In October of 2014, we ran a highly successful 22 day Kickstarter for the Thalia Capo. We are very grateful to the 4,252 backers who helped us launch our company! In commemoration of their important contribution, we created our Kickstarter Backer Wall, which we modeled after the wall of inductees found at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Thank you backers! Be sure to check out our story film too!
When we think about Thanksgiving, we think about the festivities. Turkey and Cranberry sauce, Thanksgiving day football, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – you know what we mean. But, at its core, Thanksgiving is about, well, giving thanks. And that goes for us guitarists as well. Here at Thalia, we’re been thinking about the guitar-related things to be thankful for this holiday season. These are some of our observations.Read More
“When I picked it up, I was completely humbled. It was a shock-and-awe moment. It changed everything I’d ever thought about acoustic guitars leading up to that point… It was the most amazing acoustic guitar I’d ever played or heard.”
When it comes to guitars, it takes a lot to impress Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. The top-hatted axe-wielder owns more than 100 instruments, with plenty of vintage Gibson Les Pauls, Martin D-18s and Gibson J-200s featuring in his collection. But then, the guitar Slash was playing was quite unlike any other instrument in existence. Built by master guitar maker Reuben Forsland, the JOI jumbo acoustic Slash played that day was made from “the Tree.”“The Tree” is something of a legend in guitar luthier circles. It’s the source of a mythic, unusually dense, centuries old mahogany that’s uniquely quilted, uniquely beautiful, and coveted by master guitar builders and their rock star clients. If you want a guitar made from this legendary wood though, it’ll come at a price – somewhere in the region of $30,000 to $40,000. But what is “the Tree,” and where did it come from? Read on and find out…
When it comes to tonewood, mahogany carries some serious weight in the guitar world, both literally and metaphorically.
A mainstay in both acoustic and electric guitar manufacturing, it’s been used to make some of the most iconic instruments of all time. And, it’s prized in lutherie for both its aesthetic and sonic properties.
Today, we’re getting to grips with mighty mahogany; its varieties, its tonal characteristics and its sustainability.