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Client Testimonial Lafayette’s Last Dance

MT, Lafayette’s Last Dance lights up the room like nothing else!  It is bold delicacy, in beautiful harmony… just like you.   Thank you for such a precious piece ♡♡♡ Megan

Proud owner of Lafayette's Last Dance Megan Hutch|MT Robison Art Guitars
Proud owner of Lafayette’s Last Dance Megan Hutch|MT Robison Art Guitars

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Lafayette’s Last Dance

Blues For Megan

"Lafayette's Last Dance" Before & After|MT Robison Art Guitars
“Lafayette’s Last Dance” Before & After|MT Robison Art Guitars

When Megan saw some of the guitars I had been refinishing, she asked if I would do some dark, bluesy art on a little guitar she nabbed at an Oakland  California swap meet.

I agreed, and after some thought, I had an idea what I wanted to do with it. But as I began removing thick, ugly, enamel-like black paint, I uncovered the date 1967 carved in the wood. How cool is that!?

A Little History

Lafayette's Last Dance, 1967 carved in the back, probably from the maker.
Lafayette’s Last Dance, 1967 carved in the back, probably from the maker.

And as the beautiful maple wood was exposed, the guitar seems to breathe a sigh of relief, and in that breath I heard it whisper…put Bourbon street on the front, a cemetery on the back, mardi gras magic on the side, and a Raven on the head stock. Dark and mojo bluesy.

Lafayette's Last|MT Robison Art Guitars
Lafayette’s Last|MT Robison Art Guitars

Searching for reference images, I came across several of Lafayette Cemetery, and was so inspired… I knew I had to paint it on the back of this magic guitar.

After Lafayette’s Last Dance

Lafayette Cemetery graces the back of "Lafayette's Last Dance" by MT Robison
Lafayette Cemetery graces the back of “Lafayette’s Last Dance” by MT Robison
The side of Lafayette's Last Dance, complete with Mardi Gras mask and beads
The side of Lafayette’s Last Dance, complete with Mardi Gras mask and beads. Art by MT Robison
Headstock of Lafayette's Last Dance by MT Robison
Headstock
Tru-oil finish on Lafayette's Last Dance by MT Robison
Tru-oil finish