Fenland Ancient Bog Oak Acoustic Guitar Specs


de Houtwinkel Acoustic Guitar – CR.1 Bog Oak


Discover the captivating sound of this CR.1 model acoustic gutiar, a masterpiece of craftsmanship and tonal excellence. Crafted from a unique blend of premium tonewoods, this guitar is a true testament to the art of lutherie.

The centerpiece of this instrument is the neolithic bog oak, sourced from the ancient Fenland region of England. This remarkable wood, preserved for millennia, imbues the guitar with a rich, complex tone that is unmatched. Paired with the sinker mahogany from Honduras, the tonewoods work in harmony to produce a warm, balanced sound that resonates with depth and clarity.

Despite its smaller body size(similar to GS Mini), the CR.1 delivers an unparalleled sonic experience. The modified X-bracing on the top and the active back design work together to amplify the natural resonance of the wood, resulting in a responsive and dynamic playing experience.

Meticulously handcrafted by master luthier Daryl vanderGroef, this guitar is a true work of art. From the careful selection of materials to the precise attention to detail, every aspect of this CR.1 model has been thoughtfully considered to provide you with an instrument of uncompromising quality and tone.

Details listed below

Model: CR.1 2024 yr.

Back/Sides: Bog oak(England 4,000 – 5,000 years old)

Top: Honduran Sinker mahogany(Est. 400+ years old)

Neck: Honduran mahogany – scarf joint

Binding: Curly koa with maple/ebony purfling

Fretboard/Bridge: Macassar ebony – Diospyros celebica – pinless bridge

Rosette: Segmented spalted maple burl and ebony

Headstock: Solid – Macassar ebony headplate with truss rod access

Tuners: Rubner(Germany)

Strings: Black Diamond Brand VT Series N600XLB

Fret-wire: Jescar nickel/silver mediums

Fret-markers: Spalted maple burl/koa

Special Notes: 13th fret attachment, 24.750″ scale length, hard shell case included

Nut Width: 1.750″(bone nut/saddle)

Body dimensions: Upper-bout – 10″ Lower-bout – 14.375″ Waist – 8.625″

Maximum depth – 4″ Body length – 17.5″

Bracing: Modified “X” top bracing with carbon fiber bridge plate – Active back bracing(Gore method)

Frequency Response: T(1,1)1: 131Hz T(1,1)2: 237Hz T(1,1)3: 245Hz

*Pickup can be installed if requested for an additional fee.