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Sunset Melody

9/11 Wormy Chestnut Tele

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The Full Story

This guitar was built to both honor those lost on that terrible day in 2001, and to benefit the Black Mountain VFW Post 9157, whose historic building is in need of major restorative care.


  Offered for your decades of enjoyment is this custom hand-crafted Telecaster-style guitar by Black Mountain's very own John Czarnecki.  


  • An authentic piece of WTC steel, laser engraved with the two Towers and Building 7, all of which collapsed following the 9/11 Attack, is inlaid into the body.  

  • Body is of wormy chestnut, oil-finished, laser engraved with "Never Forget"

  • Schroeder top-loading bridge

  • Custom hand-wound pickups by Odezza Handwound

  • Fender 3-way switch, CTS 250k pots with dome knobs, and Schaller locking strap buttons

  • The neck is of quartersawn wormy chestnut, laminated for added rigidity with two layers of rosewood, thereby recalling the two Towers

  • Truss rod adjustment at the heel with a Grainger adjusting drum

  • a fingerboard of Madagascar ebony with a 12" radius, StewMac medium high frets, totally cool black mother of pearl fret markers front and side which actually disappear, a hand-crafted bone nut, and Grover Deluxe tuners.  WTC certificate of authenticity is included.  

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