Creston Electric

PHOTOS BY JESSICA ANDERSON
2013-03-09
OLD WOOD, TRADITIONAL

LUKE DOUCET'S WATER TANK CUSTOM

Luke Doucet's guitar: western red cedar body that began its vocational life as a stave in a locomotive water tank on the trans-American railroad, circa late-1860s. In 1902, made redundant by a change in locomotive efficiency, it was torn down and recoopered into a pickle vat stave at a Fort Collins, CO pickle operation. In 1992, it was torn down again and sat dormant, air drying in the Rocky Mountains, until 2013 when it found itself assembled into this guitar.

Mahogany / rosewood neck, Lollar 1950's-wind P90 pickups, single volume control, custom vibrato tailpiece,

I got to hear Luke play this guitar the day he got it. It's true what they say about him.


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