BCS Podcast: Sean Kochel of Kochel Guitars

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Kochel Guitars are created with reclaimed materials from Montana, combining history and tradition.  The body of the guitars are crafted from antique wood salvaged from local buildings, originally erected from old growth timber. The neck of the Kochel guitars are made from various native woods. The fingerboards are reclaimed and shaped by such things as scrub oak pallets and other American hardwoods. Each fret board has spent ammo cartridges as fret markers. The nut is fabricated from the bones of native Montana bison and elk.  The saddles are constructed from salvaged barn wood incorporating an antique nail or an old skeleton key. Each box guitar comes as acoustic/electric.  In this day and age when most things are discarded and forgotten, Kochel Guitars takes great pride in reusing our resources and preserving the past.  These treasured guitars are steeped in history along with an American folk tradition.

Here’s Sean. a5fbbf3d9135bca6f226d31c96ce0ff5

And here are some pics of his incredible, hand crafted guitars.

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Now take a listen to this recent interview with Sean Kochel himself.

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