Hey!! Here’s a recent guitar that I built out of lots of other bits of guitars. She plays like a dream and I love her a lot. She’s called Eddie (I wonder why?) Lil’ Seymour Duncan in the bridge, hot rails in the middle and a Squier single coil at the bridge. Floyd Rose for extra wham!! Dive bombs ahoy!
Oh btw – (I’m sooo hip) – she used to be red. I painted her ivory only recently. Here’s what she looked like before.
So, to cut a long story short, a very lovely guy commissioned a particular paint job on his guitar. Here are the pix from that process. Initially I was kinda wary…
I guess the idea of painting on somebody else’s guitar (for me) was a huge responsibility. Thankfully Shaun (whose guitar it is) was totally awesome and not only provided a brief, but was also quickly responsive to text/pix messages. This ensured we were both happy with the design and made the process incredibly satisfying
What can I tell ya! Loved doing this one – Great communication and a great finished product. Shaun and I were both happy. Nice.
Whilst recently I have been experimenting with painting on guitars, I also decoupage electrics. Here is an example.
This is an Epiphone 335i that I sanded, stripped down and covered with art from a Sci-Fi comic called 2000AD. I think the artist that created majority of the work shown on the guitar was Simon Bisley.The guitar itself was built in 1989 and so the artwork resonated strongly with my own recollections of that time (I was 14).
The guitar is called ‘Slaine’ (The Horned God) – as that was the name of the strip – and after varnishing, it looked super awesome!! Am currently working on a Mockingbird that I hope will rock my/your/our world. Hope you enjoy the pictures and sign up for alerts for more news. Ta!! x