Thursday, January 28, 2010
Archtop Guitar Built From Fallen Historic Tree
After deliberation by the town's council, it was decided that guitar luthier Naoto Odashima would be commisioned to construct a guitar out of the tree's remains. The archtop-style guitar was completed in October 2009 and has been played by a number of local musicians in Shimokawa.
Here's a list of standards that probably shouldn't be played on this particular instrument:
Here's That Rainy Day
Gone With The Wind
September In The Rain
There Will Never Be Another You (Yew)
With a fallen historic tree that large I would think that they would have managed to knock out a few additional solidbodies like this hand-carved Ibanez Artwood Nouveau from the mid-70s.
(Pic Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/)