When I first saw a photograph of the manuel rodriguez c1 guitar on the Internet, my first thought was “that looks like the guitar that my father bought for me when I was a teenager!” But when I saw the price tag that made me realize right away that was not anything like my guitar of my youth. Curiious, I started to read the description of the guitar and was quite impressed to learn that the wood that is used to make this guitar is aged for two years before the tree is cut in to lumbar. I tried to imagine, or perhaps I should say visualize, how and where these tree-length logs are stored for two years. I wondered if the logs were cut into three or four foot lengths, or if they were really tree-length. I’d love to take a tour of the facility that builds these instruments!