James Macdonald Art Guitars new work 2019

jmacscat

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It's been taking a while to move this batch along as most of last year was centered around the campaign to get my Eat a Peach Tribute Guitar into the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. The three pictured here are part of my series on counterculture literature from back in the day. The kind of books you got from your friends, not your teachers... There's a combination of marquetry and pyrography that I'm using (all hand work using wood veneers on solid Honduras mahogany body) that I really respond to and feel like it's the best work of my life. Just turned 60, so I best keep at it!

At this point, the artwork is done and I'm working on the necks. The routing for pickups is coming soon and is always visually disturbing, but is made up for when the guitar gets plugged in the first time.
[[IMG]woodburning complete cropped
"1966" my take on this transitional year. The Boy Scout Handbook represents our parents view of the perfect son, corrupted by Mad magazine, and turned on by the now far out Beatle's Revolver album...

[[IMG]Woodburning complete Separate Reality cropped by jmacs1959, on Flickr]
"A Separate Reality" after the book by Carlos Castaneda which I got hold of when I was 13...

[[IMG]Woodburning complete Steal this Book cropped by jmacs1959, on Flickr]
"Steal this Book" after the hippie anarchist classic by Abbie Hoffman, shown in the act of being stolen...
 

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Love it. Please come back and post pics once assembly is complete.
 

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Yeah, this is cool stuff. I'm looking forward to seeing pics of the assembled guitars.
 


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