Thoughts on my new marquetry art guitar in the works- 1966

It’s a cool experience to take a shimmer of an idea for a guitar design to the studio and begin creating. This picture shows a detail of one of three guitars I have in the works. I’m crafting a series of guitars that look at the counterculture literature of the ’60’s and ’70’s- the mind-bending stuff that you didn’t get from your teachers. The Boy Scout Handbook serves in this design as a counterpoint, as the expected path for a young man. Coupling this with imagery of Mad Magazine and the Beatles’ Revolver album is making for a guitar design that is on its way to becoming one of my favorites. 

Marquetry is a way of painting with wood