Chris La Jaunie's second guitar: Chambered 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 2012 when it found itself assembled into this guitar.
Mahogany neck / rosewood fretboard, Seymour Duncan Custom Shop alnico staple pickups, Bigsby B5, bakelite pickguard, antique bakelte radio knobs. Sarah Ryan brushwork.