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Project by Flip posted 12-04-2008 07:17 AM 2545 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

IN 2006 I HAD THIS CRAZY IDEA OF BENDING A GUITAR TO MAKE AN ARTISTIC TABLE. AFTER MUCH THOUGHT AND DESIGNING THESE ARE THE RESULTS. I USED BEAUTIFULLY FIGURED BIRD’S EYE CURLY MAPLE. I LAMINATED SOME CHERRY IN THE MIDDLE, AND MORE MAPLE ON THE BOTTOM. I CUT AND FORMED THE BODY. I PURCHASE A NICE GUITAR NECK. I AIRBRUSH DYE AROUND THE EDGES AND MIDDLE OF THE BODY AND THE BOTTOM OF THE NECK. I CHOOSE THE RIGHT DICHROIC AND IRRIDESCENT GLASS FOR THE INLAYS. WITH THE GLASS INLAYS I SIMULATED THE KNOBS, PICK GUARD, PICKUPS AND BRIDGES.
I USED WALNUT FOR THE LEGS AND DYED IT BLACK TO SIMULATED A LEATHER STRAP LAYING ON THE FLOOR. I FINISHED WITH MULTI COATS OF HIGH GLOSS LACQUER. I PUT SILVER SPARKLE IN THE FIRST COAT OF LACQUER. I FINISHED THE FIRST ONE IN JUNE 2008 AND IT SOLD AT AN ART SHOW 2 DAYS LATER. THE SECOND ONE I BUILT IN AUGUST, 2008. THE THIRD IN SEPTEMBER 2008.

This the third one. It is modeled similar to a Fender Stratocaster with a Blueburst Finish

-- Phil Daniels





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 12-04-2008 07:20 AM

That’s pretty cool and different. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 12-04-2008 07:36 AM

Very interesting and creative. Excellent craftsmanship, beautiful.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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trifern

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#3 posted 12-04-2008 02:50 PM

Very creative table. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Grapevine

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#4 posted 12-04-2008 03:16 PM

I didn’t see this one before the other one….Nice!!

-- Jeff - Grapevine, Texas - Tight budget = creativity, resourcefulness and a clean scrap bin...

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 12-04-2008 03:25 PM

I have a feeling that you’ll be making a lot more of these. Very nice.

M

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Woodhacker

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#6 posted 12-05-2008 04:53 AM

Truly unique…you’ve done a great job!

How’s the intonation on those frets?

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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kewald

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#7 posted 12-05-2008 05:02 AM

Wow! You musta been smokin’ some funny weed when you dreamed this up! ;>)
Great work!

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 12-29-2008 12:40 AM

interesting concept… what kind of air brush setup do you use. I’m interested in trying that technique myself someday

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Skylark53

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#9 posted 03-19-2010 02:52 AM

Great idea and exceptional work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Mark Shymanski

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#10 posted 04-15-2010 11:56 PM

You gotta be so careful carrying your guitar onto elevators…look what can happen LOL!

Great looking chair, nice execution.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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waterskier

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#11 posted 08-27-2010 08:39 PM

That is awesome!

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