This old lefty Samick Strat, I recently re-finished for Gene Evaro Jr. and turned it into a Joshua Tree Samick Strat. He thought he was going to get a big paisley design. Instead I decided to surprise him with a Joshua tree scene since he hails from the magic little town of Joshua Tree, in the high desert of Southern California.
This was an exciting project for both of us because this guitar would be Gene’s very first guitar that would have the hardware, knobs, input etc. in the right place. Gene has always played left handed and upside down so this will be a whole new world for him. He is truly a stellar musician and an amazing person! I am honored to call him my friend and my family. I can’t wait to watch him burn down the house with his band genejrandthefamily , his new guitar in hand. Blessings MT
Here is my latest hi-speed time-lapse video of the Space Dreamer guitar commissioned by Spencer Kaiser. This artwork took about 5 days, but the entire process of customizing and refinishing a guitar takes a few weeks- depending on the project.
This sweet little Triple Moon Gibson Nighthawk guitar belongs to my daughter, Piper Robison. She plays bass for Gene Jr & The Family, but wanted me to customize one of her electric guitars.
She wanted this guitar very understated in the artwork, three phases of the moon with just a little color magic. Hard for her Dad to do because I wanted to make it super colorful. She also wanted the beautiful wood grain to show through an amber cast.
Sometimes less is more, and for her this was it. Simple but beautiful. Blessings MT