always wanted to carve a guitar for Hendrix when he was
alive. For some reason, I always thought roses muting into flames
would be good for him. I never got the chance.
30 years later, I got this Fender Custom Voo Doo Child
Strat ... a guitar Fender made for Jimi.. (though I doubt
he ever played it)... it has a backwards peghead
down wired pickups... so a righty can play lefty... and
I guess a lefty can play righty.
first Jimi face I carved didn't look the way I wanted
it to look... so I chopped it out and inset a piece of
hard rock maple so I could get the detail I wanted without
fear of breakage. I experimented with lots of pickguard
designs... roses, lotus,
peace symbols, etc... and finally
came up with ...
I love this one... and it plays as good as it looks.