A Series Fenland Black Oak (Classical)
Created using native hardwoods, 5,000 year old Fenland black oak, along with local figured sycamore and the finest aged European spruce, and then bound in horn and bone with engraved neolithic designs. These guitars, due to the scarcity of black oak can only be made as part of a limited edition.
5,000 years ago a rise in sea level flooded the East Anglian Fenland basin which, at the time, was densely forested by gigantic oak trees. These spectacular trees died standing in salt water and eventually fell into the silt of what was once the forest floor, where they have been preserved under anaerobic conditions, until now.
Fenland black oak (also known as bog oak) is challenging to dry, if successful the dried timber is the rarest and most valuable of hardwoods. It has many unique and beautiful qualities. Looking sensational, it has a density similar to rosewood and, most importantly to us, makes wonderful sounding guitars.