These handcrafted guitars are made with lumber salvaged from the former Masquerade

Argentinian-born Tomas Holgado was 14 years old the first time he stepped on stage at the Masquerade, one of Atlanta’s most iconic and scrappy venues. He played bass in his older brother’s band and recalls the floor of the uppermost of the venue’s three stages—named Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory—shaking as though if it would cave in at any moment. He recalls the moment of bliss that came with performing in front of a live audience and the pungent scent of booze, cigarettes, and sweat.

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