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At Winter NAMM 2000, the charismatic Santa Cruz founder and luthier Richard Hoover shows an OM made from 3,000-year-old spruce, with kauri back and sides that are even more ancient at 45,000 years old. He also presents an OM made from The Tree, a fabled fallen mahogany with intense figuring and coloring.


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