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Zuni Guitars
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Length: 11:12

Michael Blank, co-owner of the Root Beer Saloon in Alto Pass and an avid outdoorsman and taxidermist who has turned his experiences in the outdoors into a thriving business housed in the back of the restaurant. Blank is the founder of Zuni Guitars, and is a respected expert in identifying, acquiring, and preparing unique woods, which he uses to create one-of-a-kind, custom-made guitars. Blank, who calls his guitars “the best of the best,” uses exhibition grade wood and specializes in the figured maples of North America, including Birdseye, Fiddleback, Curly, Spalted, and Quilted. These beautiful guitars also have a unique sound, as demonstrated by blues musician Bruce Zimmerman, a friend of Blank's, and Zimmerman's band, The Water Street Band, who perform the first and third Sunday at the historic Port Cape restaurant in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 602