Moonstone Guitars

Flaming Tremolo

Posted by Steve Helgeson on Sep.15, 2007

Guitar of the Month September 2007
Built from Extremely flamed woods for someone who inspired many

22 fret through-body neck carved from premium seasoned extreme curly Hard Rock Eastern Maple
Bookmatched Flamed bubinga “V” wings laminated to African Black Limba body cores
Thunderbird Paua Abalone inlays inlaid into African Ebony fretboard
Gold~Wilkinson trem/graphite nut/ Sperzel locking tuners
Seymour Duncan ‘Seth lover” humbuckers

“Recently Moonstone Guitars was commissioned by Gary Gordon of the well-known 104 year old jewelry firm his grandfather founded, Samuel Gordon Company of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Gary was a drummer for several rock groups in the Southwest many years ago, and developed friendships with several famous players. Those friendships have endured for decades. This guitar will be presented at Christmastime this year to one of his closest friends, a musicians’ musician, a man who many describe as being a turning point in the modernization of rock guitar playing as we now know it. This artist influenced Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Dickie Betts, and many more. It will be a very memorable Christmas for this talented, revered member of the guitar community. Stay tuned, his identity will be revealed after he the first of the year!”

This guitar was a pleasure to build.
Thanks Gary,

1 comment for this entry:
  1. Martin Macary

    So who was the guitarist???

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