Special Old Growth “Corkwood” White PIne Zaftig!! Now taking orders in all models of this special limited run old growth wood!! The story behind the guitar: In the early 1600s in a white pine forest in what was not yet northern Michigan a sapling was just starting to grow. Fast forward roughly 300 years somewhere around 1910 that old growth north Michigan white pine forest was coming to the end of being completely harvested. Among those were an elite bunch of “corkwood” trees they were the best, having almost no knots, extremely tall being roughly 300 year old they were perfect for boards that would make structures needing longer than 16 foot lumber. In 1913 a building was raised that used these lengthy elite timbers to house the horses that would pull the historic Des Moines IA’s Fire House #11’s equipment. 400 years later in 2005 Timothy Thelen of BilT Guitars bought this old Horse Barn structure which would later house BilT Guitars itself and removing some of the Old Growth Northern Michigan White “Corkwood” in remodeling BilT, it was used to make this very Special BilT “Corkwood” Zaftig with 3 Lollar Goldfoils and a Black Mastery Bridge and Vibrato.