View Full Version : Calling All Guitarists/Music Fans

12-10-2006, 11:55 AM
I signed up for an art class recently. I love art, and if I didn't skip college to move here I would have attended an art school (or chosen an art major at one of the schools I was offered a football scholarship to). The problem is I just haven't found any time to do it lately, between working 8pm-5am at the club and surfing and sleep etc there has just been NO time. Well, I decided to MAKE time, lol, so I signed up. Anyway, the first project is taking bisque and making a series of pieces. Bisque is just pottery, so it's stuff like plates, mugs etc etc. The only thing is it's already fired, so we don't have to actually take the time to MAKE each piece too, the plates and mugs and everything else are already made, we just have to paint them.

Well, there are these cool plates that are square but with slightly rounded edges (probably so people don't stab themselves or so the points don't break off) that caught my eye so I decided to do my series on those. The idea I came up with is to have each plate in the series represent a famous guitar. So basically I am going to recreate the guitar body's paintjob on the plate. The problem I'm having is coming up with enough cool "famous" guitars. I could easily do Clapton's "Blackie", but then the plate would just be black and not that interesting, lol. Also, since they are being painted with glaze and thus will take a few coats, the designs can't be anything too intricate. So for example Eric Claptoon's "Fool" guitar (http://guitarhanger.com/guitars/images/gibson1964gsfool_fb.jpg) wouldn't work very well.

The guitars I have as locks in the series now are:

Eddie Van Halen's Red guitar with white and black stripes:

Randy Rhodes' Polka Dot guitar:

Zak Wylde's Bullseye Les Paul:

I also MIGHT be able to pull of one of Clapton's "Crash" guitars

But again, this will be in glaze so anything more intricate becomes a LOT harder and we have a time limit to do a 4-8 piece series. So I need at LEAST one more suggestion to make 4 total (not counting if I attempt one of the Clapton designs) but I'd LIKE to do as many as possible.

So I'm turning to you guys for some more "famous guitar" suggestions. Any help is greatly appreciated.

12-10-2006, 12:11 PM

he had a few notables - here's a flying v he used and painted


12-10-2006, 12:15 PM
here's a strat - jimi burned one at monterey pop



12-11-2006, 12:26 PM

Thanks D-Day. I saw that Hendrix Flying V when I was searching, I just don't know how good it will work since we have a time limit and that is semi-intricate in terms of having to basically go over that design 3 or 4 times since it's glaze not paint. The Strat pic didn't show up.

Nobody else has any famous guitar suggestions? Pagan? Budd? ANYONE!? :lol:

12-11-2006, 01:43 PM
awesome stuff bro...speaking of music i am auditioning next weekend for a band with a alot of people that have lots of experience....30 year old drummer, 28 year old lead singer, 26 year old bassists, i'd be the youngest member of the band at 17

12-11-2006, 03:47 PM
Tiny Tim played a mean ukelele...I think that's Hawaiian too. :wink: