Lion's Claw on a V? NIIIIICE!!!
You can thank Chris with Legacy One for that. He threw that in there. I was skeptical at first but once I saw the guitar as one piece, it's a nice little stand out feature. And a tip o' the hat to one of my favorite guitarists.
That looks great. I remember that guitar too from the VVI videos. Your color choice looks really nice...much better than the pink/silver combo of the original. Whole build was under $600? That's amazing. How much did it cost to have it painted/clear-coated if you don't mind me asking?
I left out the receipt for the neck when I posted that last night. Raise that cost from $596 to $756. I thought that sounded low. I have to send another receipt to my insurance guy now, too. Doh!
$200 for paint. It was the most expensive part, but that included grain-filler/epoxy coat, sanding that down, then primer, finish-sanding, and the two-tone paint job. I could have done some of the work and kept it cheaper, but the guy who painted the guitar also painted my Mustang. As you can see, the dude's an artist with a gravity gun, so it was worth the extra $$$ to let him just run with it.
I really should post some up-close pictures of the paint job and the color transitions, because I gave the guy ZERO
direction other than to paint those fins silver, but he managed to nail
the paint down to exactly what I was thinking, blending the two colors together immaculately.
You know what surprises me most? I've shown it to a few diehard KISS fans this past week, and they didn't know whose guitar it was. Although Vinnie didn't come up with the design until after
he was in KISS, I still thought the KISS fans would have known it!