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jimi
Junior
Username: jimi

Post Number: 13
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 6:43 am:   Edit Post

Speechless
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 637
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 7:08 am:   Edit Post

Jumpin' jehosaphat! I thought it looked cool in the drawing, but...but...but..................

Peter
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2549
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 8:07 am:   Edit Post

Wow! The Alembic elves have surpassed themselves this time.

Graeme
dadabass2001
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1348
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 8:27 am:   Edit Post

What a beautiful construction! This is one for the ages...
Mike
tom_z
Senior Member
Username: tom_z

Post Number: 603
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 9:22 am:   Edit Post

Wow! Amazing!
cje
Junior
Username: cje

Post Number: 33
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 9:24 am:   Edit Post

That's incredibly beautiful. All I can do is stare.
artswork99
Senior Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 956
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 9:32 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful!
the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 86
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post

"Simply Reigns over of all Tributes."
rjmsteel
Junior
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 25
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post

Wow, oh my... incredible inlay work!
crobbins
Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 530
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 5:53 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool!
paulman
Senior Member
Username: paulman

Post Number: 407
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 11:55 am:   Edit Post

Wait, you have what looks to be the Garcia inlays with the addition of the Rose through the middle...that looks totally amazing and awesome!!!

Great work and just wow!
jimi
Junior
Username: jimi

Post Number: 14
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 12:50 pm:   Edit Post

any updates, cant wait to see more pictures
jimi
Junior
Username: jimi

Post Number: 15
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 7:37 am:   Edit Post

How's Althea coming along. Have you begun on the Medallion?

Jim
the_jester
Intermediate Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 161
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 9:39 pm:   Edit Post

jimi
Junior
Username: jimi

Post Number: 16
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 8:11 am:   Edit Post

any pics
jimi
Junior
Username: jimi

Post Number: 17
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 7:43 am:   Edit Post

any recent pics of the medallion?
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 6606
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 6:43 pm:   Edit Post

Here's some in-process shots of the inlay:
inlay parts

inlay parts

inlay parts

And the finished medallion:
inlay parts

The medallion is inlaid in the guitar now and it's all back in finish.
ajdover
Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 807
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 9:35 pm:   Edit Post

Well, there goes my chance at a Custom of the Month!

Beautiful.

Alan
jimi
Junior
Username: jimi

Post Number: 18
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 4:41 am:   Edit Post

So so cool
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1859
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:30 am:   Edit Post

Forgive my ignorance on "Dead" matters but what is the significance of the skeleton?

Jazzyvee
jimi
Junior
Username: jimi

Post Number: 19
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 7:28 am:   Edit Post

This skeleton design is inspired by Jerry Garcia's medallion on his guitar "Rosebud."
adriaan
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2419
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 8:14 am:   Edit Post

Jazzy - "dead", "skeleton" - seems obvious.

From Wikipedia,

quote:

The name Grateful Dead was chosen from a dictionary. According to Phil Lesh, in his biography (pp. 62), "...Jer[ry Garcia] picked up an old Britannica World Language Dictionary...[and]...In that silvery elf-voice he said to me, 'Hey, man, how about the Grateful Dead?'" The definition there was "the soul of a dead person, or his angel, showing gratitude to someone who, as an act of charity, arranged their burial." According to Alan Trist, director of the Grateful Dead's music publisher company Ice Nine, Garcia found the name in the Funk & Wagnalls Folklore Dictionary, when his finger landed on that phrase while playing a game of "dictionary".[25] In the Garcia biography, Captain Trips, author Sandy Troy states that the band was smoking the psychedelic DMT at the time. The term "Grateful Dead" appears in folktales of a variety of cultures.

In the summer of '69, Phil Lesh told another version of the story to Carol Maw, a young Texan visiting with the band in Marin County who also ended up going on the road with them to the Fillmore East and Woodstock. In this version, Phil said, "Jerry found the name spontaneously when he picked up a dictionary and the pages fell open. The words 'grateful' and 'dead' appeared straight opposite each other across the crack between the pages in unrelated text."


the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 67
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 8:28 am:   Edit Post

Jerry is like A "George Clinton" to me.

"The Fabulous Fury Psychedelic Brothers" LOL!!!

Hal-

(Message edited by the_jester on February 18, 2010)
crobbins
Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 548
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 8:17 pm:   Edit Post

the_jester
Member
Username: the_jester

Post Number: 95
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 10:50 pm:   Edit Post

That's what I am talking about Old "Rip Off Press" comix. I loved my youth so much. Fat Freddy's Cat and the whole 9...

Peace and Love,

Hal-
jimi
Junior
Username: jimi

Post Number: 20
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 09, 2010 - 1:17 pm:   Edit Post

What is a 'rub out' a term luthiers use at the end of a guitar's construction. just curious. thx
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1541
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 09, 2010 - 1:23 pm:   Edit Post

A "rub out" is when the finish is sanded and buffed to make it smooth for either the next coat of finish or the final high gloss finish. A fuller use of the term would be rubbing out the finish imperfections. It is a term used by most anybody that does wood working or finishing.

Keith
jimi
Junior
Username: jimi

Post Number: 21
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 6:02 am:   Edit Post

thanks!
jimi
Junior
Username: jimi

Post Number: 22
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 6:38 am:   Edit Post

new pictures?!
jimi
Junior
Username: jimi

Post Number: 23
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post

i'm drooling.

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