Ebony , African , from a sustainable sawmill cooperative in Cameroon , Africa
Top , bottom and headstock wood is over 300 years old oak, from the Swedish shipwrecks. After 300 years in the baltic sea, the tree changes both in weight and in sound, something similar to swamp ash,
Midsection of the body is over 100 years old Brazilian Mahogany, some wood I have stored for many years
Schaller gold f series locking tuners
CTS Emerson pro pots . Switch craft 3 way switch, stereo switch craft jack out for better ground connection. Vintage USA wire. Copper shielded .
25” PRS scale, stainless medium frets .
This Liep custom handmade guitar was made of over 300 years old oak, taken up from the reef out of Sose, Southern Bornholm - and dried for over 10 years.
Here is the history of this guitar.
The big shipwreck
4th-5th December 1678 a snowstorm crossed the waters south of Bornholm. Visibility was poor. Early in the night a convoy of Swedish ships came out of course and went on the road at Sose Rev south of Rønne.
There were so many vessels that the Bornholm coasters thought it was an invasion! The militia was assembled with the old "uprising hero" from 1658, Jens Kofoed, as one of the leaders. He spoke that the Swedes who appeared on the beach were to be massacred, but he did not get his will through.
The shipwrecked were not only soldiers, but also their families, ie women and children. It was the Swedish force in Pomerania, which had retreated. They were sailing away from Peenemünde on the German Baltic coast, and headed for Karlshamn and Kalmar. The first seven ships reached the course, but the following 17 ships lost contact with the front and proceeded to the sand banks. Some fell immediately, others were quickly turned to wreck. Military equipment and quantities of civilian households were scattered, some were saved, but much was the change of the sea.
Ca. 1500 people drowned. Just as many were rescued in good condition and should be housed and eaten. Most were put to work for the food, but it was a difficult situation. Bornholms continued to suffer from miscarriage and disease. The soldiers and military equipment were transferred to Copenhagen.
Soldiers and material from the shipwreck at Sose were transferred to Copenhagen. Officers had to sign off not to conduct hostile acts against Denmark. The military equipment was transferred to the Danish Navy, including cannons, one of which is at the Tøjhus Museum, one in Oslo. These cannons have engraved "Borringholm 1678". The canoe at the Tøjhus Museum went down with the Danish ship "Dannebrog" during the Battle of Køge Bay in 1710 and again in 1873 on another ship of the same name! Military taboos from Soseforliset are also located at the Tøjhus Museum. Large amounts of musket spheres have been found in different sizes.