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The Chelsea Hotel Finds New Life...As A Guitar

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August 15, 2011 at 9:10 AM | by | ()

The story isn't quite finished yet at the Chelsea Hotel (are you really surprised?), despite the fact that its new owner has temporarily shuttered the whole place.

A Racked story explains that pieces of the hotel's woodwork (as in, beams, lumber and scraps) are actually being used by Carmine Street Guitars owner Rick Kelly to, yep, build new guitars. Apparently, Kelly sees the relics as "bones of Old New York City." Funny, we'd be willing to bet they'd find actual bones in there, if they were willing to dig deep enough.

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