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HOLDEN VILLAGE SPECIAL EDITION
OF THE GS MINI GUITAR

This limited edition of the Taylor GS Mini guitar is the result of an unprecedented partnership between guitar makers and non-profit organizations to promote music while helping bring clean drinking water to those in need. Crafted from 250-year-old Engelmann spruce trees logged from a mine remediation project in the North Cascades, the purchase of each guitar helps fund clean water projects in Central America. Play a piece of history and support Holden Village and the work of El Porvenir and Living Waters for the World to provide more clean water in the developing world.

All of the guitars have been sold and are no longer available.  Thanks to everyone who made this project possible.

 
holden-guitar-project-old-growth-engelmann-spruceSoundboards Crafted from

OLD GROWTH ENGELMANN SPRUCE

The soundboards of the Holden Village Special Edition of the GS Mini guitars are crafted from the wood of these 250- year-old Engelmann spruce trees, creating a unique and beautiful instrument with exceptional sound. Read More.

 
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SUPPORT CLEAN WATER PROJECTS
FOR THOSE IN NEED

United Nations statistics tell us that over one-third of the world’s population, some 2.5 billion people, lack access to clean water. Water-borne diseases are a major cause of illness and mortality in these areas, most of which are in the developing world.

Proceeds from the sale of the Holden Village Special Edition of the Taylor GS Mini guitar will support the work being done to address these issues in cooperation with two nonprofit organizations, Living Waters for the World, and El Porvenir. Read More. 

 
Story-of-the-Holden-GuitarAn Unprecedented Partnership

THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE HOLDEN GUITAR

“The Holden Guitar project is an inspiring example of what can happen when diverse entities come together, transforming the environmental errors of yesterday into actions of hope for tomorrow,” said Chuck Carpenter, Holden Village’s co-executive director with wife Stephanie. David Olson adds, “I only got the ball rolling on a much bigger story involving Bob Taylor (Taylor Guitars), Steve McMinn (Pacific Rim Tonewoods), the Whatcom Community Foundation, Holden Village, and the two main beneficiaries, Living Waters for the World and El Porvenir. Without the enthusiastic involvement of all of our partners, this project would have gone absolutely nowhere, but as it is we are on the verge of something unprecedented in the acoustic guitar industry. Thanks to the skill and ingenuity of the organizations involved, this forest will sing again, through many hands.”

The Whatcom Community Foundation has helped to steward the philanthropic aspects of the project. “We  are thrilled and honored to be a part of this incredible project, which combines inspiration, ingenuity and  Read More.