When these diamonds in the rough were opened up, it was discovered to be exceptional, master-grade tone wood, air dried in this tunnel for more than 120 years.  Paired with light weight, figured Claro Walnut from Oregon and a light weight Butternut neck from Wisconsin, this guitar is light as a feather

(3 pounds, 14 ounces) with the resonance of a 120 year old guitar.

After a century of silence, Petros Tunnel 13 Redwood® guitars are giving voice to the remarkable Redwood of Tunnel 13.

Southern Pacific Railroad's Siskiyou Summit Tunnel #13 was built in the 1880’s using virgin Redwood timbers harvested in Southwestern Oregon.  These timbers witnessed the October 11, 1923 hold up of the SP Train 13 Gold Special, pulling 13 cars, by the DeAutremont brothers. Four men were killed in the robbery attempt. 

When these magnificent Redwood timbers were salvaged from this historic tunnel after a fire in 2004,  Petros Guitars managed to acquire some of the nicer sections.

Kinloch Nelson playing “Tennesee Waltz” on a T13

The Tunnel 13 Gold Standard: $15,900

The Tunnel 13 Gold Special, Ltd:  $28,900

Petros® is a registered Trademark






Tunnel 13 Redwood®

Tunnel 13 Guitars®

are registered Trademarks


The Petros Tunnel 13 model is available in any Petros body style.

In addition to all the Petros Standard Features,

The Gold Standard includes:                                                                   The Gold Special Ltd. adds:

Petros Guitars • 345 County Rd. CE • Kaukauna, WI 54130 • 920-766-1295

Petros Guitars • 345 County Rd. CE • Kaukauna, WI 54130 • 920-766-1295

  1. Authentic Tunnel 13 Redwood top

  2. The Tunnel 13 Rosette and 1880 inlay

  3. Figured Claro Walnut back and sides

  4. Butternut neck

  5. Ebony Fingerboard and bridge

  6. Purflex Concho FB markers

  7. Cherry binding and buttons

  8. Carved buttons

  1. Carved truss rod cover

  2. Bridge wing inlays

  3. Western Purfling and back strip

  4. Bound Finger Board

  5. Gold frets

  6. Hoffee Carbon Fiber case

  7. Certificate of Authenticity

  8. $15,900

  1. Brazilian Rosewood back & sides

  2. Western gun engraving style Fingerboard Inlay

  3. Abalone headstock purfling

  4. Fossilized Walrus Ivory nut, saddle & pins

  5. Karura flight case

  6. $28,900