Description

Available for purchase is a one of a kind, amazing example of art guitar. Built by luthier/repairman Tim Huenk of Superior Guitar Works of PA. With AMAZING inlay art representing life in the ocean by Craig Lavin. The body of the guitar represents the bottom of the ocean floor with its sea life working its way up to neck to the surface of the ocean being breached by a whale.

Huenke is what’s known as a restorative luthier, a title that denotes a higher level of care and artistry than the average guitar repairman. His reputation as a craftsman is how he attracts and builds relationships with such high profile clients as Kevin Eubanks. Huenke started down this path early on in life. His stepfather/teacher, Joe Huenke, was a “carpenter for a living and a fine woodworker for a hobby,”

Tim Huenke began his lifelong study of fretted instruments at age fourteen. Mentored in part by his father and grandfather, who were both master craftsman, Tim took his love of guitars and music and combined it with the skills he learned in his father’s woodworking shop. Tim is a member of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (ASIA) and spoke at 2012 ASIA Conference. One of Tim’s custom build works is on permanent display at the C.F. Martin Museum. Over the years, Tim’s work has been featured in the Fret Board Journal, ABC News, and a variety of local, national, and international publications.

Craig Lavin has stated - "I love creating the marine life pieces, and consider those my specialty. Each and every one is unique, a one off, never to be repeated (as are all of the more complicated works)." There are many incredible marine life artists out there, but in the world of inlay and luthiery, no one else likely is as well know for developing the genre as Lavin. Craig has done sea life and nature pieces for CF Martin guitars, Kamaka ukuleles, Kanilea ukuleles, Jordan electric violins, Olsen guitars, Bishline Banjo’s, Lowden guitars, Fodera basses, Laurie Williams guitars, Hoffman guitars, John and Steven Kinnaird guitars, Guitarist Don Alder, as well as for a great many private collectors and small quantity hand build luthiers around the world. Lavin’s works are in many large private collections, and occasionally public museums. His works have been the subject of articles in guitar building magazines, and they have had the privilege of gracing the cover of both the Blue Book of acoustic guitars, and the Blue Book of electric guitars, as well as John Fellman’s “Meeting the Makers, Minnesota’s Finest Guitar Builders”

The guitar plays like butter, has tons of amazing sustain and tone for day. It was actually featured on the cover of the Blue Book of Electric Guitars (12th edition) - http://www.alfred.com/Products/Blue-Book-of-Electric-Guitars-12th-Edition--84-1886768935.aspx

TOP - MAPLE
BACK - MAHOGANY WITH AN EBONY CAP
NECK - MAPLE
FINGERBOARD - EBONY
WEIGHT - 9.2 LBS
TUNERS - SCHALLERS WITH BUTTONS PAINTED TO MATCH HEADSTOCK
PICKUPS - TOM ANDERSON DESIGN
WIDTH AT NUT - 1 3/4"
WIDTH AT BRIDGE - 3 1/8"
SCALE - 25"
FRETS - 24
WIDTH OF UPPER BOUT - 10 1/8"
WIDTH OF LOWER BOUT - 13 1/2"
NECK RADIUS - 12"

Reasonable offers are accepted

Guitar is located in Northern California (Livermore) and is available for inspection with an appointment. We will ship internationally. Shipping determined by buyers location.

Year Condition Color Case
2000 Near Mint Blue Sunburst with inlany Hard

$8,500

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