Grez Guitars’ Smugglers Bridge Folsom sports millennia-old salvaged wood

It spent 1,000 years as a tree, 100 years as a bridge, and now it’s an axe.

Grez Guitars Smugglers bridge folsom

Photo: Philip Pavliger

Custom guitar builders Grez Guitars has unveiled a limited-edition run of its Folsom electric guitar. The Smugglers Bridge Folsom sports a body fashioned out of 1,000-year-old, salvaged redwood.

The guitar’s one-piece redwood body was reclaimed from the Smugglers Bridge in Humboldt County in California. According to Grez Guitars: “This wood was a tree for about 1,000 years, a bridge for 100 years and now a guitar!”

Paired to the guitar’s reclaimed redwood body is a Honduran mahogany neck with a Macassar ebony fingerboard. The guitar also sports a pickguard that’s been cut for TV Jones’ Universal Mount pickups – which can be easily fitted with Filter’Tron pickups, without modification.

The Smugglers Bridge Folsom’s hardware configuration can be customised – or modelled after one of three standard Folsom models to include: a Tele-style string-through bridge, a Mastery bridge, a Grez trapeze tailpiece or a Bigsby B5. Custom electronics configurations are similarly available upon request.

The Smugglers Bridge Folsom begins shipping in July. One variant (pictured above), equipped with P-90s, a Mastery bridge and a Bigsby B5, is priced at $3,180.

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