|Project by JimArnoldChess||posted 03-25-2010 02:10 PM||3611 views||2 times favorited||21 comments|
This was the first of many musical themed chess sets. They all spun off of the original idea to use 16th notes for the pawns (16 pawns total, 16th notes for pawns). This set was commissioned by the wife of a DJ, I had her take pics of her husband’s head from all four sides and put his caricature on the kings. She told me they were going to be displaying the set in a cabinet system where his DJaying equip is kept in the living room so that’s why I came up with the ‘equalizer-looking’ front to the board.
The pieces are solid Maple and Walnut, Kings about 6” tall, pawns about 3” tall, The chessboard is 24” square and is made from solid Walnut and Red Oak.