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Named after the September Earthquake, Guitar Series 7.1 is a family of seven guitars.The wood was donated by the owners of many historic and iconic Christchurch buildings that fell in the earthquake. The seven guitars are each named after the building from where the wood came from and each guitar in the series tells its own story. “In many cases the timber itself dictated the story and each piece could be given a new life and an entirely new purpose.

This one is about “putting things back together”. In this case the distressed rimu is stitched together with jarrah stringers.

This hard wood is known for its stability and durability and it provides a strong backbone to the aged and weaker timber.
It tells the story of providing strength to the weak.

Ohinetahi is one of Canterbury’s most treasured landmark buildings, which were severely damaged in the earthquake.
The luxury lodge, built in 1912, had six brick chimneys collapse and fall into the centre of the roof and was itself in need of strengthening and extensive repair.
This guitar had to reflect that often repeated story. Strengthen and repair.

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The Auction for this guitar will close during the Cocktail Evening on February 24th allowing people at the event to bid along with people from around the country. A team of Heart Strings staff will be available on lap tops to take bids on the night. You do not have to have a Trade Me account to bid on the night. If you do have a Trade Me account you can also bid using the Trade Me iPhone App. All Live bids will be updated on Trade Me so that bidders located elsewhere can see any bids from the event.
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  • Nationwide$25.00
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Christchurch City, Canterbury, NZ

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  • NZ bank deposit