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This exquisite acoustic guitar was custom made for the woodnut by Lance McCollum. The soundboard (top) is made from curly redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum)The sides and back were made from fiddleback California claro walnut (Juglans hindsii ). 12 different types of wood were used in the construction of this McCollum masterpiece. Lance not only created something beautiful to behold, he created one of the most extraordinary sounding acoustic guitars this musician has ever had the pleasure of playing. I included a picture of Lance playing the guitar on the day he called me to come get it, June 2004.
My dear friend Lance McCollum passed away on February 1, 2009. Lance touched the lives of many people in a very profound way. His memory lives on through the many musical instruments he created and the friends he made along the way.