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#1 posted 11-23-2011 06:50 PM

Boy, I gotta say, if your eye likes it, and just to be sure if a couple people around you like it, you’re probably in the ball park.
In the guitar world, tradition rules, but if you look at my website, I’ve built some real eye poppers, and they sold fast, often before done. Many were commissioned that way. Would I build a purpleheart dining room table with bloodwood chairs for my dining room? No way… But I built a guitar with exactly that, and it turned out looking great!
So for me, the design element, if there is even any one, is more the application of the wood and it’s placement in your life, or the life of your customer. Otherwise, there would only be about 20 paint colors in the sample rack at any large home improvement store! Real estate people always want the colors of your walls to be neutral. Why? Because they are afraid of offending a potential buyer, and paint is cheap. So the hidden agenda is the real estate agent trying to sell the house, not the real focus of design. That type of thinking would make all cars black, white or silver, and all wood pecan colored…

I agree with the voice of Kenny Bond shown above. Why put a wet blanket on imagination? If it looks good to you, build the doggone thing and go forward!!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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