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GALLERY: NAMM 2016 Day 3

A few highlights from Day 3 of NAMM.


Santa Cruz Guitar blew our minds with the beauty *and* the amazing story behind this incredible Ghost Oak flattop. The top wood is spruce that was reclaimed from Alaskan tundra after climate-change caused it to thaw. It has been carbon-dated to 1,000 B.C., and its grain is bluish from being frozen—there's no tint in the finish. Meanwhile the oak back and sides were reclaimed from a Czech Republic sand mine and were carbon-dated as being 8,000 years old. Whoa!