|Project by scrimman||posted 12-23-2012 03:21 AM||2027 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This Epiphone ‘Beast’ (which is just a Gibson Explorer copy) is the property of my son’s best friends father. He saw my other guitar and asked if I’d carve up his son’s electric as well. It had been left out in a hot car, so the electronics were shot and the neck was a little warped.
This guitar really was a beast! I had to strip the previous paint job to start the carving, then the wood it was made of (I’ve no idea what it is) pretty much fought me the whole time; very ‘stringy’, brittle, and did not want to take detail of any kind. So, I had to give up on the idea of putting scales on him. I wound up having to dry brush some white over the dragon to give it a chance of standing out. Still, it should play fairly decently once its rewired and strung up. I hope that my carving is worthy of the music that kid is going to make on it!
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