Rock n Roll High School
October 9, 2019 6:32 AM Subscribe
The story of how 10 high-end guitars on their way to Hong Kong wound up in Anchorage classrooms
When Bruce Wood, fine arts director for the Anchorage School District, started unpacking a set of cardboard boxes donated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he didn’t know what to expect.
“I think I knew they were guitars, but I didn’t know if they were little beginner acoustics or nicer acoustics or middle-school instruments,” he said.
He was shocked to open the first box, unlatch the case inside and find a handmade, high-end Paul Reed Smith electric guitar with pearlescent bird inlay and Brazilian rosewood detail. There were nine more cases.