t’s a harsh reality: innovation is often met with resistance. Nevertheless, the bold and brave push on fueled by passion and assured by unwavering confidence in their creations. Without pioneers our society would stall and Boulder Creek Guitars are a pioneering company. With the creation of a unique “dual port system” and patented SBS bracing system Boulder Creek aims to completely overhaul the acoustic instrument experience.
Wiping the sweat from your brow, you gently slide your latest culinary creation into the oven. You’re proud, yet nervous. A line has been crossed. You’ve followed the recipe for years. Your mom made it that way, her mom made it that way, her moms mom made it that same. exact. way. but not this time. An extra dash of paprika in the stock, the chicken brined in rosemary and buttermilk, added cornstarch for thickness. You’ve broken tradition. This is no longer Grandmas recipe, and everyone’s coming over for dinner…
It’s a harsh reality: innovation is often met with resistance. Nevertheless, the bold and brave push on fueled by passion and assured by unwavering confidence in their creations. Without innovators our society would stall and Boulder Creek Guitars are a pioneering company. With the creation of a unique “dual port system” and patented Suspended Bracing System Boulder Creek aims to completely overhaul the acoustic instrument experience.
Here at Rusty’s, we take great pride in fusing our affinity towards tradition with an appreciation for modernity. Boulder Creek (Gilroy, CA) fits this mission to perfection and we are thrilled to offer you a selection of their quality products.
“What makes these guitars and ukuleles so special?”
The patented “Suspended Bracing System” offers greater sustain, resonance, and projection and allows for the repositioning of the sound port, a signature feature of Boulder Creek’s design. “The SBS has fewer contact points and bracing around the bridge area” and employs “exclusive aluminum tone bars [that] allow the top to vibrate but not flex under string tension.” In addition, the relocation of the sound hole helps reduce feedback in live performance settings.
The “Dual Port System” is achieved with the addition of a second sound port on the side of the body that faces the player. This allows the player to fully experience the tone of the guitar as if they we sitting directly in front of the guitar, an experience unique to Boulder Creek’s products.
In addition to these two distinctive features, Boulder Creek’s products feature 18:1 tuning pegs that allow for the most accurate tuning in business.
Creator of the Boulder Creek Guitar, Mike Shellhammer explains his innovative creation.
Product Spotlight: Riptide Ukuleles
By now it should come as no surprise, we love the ukulele. While we won’t bore you with another re-hashing of our own Hawaiian love story, we will take a moment to express our admiration for one of our featured Boulder Creek products, Riptide Ukuleles. These unique uke’s employ all of the exclusive features found across the Boulder Creek line and play like a dream. Their sound is as rich as the playing experience. Make sure to check out the beautiful pieces we have available.
The history of acoustic instruments embodies a classic recipe, often enjoyed and rarely questioned. Raised eyebrows are the typical response to any attempt at improving the century old design. Boulder Creek wears their individuality proudly, and with good reason. By fusing innovation with classical body shapes and tone standards their innovative products are ushering in an entirely new era in acoustic guitar technology.