There\u2019s this idea that whatever an instrument is made from, it holds the spirit of what was around it before it transformed into an instrument. Which makes total sense from a musician\u2019s perspective, giving more depth and personality to certain, say, guitars and drums and violins than others. The story behind an instrument is sometimes more compelling then the instrument itself, prompting a great musician to play it and add to it\u2019s overall mystique.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Front Row Legend Esquire guitar is one of those instruments. Built from one of the Alaskan Yellow Cedar benches in the infamous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles\u2014regarded by most musicians as one of those live music meccas you have to play at least once in your career or you can\u2019t call it a real career\u2014the Legend\u2019s body has the sounds of Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones somewhere in the wood\u2019s granular memory.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBut it goes farther than just the wood and the history; the guitar is also built to be the punchy, snappy sounding piece that Esquires are known to be, as well as a 60\u2019s-era vintage style with an \u2018Oval C\u2019-shaped quartersawn maple neck, vintage frets and original spec Broadcaster bridge pick-up.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCool, huh? Let\u2019s get back to the wood though and the thought of what it once witnessed in musical history. Each of these guitars also features an individual seat number from the bench it was constructed from, which leads you to wonder what stories this guitar could tell if it could talk. Maybe it\u2019s your job to make it.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.