This House Is Your House

The Woody Guthrie Home Reconstruction Project

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Limited Edition Woody Guthrie London House Southern Jumbo Acoustic

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This House Is Your House has teamed with legendary guitar maker Gibson Brands to create a guitar unlike any other in the world...

Out of the dust bowl plains of America comes a guitar as unique as the man it is named for.  The 2014 Woody Guthrie London House Model Southern Jumbo is one of only eight guitars created from the childhood home of American icon Woody Guthrie. Carefully crafted from the original wood of Guthrie’s boyhood home in Okemah, OK (the home he so lovingly described in his autobiography Bound For Glory), this guitar is the closest one can come to holding the Woody Guthrie legacy in his hand. Tailored from wood carefully extricated from the first floor joists of Guthrie’s childhood bedroom, this is the actual wood that created the home where Guthrie began his journey into becoming the man we all know and love... and a man who defines the spirit of the American artist.

 

The acclaimed luthiers of Gibson’s Montana facility have crafted fingerboards and bridges from the very white oak joists of Woody’s childhood home, adding them to the foundation of a solid AA-Sitka spruce top and solid Honduran mahogany back and sides that together blend tonal sweetness and outstanding projection, characteristics which have made the Southern Jumbo popular with solo folk singer and contemporary singer-songwriter alike. Add a luscious Vintage Sunburst finish in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose with multi-ply soundhole rosette and period-correct “firestripe” pickguard, a solid mahogany neck with vintage “V” profile, characteristic split-parallelogram fingerboard inlays, and a traditional “banner” headstock decal, and the Woody Guthrie London House Model Southern Jumbo is entirely evocative of a golden age in American acoustic music.

 

This limited edition series has only eight guitars and no future models will be created. This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime item and can only be found here. All proceeds from these guitars will go directly to Woody Guthrie London House, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. 

 

UPDATE: THE PUBLIC AUCTIONS FOR THESE GUITARS IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM.  CHECK BACK TO THIS PAGE FOR DETAILED AUCTION INFO AND A LINK TO THE AUCTION SITE.

 

If you are interesting in purchasing one of these limited edition, truly unique, and once-in-a-lifetime items, please contact Johnny Buschardt at jbuschardt@gmail.com or WoodyGguitars@gmail.com. Serious inquiries only please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interesting in purchasing one of these limited edition, truly unique, and once-in-a-lifetime items, please contact Johnny Buschardt at jbuschardt@gmail.com. Serious inquiries only please.