Ok, I am having a custom seven string made from an Argentinian luthier in a monthís time. Iíve been guitar-less for a long period already and I came very close from buying a Universe and from contacting LGM for a Leviiathan. I decided to go for this option so I can take full advantage of the Euro-Peso exchange (in other words, this project wonít cost me a dime). Iím argentinian and I want this axe to be a representation of my countryís flag. This is a mock-up of what I came up with:
There are two major concerns I have with the making of this axe: the inlay and the finish.
The inlay is not shown in the mock-up because I couldnít draw all the details on such a small neck.
Hereís an example of whatís in my mind:
That thing is supposed to be a golden sun on a figured maple fretboard and as for the design, thatís the best I could come up with. The argentinian flag has a golden sun in the middle in case you guys donít know it so I MUST have a sun as the inlay. Iíve always sucked at drawing so I am quite pleased with that but I realise itís not perfect either. I still have to come up with a pattern to fill the 12th fret circle. I am not certain either if the inlay is possible at all (maybe itís too detailed or something like that???). The luthier says he shouldnít have a problem with it but I wasn't expecting a negative answer either. Do you guys see anything I should be avoiding or have any comments on the design? THX.
As for the finish, it's supposed to be an equivalent of the Jem BSB or the JS
BTB finish with white as the main colour and light-blue stains. Darren told me in another thread that the finish couldnít be achieved with the normal burning procedure so I was wondering if maybe there is another way of doing it. Again, the luthier said he has many techniques to get similar finishes but Iíd like the finished guitar to look as original to the mock-up as possible (not just similar). Any ideas?
Iíd really appreciate any thoughts you guys may have on the project since I have no idea about guitar making and stuff. I don't want to get too ambitious with this and then end up with a mediocre looking instrument. We've seen too many of them already. I just want my axe to be beautiful. THX in advance.