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Troublesome Creek OM-0 Model, Adirondack Spruce, Black Walnut - NEW - SOLD


(NEW) It is with rarity and thoughtfulness that we add new brands to the AMW family.  We've always felt that it was better to represent a few shops in a very deep way, vs having a brand list a mile long and only having a smattering of instruments available from any given manufacturer.  Well, sometimes a story comes along and it jolts us into action!  When we heard about the mission of the Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company, we just knew that we wanted to be a part of it!

Troublesome Creek is unique among our offerings... first of all, they are a NON-PROFIT enterprise, working with members of the recovery community around Hindman, Kentucky to not only build excellent stringed instruments, but also rebuild lives and livelihoods for their workforce.  Through a partnership with the Appalachian School of Luthiery, Doug Naselroad and Troublesome Creek bring deep industry and luthiery knowledge in focus with the concept of helping those recovering from addiction.  They rely on sustainable domestic hardwoods, exclusively.  The instruments are simple and rustic in appearance, but have a dry and clear tone to compete with anything!  

The OM-0 model has a gen-u-ine Adirondack spruce top, with perfectly quartered and nicely figured black walnut back and sides.  It is a long scale instrument, 25 1/2" with a smooth and fast low-profile neck with 1 11/16" nut width.  As you see, the appointments are extremely subdued, with just a single ring rosette, no top purfling and no back binding.  It is the picture of economy, an honest and straightforward design fit to enter the tradition.

We couldn't be more thrilled to be partnered with such a winning organization!  We look forward to many more Troublesome Creek guitars and mandolins in 2022!  Includes original hard case. 

Serial #040
AMW Price: $2,495 (Online checkout)

For more information, email or call (412) 422-0710

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