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.
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 grey
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?