The rich get richer. There is a photo of Carries Mother with the guitar but I couldn't paste it. It sure looks nice though. I hope Carrie plays it on the tour.
'Idol' winner will tour with Oklahoma-made guitar
By Chad Previch
SKIATOOK — Singer Carrie Underwood received a handcrafted piece of Oklahoma this week, and now she'll tour the country with it.
A crafter with Morgan Guitars near Skiatook started working on a custom rosewood six-string guitar for the American Idol in April, and Underwood received it Thursday.
"We're pretty excited. I just love her. I love her voice," said Alisa Everitt, the guitar maker.
Underwood's mother said Friday her daughter will tour with it.
While watching the show, Everitt's husband told her she needed to build a guitar for Underwood. At first, Everitt said she didn't want to bother the 22-year-old Checotah woman's family.
When she finally made contact with Underwood's mother, Carole, Everitt found the family was more than happy and helpful. After a few months, Everitt finished the guitar early this week.
She and Carole Underwood went to Tulsa and mailed it Wednesday. Carrie Underwood selected the design, Everitt said, adding the singer wanted to have an Oklahoma guitar with her.
"That's why she went with us," Everitt said. "We were right here. She seems like a really nice young sweetheart."
The guitar features "Carrie" written in pearl surrounded by doves. The cost: $5,000. Morgan Guitars gave it to Underwood at no charge.
Hundreds of guitars have been made by the company. Other artists who've played them include country music legend Little Jimmy Dickens and Doug Sizemore, musical director and keyboard player for Oklahoma native Reba McEntire.
Carole Underwood said her daughter has stamped the guitar with her approval.
"It really is beautiful and it plays so nice," she said. "She told me the sound of it is very good."
Underwood, who hit No. 1 with her single, "Inside Your Heaven," on four charts last week, is in Los Angeles rehearsing for the American Idol Live tour, her mother said. She's also filming a commercial.
The guitar is just another piece of encouragement from Oklahomans, Carole Underwood said.
"She thought it would be nice to be able to use something from somebody that is here," she said. "We certainly appreciate all the support Oklahoma has given to her. Everybody's been so great. We couldn't have done it without them."