Friday, October 22, 2010

Announcing the Birth of the 12 string Koa Healy Acoustic Guitar

Trevor Healy, who repairs guitars with us over here, has a line of custom built acoustic and electric guitars.  He just finished this beautiful Healy Koa 12-string.  The photos do not do it justice.  The tone is clear and smooth and plays like butter. While visiting Hawaii, the customer bought the Koa right from the man who cut down the tree. The customer is also an avid abalone diver, and all the inlay was cut from abalone legally dived for in Mendocino County. The top wood is Engelmann Spruce and the neck is Mahogany. The fingerboard, head cap, bridge and binding are all from one piece of Macassar Ebony. Two sets of open back Grover tuners were modified to fit 6 per side, end to end.  

1 comment:

digiTED said...

Criminy! Congrats Aram + Trevor