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Redwood Planting Program

We Plant a Tree for Every Guitar You Buy!

The Grez Guitars sustainability program in cooperation with Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. (RFFI).  allows us to have an annual redwood planting during the rainy season in Northern California.  Grez Guitars are produced in an area between the great Armstrong Woods State Preserve and the Muir Woods National Monument. Numerous redwood forests exist in the area on both public and private land that are well protected and maintained but represent a tiny fraction of forests compared to just over 100 years ago. 

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“Considering the size and life span of a redwood tree, by planting these trees we are easily replenishing the wood we use in guitar building a thousand times over.” says Owner and Luthier Barry Grzebik. 


The reclaimed or salvaged Old Growth Redwood used at Grez Guitars are from first growth trees often 800+ years old. This reclaimed wood is sourced from deconstructed or rehabilitated structures such as train tunnels, wine barrels, water vessels, vinegar tanks, barns and factories. Using reclaimed wood produces exceptional solid, semi-hollowbody and acoustic guitars that are surprisingly light weight, acoustically vibrant and as uniquely beautiful.

RFFI was created in part to protect, manage and restore forest lands in the Redwood Region.  Learn more  here.

In addition to building guitars, Barry is an Acoustical Consultant and AV Systems Designer at Grzebik Design Group, a firm specializing in AV and Acoustics for venues, such as concert halls, stadiums and high profile places of worship. Prior to establishing Grez Guitars and Grzebik Design Group, Barry was Director of  Engineering for Apogee Sound where he designed and oversaw the design of everything from rackmount digital signal processors, to power amplifiers and critically acclaimed professional loudspeakers.

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