Yes! Take a break. You've been pumping out the good stuff for a while...Getting Kinky...
Not too much to tell really - we have a local vendor from whom we purchase our acrylic glazing and display boxes who also happens to have a nice big laser cutter. I provided him with a vector file of the logo and the red suede matboard and he did the rest. The core gets a little scorched so I wouldn't do it with anything too light-colored but darker colors work fine. I'm able to get much finer detail than I ever would with my CMC.That lettering is incredible. A laser cut it in red suede? Tell us more.
Several walls, actually. Several very large walls. That just happen to surround his collection of a few dozen classic American muscle cars. He told me his kids call it the "Garage Mahal".I'd like to see the wall he is putting these all on.
I've really enjoyed working on these, and I'm looking forward to round 2 next year! I'm not sure how long he's been collecting, but I know that most of these items were purchased from various memorabilia dealers. Some of the posters were from shows he attended.Thanks for sharing these fun projects with us. Sounds like you are due for a well-deserved break for the holidays. It's great that you have more of these to look forward to in the new year.
Your customer certainly has quite a collection. Where and how did they acquire all these items?
Excellent! One of my favorite bands.
Most of them are attached using the 4 screws that join the neck to the body. Take them out and drive them through the backing (gator) and it's plenty sturdy. Some of the others (acoustics, hollow body electrics) are attached with custom acrylic brackets attached @ the strap knobs.Very cool.
How are the guitars attached?
I agree and I do almost the same thing to attach the Fender and Squire guitars.Most of them are attached using the 4 screws that join the neck to the body. Take them out and drive them through the backing (gator) and it's plenty sturdy. Some of the others (acoustics, hollow body electrics) are attached with custom acrylic brackets attached @ the strap knobs.
Great work!Yeah, most of the electrics have been Squire, not Fender. Quite a few of them are just inexpensive guitars that the memorabilia dealer has attached a signed pick guard to, rather than an actual "signed guitar". There have been a few really nice instruments in the collection though. The shadowbox molding we're using is just barely deep enough to hold the guitar; the whammy bar sticks out just a little too much so we haven't been including them.
Suitable for framing, Neil!
But then, you'd have to ask Mathew what he'd charge. Not everyone can have a Mathew Hale frame job. Are you frameworthy?
Well, what the guitar might have been worth in 1987 versus what it would be worth today and what any insurance company would have paid at that time is a question.Hey Neil: sad story. No insurance?
Thanks! The lettering is just printed as part of the background image. Cutting it out of mat board would have been sweet but i'm not sure my Wizard skills are up to that kind of challenge and getting it laser cut would have stretched our budget kind of thin. We've laser cut a few now (Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones)and it looks pretty awesome. I'll probably try that on a few more before we're done.Yet another masterpiece. Is the lettering cut from matboard? If yes, how many attempts did it take?
Thanks! We really lucked out getting this client. When he decided to start framing his collection he called the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and they actually recommended us! I didn't think they even knew who we were; I wish i knew who he talked to up there so I could give them a big thank you.These are so awesome. You're an inspiration. Now if only I could get some customers in my door like that guy! Simply awesome.
Excellent!Delivered a handful of these to the client yesterday and had my first look at the finished product hanging in it's new home...
I collaborate with the client. He gives me a pile of stuff; i come up with some ideas; sometimes he'll tweak the layout or colors a bit; i build it. early on, we tried a few designs with some fancy mat cutting but he seems to prefer interesting images as backgrounds.I'm too lazy to go back and see if this was answered: who picks the background art? The b&w of Chuck Berry is perfect for that collection.