Tunnel 13 Tenor #23
We are consistently super impressed with the tone, feel, and look of Petros custom ukuleles. This one is, though, is simply incredible. One of the best sounding ukes ever made.
Southern Pacific Railroad's Siskiyou Summit Tunnel #13 was built in the 1880s 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 tonewood, air-dried in this tunnel for more than 120 years. Paired with lightweight, figured Claro Walnut from Oregon and a lightweight Butternut neck from Wisconsin, this ukulele is light as a feather with the resonance of a 120 year old uke.
After a century of silence, Petros Tunnel 13 Redwood® ukuleles are giving voice to the remarkable Redwood of Tunnel 13.
Since 1972, Bruce Petros has been building unique, custom, handmade instruments for discerning players and collectors. Matthew Petros has been building alongside his father since the year 2000. Building on a 40 year legacy of guitar making, they began building Ukuleles in 2012 and have fallen in love with the instrument, the people and the process.
This Tunnel 13 tenor sounds unreal, fat tone all the way up the fretboard. It's a very lightweight instrument, very resonant, and filled with beautiful artistic design. We think you're gonna love this ukulele!
This is a short excert from our last podcast (Ep 19.47 w Kimo Hussey)
Pictures and video show the exact instrument now available! Includes an Oahu top-of-the-line Fiberglass Hardshell Case and Oasis Humidifier.