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!