Most of you know Brian Michael as the head of our repair shop not many folks know he is also a fine luthier. This is primarily because he only makes a couple of guitars a year and most of them are already spoken for so we almost never have one for sale. That is why we are very pleased that he found the time to make this TG Granite specially for the store. Brian is originally from New Hampshire, the Granite State, which is why it has the name it does.
The guitar is also made from woods that are native to New Hampshire. The neck is rock maple with a hornbeam fretboard. The body is made from an 85-year-old slab of butternut with a carved one-piece birdseye maple cap. In the past decade or two butternut trees have been infected with a fungus that has wiped out a large percentage of the living trees, making it a very scarce wood these days. The nut is made from a moose antler that Brian's father when walking in the woods near his house in New Hampshire. The shape is inspired by Fender's venerable Telecaster that has carved contours that recall Gibson's classic SG. The pickups are Lollar SCFHs and the bridge is a Mastery M-7. This guitar sounds great and is very easy to play. Stop by and play it soon because I suspect it won't be here long.
stock no. 53603
|Model||TG Granite State|
|Top||One-Piece Birds-Eye Maple|
|Nut width||1 11/16" Moose Antler|
|Bridge material||Mastery M7|
|Neck material||Figured Rock Maple|
|Body wood||85 Year Old Butternut|
|Neck profile||'59 Style|
|Pickups||Lollar Single Coil For Humbucker (N,B)|