003 Custom # 31089
Collings 003 Custom #31089
This 003 Custom is part of a collection of six uniquely-appointment guitars we built using reclaimed Sitka spruce from floating logging camps in Southeast Alaska. These camps were used to support the area’s fish trapping and logging industries for much of the 20th century, only recently being sold off for “floathouse living” or salvage. In the latter case, it was discovered that this wood had taken on a dark bluish/greyish hue and, furthermore, some of the boards cut from these logs even contained stunning bearclaw figure.
With the rarity of this find in mind, matching appointments were selected to build this collection of six guitars each representing a different Collings model, along with leaving the instruments unstained and untoned to retain the natural aesthetic beauty of the woods.
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- Reclaimed Alaskan Sitka top w/ Bear Claw Figure
- Figured Mahogany Back and Sides
- Custom Etched Banjo-style Fingerboard Inlays
- 1 3/4” Nut Width
- 2 3/16” Pyramid Bridge
- Ebony Peghead Veneer
- Nickel Waverly Tuners