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my dream is that one day my work will be taught about in art history class. to help start a new Renaissance, to have made an impact, to be remembered.
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:iconbastion-wilhelm:
Bastion-Wilhelm Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
how much would something like that cost?
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:icontegerian:
Tegerian Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Beautiful.
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Doctor-Ugs Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
You could sell this,have sold?, this for so much man.
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Whazizname Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   General Artist
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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:iconmalmonde:
malmonde Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Amazing, just amazing. I'm bassist, and I love your work <3
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:iconannanetta:
annanetta Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Just follow you dream, you don't have to worry cause your work is wonderful, love your gallery :)!!!
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Anastasia1519 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is brilliant!
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:iconthegroon:
thegroon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Awesome work!!!
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:iconwingdiamond:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Kick Ass 4-stringer there!
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yzorg Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
uh dont like the glossyness.. i would just protect the wood with a wax fluid
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Aetherium-Aeon Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll definitely be remembered by me and all the friends I've shown your work too.

Excellent job. Your guitars are always amazing!
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:iconnolifechild:
NoLifeChild Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
If I were in Soul Calibur dude, that be my Soul Edge right there. Awesome job. I have to ask, how's the action on it?
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SigrunHectorsdottir Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
beautiful work :)
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
impressed...very
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Feuerkind Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, your skills are really impressive! How long did it take you to finish this?
Now I want my e-violin to be carved like that :la:
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vankuilenburg Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
this one took a few weeks to carve, and a couple more in the paint shop.let me know about the violin:) is it a solid body?
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Feuerkind Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student General Artist
It looks similar to this one: [link]
I'm afraid there's little space left for carvings D:
Maybe I have to start playing the guitar. They are apparently so much bigger than violins ;-)
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deadrat117 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
freakin amazing
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muffincheese Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
How much would this cost me?
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Jess-9000 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
If I ever take an art history class, I'll talk about you in it :heart:
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XxAmaterasu Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Wow, I love it. I want to know what it's like to play too :)

flewdraw @ I don't think that the neck look's too big, but it's a little bit hard to tell because of the angle of the shot.
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Patorisha Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I'm gonna help you putting the link of your work and your gallery in my own page.
(Giving credits to you, obviously.)
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Terjis Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Artist
In believe in you man! you got some mean ass skills! I hope your dream comes true... It would be rude if it didnt....
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Terjis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Artist
Did u make this from a solid block of wood, or did u carve on an already made body?
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killedinhersleep Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
love your bass and love your dream
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:iconnecros900:
necros900 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
that is one kick ass bass my friend
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:iconmarkbehme:
MarkBehme Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Beautiful bass.
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:iconazlah:
azlah Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Amen!
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Tiger-Hearted Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
how much to make me a bass similar to this one?
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NPCburnsy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Gotta show my buddy Bill your page, he's going to love it. He's a guitar god =p I really like this bass, the attention to detail is legendary =) This has to be one of the coolest pages I've found yet! =)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you start from solid blocks of wood or something when you do these, or take a guitar(or in this case a bass) and then carve that out? Cause if I didn't know any better I'd say you took an Ibanez sound gear bass, or something with that style and carved it. Did you do anything with the head stock? And if so do you have pictures. This is amazing work, as you've heard from everyone, but I'm dying to know what the whole thing looks like. Someone else asked what carving these guitars does to their tone, and as a bassist tone is everything to us.

You say that your dream is that your art will be taught in art history classes. My dream is that one day when people name off great bassists who did soemthing with the instrument my name would be on that list somewhere. I hear ya there good sir. :nod:
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MrSunnyD Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
delightfully disgusting :)
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hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Writer
would you mind giving me some price ranges? do you have a catalog available or a website? do you work on commission?
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vankuilenburg Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
i don't actually have a catalog yet, but i am working on a website. the reason i don't have one already, is that i'm a terrible business person haha:) i'm an artist, craftsman w/ no head at all for that stuff. but i am trying to improve. i do work on commission! what did you have in mind? my prices vary depending on what you want done. from scratch? carve an existing piece? i also have a few finished pieces for sale. let me know what you're looking for and i'll get back to you
much love
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hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Writer
well. if you're working you're doing business. Im more a fan of acoustic instruments...do you build them as well, or do you work mainly on electrics? I am a big fan of mahogany and ebony for the tones they produce. I am putting together a studio, currently with the help of *copperrein She turned me on to your page and we were both blown away by your skill and craftsmanship. my favorite electrics have been explorer style bodies and archtops. Does your carving produce any interesting sonic qualities when it is complete? how well do the pieces age?
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TheJaredWilcurt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
If Spawn was in a band, he'd play bass (cuz he's black, obviuosly), and this would be his bass
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carl0s-Ru1Z Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These carved instruments are just amazing!
hope your dream comes true. your work is inspiring.
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Amorius Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of the game Soul Caliber. If one of the people fought with a guitar, this would be it. Amazing work.
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Wolfenlied Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Very very nice. I still think it looks bit macabre. :)
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kap08 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Being an artist and a bass player. I have to ask, is it real. It looks like the body has bee carved into then the color added. If it is really please tape me and let me know how you did it.
kap08
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vankuilenburg Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
it is absolutely real. it's a handcarved solid wood body. it was then airbrushed and finished w/ automotive clear coat. thanks for looking:)
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:iconkap08:
kap08 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Do people play them? They look to nice and maybe delicate to play.
Again really nice work
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Impakto Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
talented man! i love your works
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BorderlineCreep99 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic! another eye candy guitar.
and i would love to be your student in your Renaissance.
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:iconrashoni:
Rashoni Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Almost looks like something a Xenomorph gave birth to =D

freaking awesome! :headbang:
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Wine-and-Cheese Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
One of these days van.....one of these days when I've got a thousand dollars......
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MrStingyJr Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
this bass is insane
looks like something GWAR would play on
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MonochromaticShade Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
looks awesome :)
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Fire0Beast Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
someday, i'll buy one of those basses you make ._.
somedey.
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flexdaw Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
is it me, or is that a wide neck for a four string?
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