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2011 Petros Tunnel 13 Claro Walnut/Redwood
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Status
Sold
Brand
Petros
Product Year
2011
Model
Tunnel 13
Serial #
19
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
4646
Condition
Mint
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Walnut - Claro
Top
Redwood
Neck Wood
Butternut
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Abalone and Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Pearwood
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Pearwood
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Carved Pearwood Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.625 in
Upper Bout
11.3125 in
Lower Bout
15.4375 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4.25 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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The Tunnel 13 Redwood guitars by Bruce Petros have been some of our consistent favorites here at the shop. This particular instrument is one that has a strong, yet supple voice, one that takes effortlessly to intricate and sustaining fingerstyle pieces and retains excellent note separation between the strings. This pianistic voice is the result of Bruce's masterful building style using some of the finest Salvaged Redwood available on the planet in combination with its soulmate of a tonewood - Claro Walnut - back and sides. These two woods really do seem to make consistently rich, full sounding instruments, but it is Bruce's abilities, honed by decades of practice, that give this one its refined, bell-like clarity. This is the only 12 fret cutaway version of the Tunnel 13 that we have ever heard of and it honestly is the best sounding one we've encountered to date. Gorgeous appointments like the carved Pearwood buttons and inlay and upgraded Abalone top trim make this a rare guitar that will have heads turning no matter where you take it. A five-star look, feel, play, history and sound.

Here is the full story from the Petros Website: Southern Pacific Railroad's Siskiyou Summit Tunnel #13 was built in the 1880's using virgin Redwood timbers harvested in Southwestern Oregon. These timbers witnessed the October 11, 1923 hold up of the SP Train 13 Gold Special, pulling 13 cars, by the DeAutremont brothers. Four men were killed in the robbery attempt. When these magnificent Redwood timbers were salvaged from this historic tunnel after a fire in 2004, Petros Guitars managed to acquire some of the nicer sections. When these diamonds in the rough were opened up, it was discovered to be exceptional, master-grade tone wood, air dried in this tunnel for more than 120 years. Paired with light weight, figured Claro Walnut from Oregon and a light weight Butternut neck from Wisconsin, this guitar is light as a feather (3 pounds, 14 ounces) with the resonance of a 120 year old guitar. After a century of silence, Petros Tunnel 13 Redwood guitars are giving voice to the remarkable Redwood of Tunnel 13.

I have played enough of Bruce's Tunnel 13 guitars to know that I would love this one before I even played it. It has the full scope of the Petros voice that Bruce is so well known for - big, full and warm, but somehow with a focus and clarity that is often absent in instruments with these tonal qualities.
 
The workmanship and tone are really great on this instrument. It has that classic Petros sound with lots of warmth and great overtones.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS REDWOOD,
WALNUT - CLARO

The Tunnel 13 Redwood guitars by Bruce Petros have been some of our consistent favorites here at the shop. This particular instrument is one that has a strong, yet supple voice, one that takes effortlessly to intricate and sustaining fingerstyle pieces and retains excellent note separation between the strings.
 

I have played enough of Bruce's Tunnel 13 guitars to know that I would love this one before I even played it. It has the full scope of the Petros voice that Bruce is so well known for - big, full and warm, but somehow with a focus and clarity that is often absent in instruments with these tonal qualities.
 
The workmanship and tone are really great on this instrument. It has that classic Petros sound with lots of warmth and great overtones.
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