in sufficient quantities.” To assist in finding suitable and properly reclaimed wood, Grez Guitars works with the highly regarded salvage company Heritage Salvage, best known for the DIY Network TV “Heritage Hunters”.
The guitar is available in several pickup and hardware configurations including a string through Tele bridge, a Mastery bridge with a Bigsby or a Mastery and the Grez stainless steel trapeze tailpiece. At under 7lbs, the guitar has a stout feel without being unnecessarily heavy. Customized versions can be produced with delivery times as little as 30 days.
Street Price, $2,880 to $3,180 depending on configuration.
Available July 1, 2020
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