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Cole Clark Guitars
Cole Clark combines classical construction with innovative design and manufacturing techniques to produce a lighter, stronger, unique guitar with a natural amplified sound.
Cole Clark steel string acoustic guitars are the only main stream acoustic to use a Spanish heel or integral neck construction. This means the neck is glued to the face along with the sides and the back so the neck is one piece all the way to the sound hole. On other guitars, the body is made then the neck attached, mostly with a bolt or dove tail join. Due to our method, the sound is unique. Cole Clark also has a carved top and back and uses a ridge system to join the sides to the top and back instead of kerfing.
House of Musical Traditions is proud to be carrying these instruments not simply because we think they're great-sounding instruments, but because their environmental policies meet up with our own in a very "Takoma Park" kind of way.
Here's an excerpt from Cole Clark's "Environmental Statement" :
"...we used the lessons learnt from guitar makers in North America and Europe and explored our own country, Australia [to find sustainable] tone woods which are sometimes similar and sometimes unique to traditional [endangered] tone woods. As of October 2015 Cole Clark production and sales show ... apart from the fingerboard and bridge, around 85% of our guitars are made from 100% sustainable timbers."
More information about Cole Clark Guitars and sustainability can be found on their website here: coleclarkguitars.com