香港 Tunnel 13 Redwood 家族

Tunnel 13 Redwood 毒性持續曼延,到今日我支 Tunnel 13 Redwood DS12 已經多咗兩個細佬妹啦。連第四支都準備出世,短短一年內四支傳說級面板嘅結他抵港,速度之快,連 Bourgeois 果邊都嚇一跳。

我諗起一年前去 Bourgeois 廠,
我同自己講,我要將最好嘅嘢帶返黎香港,係因為,香港真係仲有好多好有心嘅結他手。佢哋值得,值得擁有最好。

我做到了。

Last year I was waken by a YouTube notification in a sunday morning, and watching my friend Matthew Chulka guitar’s review. 2 mins later, my drowsiness was all vanished and I jumped out of my bed. I still didn’t believe what I just heard, especially the review was just playing through phone speaker only!

That’s the magic. Tunnel 13 Redwood, welcome to my life.

It’s so rare in market (I was told there may be only around 100 sets in the world). I was very lucky to obtain this legendary grade of tonewood, the greatest part in which I believe is this serve as a support of Tunnel structure before the fire. This set of “survivors” was straightly sent to Bourgeois Guitars, pairing with a set of heavily figured master-grade of cocobolo which I picked during the Factory visit. And 3 months later, this beauty is knocking my door.

This is the first Tunnel 13 guitar Bourgeois even built, and the result is really astonishing. Unlike cedar or traditional redwood, the stiffness of this beauty is so high, resulting extra boost of volume and crisp high end articulation in a woody tone. It’s rarely seen in a redwood top guitar before, at least, not my experience.

Yesterday 2 siblings ordered by my students were just arrived. Same spec (T13 + Coco), different body and different taste of “balance” (It’s hard to find a Bourgeois Guitar with an unbalance tone, I could conclude that after trying around 100 Bourgeois Guitars overall). Everyone is chilled in this unboxing night.

The fourth one is coming this year again, it’s the last set of my collection already. As we both know, legendary stuff won’t last forever. Sad, but true.

Thank you Dana Bourgeois for building this entire Tunnel 13 Redwood family. And thanks Matthew Chulka for your inspiring reviews!