by Lance Ogden of Columbus, Georgia
Lance designed this special Stratocaster from the bones up. He ordered all the parts separately. A one piece swamp ash body. A birds eye maple neck with a rosewood board. Special pistachio wood single coil pups, from Reed James custom pickups, set in from behind with no pickguard.
Lance sent me a rough sketch on yellow paper of his idea. The elements of design are all representative of his life. The dead tree (far left) is his former self. The live, green tree is Lance today. The river is flowing life and the packages floating in it represent his 2 children. His wife is his jewel and the sun is the grace of God. On the back, is engraved a biblical verse out of Psalms.
"My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being. I will give thanks to you, O Lord among the peoples. I will sing praises to you among the nations."