PITTSBURGH, PA -- Sinker redwood, a highly-prized and valuable wood, makes up the body of two custom electric guitars -- Custom GA Sinker Redwood Acoustic-Electric and Custom GS Sinker Redwood Acoustic-Electric -- crafted by Taylor Guitars and designed by Pianos N' Stuff, a family-owned music shop located in Pittsburgh, PA.

The centuries-old, sunken redwood logs, used to create the guitar tops on these custom instruments, were orginally found at the bottom of Northern California rivers.

According to Pianos N' Stuff, river conditions -- mineral-rich silt and ice cold waters -- over that period of time made the redwood logs a highly desirable tone wood offering a warm, rich resonant sound and "because of the sediment and minerals absorbed over for 100 years from laying in a river bed, the look of the wood has a very unique and unmistakable look."

Additional wood features include: solid AA Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, mahogany neck, and bloodwood binding.

The California redwood is among the world’s tallest trees, routinely reaching heights of between 200 and 340 feet and with a very wide girth. Redwood burl, as known as vavona burl is highly prized among woodworkers for its numerous and gorgeous figures.

The majestic California redwood is among the world’s tallest trees, routinely reaching heights of between 200 and 340 feet. The tree’s girth is equally impressive. While these attributes have made the redwood a national treasure, it is the vavona burl that catches the woodworker’s eye. - See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood/hardwood-softwood-species/vavona_...

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