“The Tree” is perhaps the single most sought after Mahogany in the world.
Chichibul Jungle, Honduras 1965: A magnificent 100 foot tall mahogany tree, 50 feet across at the base, was felled by hand, 100 miles away from the nearest sawmill. Unfortunately, the tree landed in a steep ravine, and due to the remote location, could not be recovered.
There it lay for nearly 20 years, until it was finally recovered. Once milled, the amazing and unique figure of it’s wood was revealed. One third of this amazing tree yielded a blister/quilt figure, one third was a mix with pronounced “veins”, and the remainign third was a waxy quilt figure.
Since the mid 1980’s this wood, simply and reverently known as “The Tree”, has been perhaps the most sought after wood in modern lutherie. Mahogany from The Tree is unique in it’s figure and tone (denser than most mahogany with a warmer rosewood like tone).
This amazing one-of-a-kind guitar was custom designed and includes a ebony fingerboard with customs private stock inlay by Paul Myles, a Private Stock Eagle inlay on the headstock, a mahogany neck and a Torrified Red Spruce top. The rosette is modified modified mosaic.