Commissioned Woodburned Guitars

Recently, a local guitarist commissioned me to add some artwork to his spalted-maple guitar body. He had seen the koi fish piece I’d done (visit the Gallery page for pictures of my original koi fish design) and wanted the same thing on his guitar.

I changed the design a bit, adjusting it to fit the guitar body’s shape and the unique grain of the wood. The spalting in the maple’s grain proved an interesting challenge as I had never woodburned on spalted maple before. I also tried some different woodburning techniques, which gave the fish, particularly the scales, a unique texture. The finished piece turned out better than I had expected. I can’t wait to see it with finish and paired with a neck!

If you have an idea or concept you would like to see woodburned on a guitar or bass body, or even the fingerboard or peghead of a neck, please feel free to send me an email and we can discuss your project.

Full view of koi fish woodburned on spalted maple guitar body - commissioned piece Close-up view of koi fish woodburned on spalted maple guitar body - commissioned piece

2 Responses to “Commissioned Woodburned Guitars”

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    What would David Lee Roth do?

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