Cunningham chosen a number of the best woods to construct the guitar. “It’s all top-shelf tonewood I’ve been ready for the fitting time to make use of on a particular instrument,” mentioned Cunningham. “I’m most pleased with the match and end and the sound of the guitar. Some devices simply come collectively … the best way you need, and this one is unquestionably certainly one of my favorites.”
Floyd Nation Retailer proprietor and Handmade Music Faculty founder Dylan Locke was blown away by the instrument and hopes to extend consciousness of Jackson Cunningham’s craftsmanship by means of the fundraiser.
“Every part about this guitar is spectacular. He didn’t maintain again in any respect,” Locke mentioned. “The precision of Jackson’s craftsmanship is wonderful. The inlays, the frets, the pick-guard, the sunburst are flawless. And it has an attractive tone and really feel.”
Raised in rural southern Oregon, Jackson Cunningham grew up in a house the place music and woodworking have been a lifestyle. His father was a grasp craftsman, and these expertise have been handed down at a really younger age. Household ties and a love of music introduced Cunningham to Southwest Virginia, the place he started constructing devices full time with the beneficiant assist of many native luthiers, together with Audrey Hash Ham, daughter of pioneering fiddle-maker Albert Hash. Working with Ham impressed Cunningham to pursue constructing devices full time and led to visits with different proficient native luthiers like Floyd County banjo-maker Mac Traynham, Grayson County guitar-maker Wayne Henderson and Floyd County fiddle-maker Arthur Conner, in addition to many others.