Tunnel 13 Tenor #23
Southern Pacific Railroad's Siskiyou Summit Tunnel #13 was built in the 1880’s using virgin Redwood timbers harvested in Southwestern Oregon. These timbers witnessed the October 11, 1923 hold up of the SP Train 13 Gold Special, pulling 13 cars, by the DeAutremont brothers. Four men were killed in the robbery attempt.
When these magnificent Redwood timbers were salvaged from this historic tunnel after a fire in 2004, Petros Guitars managed to acquire some of the nicer sections.
When these diamonds in the rough were opened up, it was discovered to be exceptional, master-grade tone wood, air dried in this tunnel for more than 120 years. Paired with light weight, figured Claro Walnut from Oregon and a light weight Butternut neck from Wisconsin, this ukulele is light as a feather with the resonance of a 120 year old uke.
After a century of silence, Petros Tunnel 13 Redwood® ukuleles are giving voice to the remarkable Redwood of Tunnel 13.
Top: Tunnel 13 Redwood
Back & Sides: 4A Curly Claro Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony, Bound in Cherry
Bridge: Ebony with Inlay
Nut and Saddle: Vintage Amber Buffalo Bone
Purfling: Western Purflex®
Rosette: Tunnel 13 with DichroLam
Sound Port: Bound with Cherry
Lower Bout: 9 1/4 Inches
Waist: 5 5/8 Inches
Upper Bout: 6 1/2 Inches
Depth: 2 7/8 Inches
Scale: 17 Inches
Nut: Width: 1 3/8 Inches
Bridge Spacing: 1 11/16 Inches