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Old 05-07-2021, 03:17 PM
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Arrow Relisted: Kwasnycia "Tunnel 13" Redwood - African Blackwood 000 w/ Hoffee Case

Relisted at new lower price.

For your consideration is a unique and beautiful custom build from Dennis Kwasnycia, commissioned and built in 2011. At that time, Kwasnycia had acquired some rare "Tunnel 13" Redwood.

This wood is from reclaimed Redwood beams that were used to support "Tunnel 13" of the Southern Pacific Railroad in Oregon. The tunnel (site of "The Last Great American Train Robbery") was constructed using Virgin Redwood timbers in the 1880s, wood that had spent over 120 years air-drying. If you're not already familiar with that story, send a message for more info.

From this batch of storied wood, Kwasnycia produced a limited series of guitars with "Tunnel 13" Redwood tops. This guitar is number 2 of 13 guitars in that series.

For the back and sides Kwasnycia used a lovely set of African Blackwood which pairs beautifully both visually and sonically with the Tunnel 13 Redwood.

The African Blackwood has a striking bit of sapwood at the center and at it's apex is a "Luna Moth" inlay expertly crafted from a copious number of abalone pieces by Canadian luthier and inlay artist Mark Kett. Mark Kett's inlay work has also appeared on guitars from Linda Manzer, David Wren, Sergei de Jonge, Marc Beneteau, Dana Bourgeois among others.

With permission from Kevin Ryan, Kwasnycia beautifully incorporated Ryan's "ghost inlay" design in the rosette and fingerboard inlays for this guitar.

This guitar's comfortable C shaped 5 piece laminated neck is a joy to play. There is shimmer to the top end, a warm and pleasing mid range, responsiveness to a light touch and good balance and projection.

I am the guitar's second owner having purchased it locally from the original owner a few years ago out of his large collection. The guitar is in excellent condition, has been properly cared for and never gigged. The custom fit Hoffee case that protects it is also in excellent condition.



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Specifications:
Kwasnycia 000 #2 of 13 Tunnel 13 Redwood Guitars
African Blackwood back and sides
African Blackwood binding
Venetian Cutaway
Ebony Finger Board, Bridge, back of headstock veneer
African Blackwood Headstock Overlay
Gold Gotoh Delta 21:1 tuning machines with black buttons
Luna Moth Abalone Inlay by Mark Kett
25" scale
12 frets clear of the body
Gold EVO Fret Wire
1.75" nut width
2.25" string spacing at saddle
Lower bout depth: 4.625"
Lower bout width: 15"
Upper bout width: 10.875"
Body Length: 20.125"
Fossilized Walrus Strap and End Pins
Rosette: ABW with Ryan Ghost Inlays (with permission)
Finger Board: Ryan Ghost Inlays (with permission)
Custom Fit Hoffee Case

AGF Price was $7,995 now $7,495 shipped and paypaled in the Continental U.S. Fully insured on my Heritage Policy. Discount available if using a feeless payment method. Local pickup is available in the DFW area.


Prefer an all cash transaction, but may consider a trade with at least $5K cash component and resale potential for your trade. Trade value $7,750.


For quickest response to questions send an email to [email protected]. PM's are fine as well.

Thanks for looking, now let me hear from you!

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I spy 12 frets clear of the body. Might want that in the specs...

Beautiful!

Best on this

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Old 05-08-2021, 07:34 AM
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Default Kwasnycia "Tunnel 13" Redwood - African blackwood 000

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I spy 12 frets clear of the body. Might want that in the specs...Beautiful!
Paul
Thanks Paul, I added that bit to the specs. The 25" scale and lower bridge placement with the 12th fret neck join really hits the sonic sweet spot.

Below is a sound file link that Kwasnycia posted of Steve Eyres playing this guitar when it was brand new. Best listened to with headphones.

https://www.soundclick.com/music/son...ongID=11444295


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Another stunner there Doug......I'm suspect that one will be hard to part with.

Good luck on the sale, and someone is going to get a jewel with that gorgeous looking and sounding guitar!
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:21 PM
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Default Kwasnycia "Tunnel 13" Redwood - ABW 000

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Another stunner there Doug......I'm suspect that one will be hard to part with.

Good luck on the sale, and someone is going to get a jewel with that gorgeous looking and sounding guitar!
Thanks Jim, you're right, this guitar is one of the most beautiful and rich sounding that I've played much less owned. Whoever gets this one will indeed be receiving a crown jewel guitar!

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Dennis always makes/made phenomenal guitars. This is a beauty - best of luck on the sale.
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Wowser!! Here's a GORGEOUS guitar from a great seller. If I didn't have three guitars for sale now in my efforts to downsize, I'd be trying to make a move on this one. Tunnel 13 over Blackwood...gotta be amazing! And a 000...my favorite size too. Someone will get a honey of a guitar!

Buy with confidence. Doug does not disappoint!!
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Dennis always makes/made phenomenal guitars. This is a beauty - best of luck on the sale.
Phil
Thanks Phil, you've played enough great guitars to know. Dennis really pulled out all the stops on this commissioned "Tunnel 13"- ABW 000.

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Wowser!! Here's a GORGEOUS guitar from a great seller. If I didn't have three guitars for sale now in my efforts to downsize, I'd be trying to make a move on this one. Tunnel 13 over Blackwood...gotta be amazing! And a 000...my favorite size too. Someone will get a honey of a guitar!

Buy with confidence. Doug does not disappoint!!
Thanks so much for the kind words Mike. This Kwasnycia 000 is a beauty that sounds as good as it looks. Someone will be treating themselves to a very special guitar.

If you have any questions, let me hear from you.
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Default Tunnel 13 Redwood - ABW 000 by Dennis Kwacnycia

Weekend bump for a special Tunnel 13 - African Blackwood 000. I've had a few inquires but this one is still available. Reach out to me if you have any questions.
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Old 05-19-2021, 04:49 PM
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Default Tunnel 13 Redwood - African Blackwood 000

Mid-week bump for this rare "Tunnel 13" - African Blackwood jewel of a custom guitar.



Lots of references here and I will do what I can to get this guitar in your hands. Reach out to me if you have any questions, I'm happy to talk with you by phone about this guitar.
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Wow!!! Nice Axe!!!

All guitared up (slightly overloaded), or this would be VERY TEMPTING indeed for me.

I hope it finds a great forever home asap!

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Old 05-20-2021, 02:58 PM
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Default Kwasnycia "Tunnel 13" - ABW 000

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Wow!!! Nice Axe!!!

All guitared up (slightly overloaded), or this would be VERY TEMPTING indeed for me.

I hope it finds a great forever home asap!

Salud

Paul
Thanks Paul, it is a super nice guitar that will tempt and then delight it's new owner!
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The sound of this one must be mind-blogging. Every Tunnel 13 guitar in general I've played was just amazing, dynamically. GLWS, to echo previous comments Doug is a true gentleman to deal with.
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Default Kwasnycia "Tunnel 13" - African Blackwood 000

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The sound of this one must be mind-blogging. Every Tunnel 13 guitar in general I've played was just amazing, dynamically. GLWS, to echo previous comments Doug is a true gentleman to deal with.
Thank you for the kind words Dustin and yes, the Tunnel 13 redwood adds a special quality to the sound dynamics, especially in combination with the African Blackwood used for the back and sides. I would love to hear how it sounds in your skilled hands and may bring it to B.I.G. with me if I have it that long.

Here is an informative video from Michael Watts where he discusses his thoughts and experience with redwood tops for fingerstyle guitars which you may find interesting and informative:



Complete set of pictures of this Kwasnycia Tunnel 13 guitar can be found here.
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Old 06-20-2021, 09:58 AM
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Default Relisted with $500 price reduction!

Another commission build means this Tunnel 13 beauty is back up for sale.

Let's kick start this with a $500 price drop

$7,495 shipped in the Continental U.S.


Prefer an all cash transaction, but may consider a trade with at least $5K cash component and resale potential for your trade. Trade value $7,750.



More Pictures HERE.


Thanks for looking, now let me hear from you! PM or email to [email protected].

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