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Sinker logs
Sinker logs, are pulled from the bottom of lakes and rivers. Sometimes, scuba divers are needed to achieve the extraction.  Most of these logs are hundreds of years old (In one of the pictures above, you can see that the tree was cut with an hatchet). Due to a series of factors (The logs were too big and heavy to be pulled out of the rivers or the logs were caught by currents and were sucked to the bottom)  these logs were trapped by the muddy buttons of these water beds and this created like a time capsule where the wood was preserved in fantastic humidity conditions that made the wood season in a slow natural way during many centuries. Some of the logs are selected for musical instruments construction. The sound that these woods produce is unique and the grain has a beautiful coloration that changes according to the type of mud present in the water bed.
Gabon , Africa
Gabon ebony is the standard for black in lumber. It has been found in Egyptian tombs and is used on the fingerboard of violins. A very dense wood with specific gravity of 1.2, it is usually only available in widths less than 6 and lengths less than 48. This is partly do to where the trees grow in central west Africa. There are few roads and most of the billets have to be hand carried out of the jungle. 
*Very dense tight grained wood
*Very expensive and rare. This set, along with 3 others, was ordered over 16 months ago !
Sinker Double top
Hear this "ZORRO"
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I have been a true Zorro fan since I was a young child watching Guy Williams on the memorable TV series. This is the guitar my childhood hero would have custom ordered. A pitch black Gabon ebony back and sides set and a tremendous sinker redwood for the top... the rustic touches would be mine to choose and I think I have done a terrific job at conveying the spirit of the timeless hero. The beauty that emanates from this queen is unmatched and the sound speaks of a master sound machine. Deep guttural basses, a superb separation of voices, clear trebles ... The Bach prelude is enhanced by this Gabon beauty. Listen how deep and human the basses sound and what a punch she offers..quite amazing.  The Russian rosette, and perfectly chosen marquetry melt the parts together beautifully. I used figured Macassar Ebony for the violin tie, armrest and bridge and African blackwood fro the bindings. Purfle is all spruce and ebony. African buffalo horn nut and saddle. We used a special aging/burning process for the neck to achieve the effect of aging and finally mounted the onboard electronics (digital pickup-equalizer and tuner) to make this  a complete instrument for any possible scenario. The 640mm scale makes playing so much easier and this is your chance to own a unique masterpiece ! 
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Gerard's Masterpiece shipped to the UK

Gerard's Masterpiece shipped to the UK

Gerard's Masterpiece shipped to the UK

Gerard's Masterpiece shipped to the UK

Gerard's Masterpiece shipped to the UK
 
 

Gabon Ebony Back and sides, lattice braced Sinker
Inscription on 18 Kt gold
ADD US$ 289. The gold plaque is fixed with 2 golden screws to the violin tie.
 

Gabon Ebony Back and sides, lattice braced Sinker
OPTIONAL HAND PAINTED TUNERS
Bellucci Leather cases
 
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