(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 for their soundboards, backs and sides.
We're finally able to over another new Troublesome Creek guitar, this one a slope shouldered dreadnought with Adirondack spruce top/braces, black walnut back/sides. Walnut is, in our opinion, a very underrated wood for back and sides. It's not particularly exotic, visually, but it has similar tonal properties to mahogany, often with a little bit more sustain. This guitar is very lightweight, it's great when a guitar this big is so easy to pick up!
The aesthetic is very workmanlike: simple single-ring rosette, black binding on the top only, black headstock logo and chrome tuners with black buttons. 1 23/32" nut with 2 3/16" string spacing at the saddle, long 25 1/2" scale. The neck is a comfortable modified low oval shape. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and pins. The entire guitar has a thin, satin open-pore finish. Includes hard case.
AMW Price: $2,150 (Online checkout)
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