Rocking The Depths Of Schroon In Search Of Guitar Magic

One of Eric Bright's Handmade masterpieces  

One of Eric Bright's Handmade masterpieces 

What’s so unique about Eric’s Bass Rock Guitars is that much of the wood used in their production comes from Adirondack Spruce logs sourced from the silt covered bed of our very own Schroon Lake.

From the PostStar:

Bright, with the help of his daughter Kate, began using masks and snorkels to search the bottom of the lake for more sinker spruce logs.
“I go down and wave my arms around on the bottom of the lake,” Bright said.
Bright and his daughter look for milfoil as part of the Schroon Lake Invasive Species Prevention Program while they’re searching for logs.
Many of the logs at the bottom of the lake are beneath a layer of silt and about 12 feet of water.
The silt creates a sealed layer of protection for the log and a suction that makes it difficult for Bright and his daughter to bring the logs to the surface.
“I pull a rope around the bottom of the logs so we can drag them back to the shallows in front of the house,” Bright said. “Then I usually cut them into two 6-foot-long halves and drag them up with a rope and tractor.”

The end result are some of the most beautiful guitars you will ever see. Folks we’ve spoken to, who have played, them call the experience “joyous.”

You can catch Eric playing all over Schroon, from Witherbees Open Mic nights, to the Acoustic Band Jam at the Boathouse each Monday night, sponsored by the Schroon lake Arts Council.

Check out Eric’s Face Book page for more photos and information.