Greven 1937 000HB "Sunken Treasure" Guitar
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Greven 1937 000HB Guitar (2014)-SOLD
In 1936, select Brazilian rosewood was harvested from the northeast Atlantic coastal plain of Brazil and shipped to Denmark for the furniture trade. A storm came up, and the ship carrying the harvested logs sank off the coast of Spain. For seventy years, it lay on the ocean floor until the wreck was discovered in the spring of 2005. The cargo of wood, so precious to people like us who care about the best in acoustic guitars, was salvaged, dried and milled. John Greven, and few other very lucky luthiers were fortunate enough to acquire some of this lumber, as well as some very old Brazilian rosewood barn beams.
These salvaged Brazilian Rosewood logs, from both sea and land, have the color, grain and glass-like tap tone of instruments originally built in 1937. With straight grain in stunning shades of burgundy, orange and burnt brown–this rare rosewood is as beautiful as anyone can find.
The quality and age of this very special wood is all the more amazing given today’s very limited availability of Brazilian rosewood. Embargoes and trade agreement laws protecting endangered species have been put in place, making quality Brazilian a rarity. Because this wood was harvested prior to any adopted restrictions, this rosewood conforms to typical legal standards, and comes with the appropriate certification.
This guitar wood truly represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a custom-built instrument that will be as close to a “golden era” guitar as one can find in the market today.