Plantation blackwood resonator guitar


Wellington, New Zealand-based luthier Paddy Burgin has created another beautiful musical instrument using plantation-grown blackwood.

Made for a local (NZ) steel player who wanted an instrument made totally from NZ grown woods. Paddy’s plantation-grown blackwood comes from Golden Bay at the northern tip of New Zealand’s south island. The tree was about 35 years old when harvested.

I only wish more instrument buyers and luthiers would take the plantation tonewood challenge and try plantation grown blackwood.

Great work Paddy!


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