Here's Bill Kirchen demonstrating his NYC reclaimed pine Carmine street tele,
with Dan Erlewine and just generally being a cool guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Rfv0dQttM
How horrible it is to have so many people killed!---And what a blessing one
cares for none of them!
From: Ed Minch
To: Cal Meier
Cc: William Ghio via OldTools
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: [OldTools] The bones of NewYork being turned into guitars
Everybody has a gimmick - his is pretty interesting
> On Aug 7, 2018, at 4:48 PM, Cal Meier wrote:
> The following showed up on CBS News this morning. But, it appears that if you
do a search you can find links going back at least 6 years about this shop. One
or more people are making guitars from the wood they have salvage from old
buildings that have been long gone or are now being torn down. Apparently
when you can state that the wood in the guitar came from a certain semi-iconic
building (the Beams and Boards have names on them) they multiply in value.
Also, when famous people play the electric guitars, the audience/demand for them
grows. The video I saw showed some parts of acoustic guitars hanging around on
the walls, but most, if not all, of the guitars the man was making appear to be
> I endorse the idea of this gentleman making a living from his collected
inventory of very old and dry wood. I also smile at the thought of having his
92 year old mother still in the shop taking orders. Hope they can get along.
> Down deep, I think there are other people out there in New York also salvaging
at least the big pieces. Reclaiming wood is not limited to the old barns and
abandoned homes of the rural and (sometimes) urban South.
> Take care,
> Cal Meier
> Central Louisiana
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