Summer NAMM 2014 – Timbercraft Cabinets – Highly Stylized Handmade Guitar Cabs

Timbercraft Cabinets are not your ordinary guitar cabs. When Morgan Hopfensperger first decided to build a guitar cab, it was because he looked out at a sea of samey black tolexed cabs and thought, “Why are these all the same?”. And he was right. So Timbercraft was born, with the intention of creating a cab that was different from all the rest, something that would fit as nicely in your living room as on a stage.

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Drawing inspiration from things like old timey radios and early TV sets, some of these cabs look like something your grandpa might have in his living room. The website’s description for the Statesman cab starts, “What is that, Ron Burgundy’s liquor cabinet?” And it may indeed smell of rich mahogany, although it’s built from 3/4 inch Baltic Birch with mitered corners.

These cabs ooze with distinct character, and although they’re not your grandpa’s cabs, they sure look like it. For the discerning player who wants their stage to feel like home, or their home to look still like a home and NOT a stage, but have speakers in it, Timbercraft Cabinets is where it’s at.

I spent some time chatting with the fine young lumberjacks at NAMM, and Morgan was kind enough to give us a rundown of what’s new since we covered them last. Check it below.

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