Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Egyptian Les Paul Guitar
I had a really difficult time painting this guitar gold. I have yet to find a spraypaint that will remain gold once the finish goes on- it always reacts chemically and turns metallic brown. (HEAVY SIGH). I need to experiment more, because I really do love a good gold finish... even sparkly gold metalflake... this is an area I need to look into. Moving on...
There are obvious Egyptian accents to this guitar. On the back, I used a basic ancient Egyptian translator online to write out a phrase wishing the player of the guitar the skills of virtually every celebrated rock guitarist in the past century by name. I'm sure it doesn't translate correctly, but it's the thought that counts. A similar statement is made around the entire perimeter of the top of the guitar.
The pickguard is done with gold leaf. I was practicing for the Gold Leaf Strat I did shortly thereafter.
Posted by T at 6:36 PM