September 11th 2001 was a day that changed the world. For the many loving people who call this planet home, their response was, “How can I help?” Clint Black called and asked us to join with him in providing assistance. Together we decided it was the families who had lost ones so dear that needed to know the world is still a caring and warm place. He wanted us to make him two American Flag, Hollow Drop Tops. One would become his main stage guitar, demonstrating undying support for America, and its identical twin would be auctioned on eBay with the proceeds going to this worthy cause. Clint came over for a visit while these unique instruments were in process and signed the backs of the guitars to make them just that much more special.
Next week we will give you the expanded version of the story and show you more exclusive pictures.
For now we will provide a few hyperlinks so you can enjoy the whole event. If you are feeling magnanimous go ahead and participate in the eBay “Auction for America” with the knowledge that sharing your good fortune will provide other human beings with a renewed sense of hope—and it is hope that leads to all things greater.
Clint’s web site tells more about the event this way.
1. Clint signing the guitars while Tom reminds him, “it’s i before n.” He knew that.
2. Two too cool guys with two cool guitar bodies
3. The famous signature
4. Dave Wakefield after completing one of these American beauties.
5. Tom jamming at his desk.
MODEL: – Hollow Drop Top
FINISH: – American Flag with Binding
BODY WOOD: – Maple Top with Alder Back
BODY WOOD BACK COLOR: – White
NECK WOOD: – Maple
HEADSTOCK COLOR: – Natural
NECK BACK FINISH: – Satin
NECK BACKSHAPE: – +.030 T/A Standard
NUT WIDTH: – 1 11/16th-inch
SCALE LENGTH: – 25 1/2-inch
FRETS: – Heavy
BRIDGE: – Vintage Tremolo with Piezo Pickup
HARDWARE COLOR: – Chrome
PICKGUARD: – n/a
NECK PICKUP: – SA1R
MIDDLE PICKUP: – SA1
BRIDGE PICKUP: – HO1+
SWITCHING: – B5 with Add-Bridge Switch for 13 Sounds
PICKUP COVERS: – na/
PICKUP RINGS: – Black
STRING GAUGE REQUESTED: – .010-.046