2001 Birthday Surprise

-Contributed by Barry Beringer-

This guitar was my dad’s all-time favorite.  He loved it so much that he was careful about who he ever let touch it.  However, he didn’t make it.  He did, however, teach my then 18 year old nephew, James, to build instruments.  James saved and borrowed money to build this guitar.  The wood is Hawaiian Koa with a spruce top and maple neck and binding.  The fingerboard is rosewood and the sound is unbelievable.  With dad’s guidance, James built this truly fine guitar.  Then, to everyone’s surprise, when he was finished he gave it to his “Grandpa” for his birthday.  Be sure to read the inscription.