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Here I have six string playable art guitars handcrafted by me for you to strum or hang on your wall. Each neck is built from various hardwoods, along with fretboard, nut, bridge, then slotted, fretted, and hand rubbed with natural bee's wax. The bodies typically are made from unique objects...like cigar boxes, tins, hubcaps, and even horseshoe crabs. Made from used sources, there may be slight imperfections which add character to the piece. Personalized, custom instruments available upon request.
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Here I have made a subsea wonder decoupage top of a Horseshoe Crab I salvaged to make into a 6 string playable art guitar. Though they have existed for over several million years, I suspect this one to be of 30 or 40 years of age. Long live the Horseshoe crab!
A salvaged Horseshoe Crab shell reincarnated into a decoupage playable art guitar. They have been around for more than several million years! Long live the Horseshoe Crab.
1960's Chevy SS Chevelle decoupage hubcap playable art guitar of the 60's music scene.
Vintage 1940's Vogue 78 rpm vinyl record.
Basin Street Blues
Vintage 1940's Vogue 78 rpm vinyl record.
I've been restoring vintage Chevy cars and trucks for quite some time and thought one of my decoupage hubcaps needed a different twist.
Nifty 50's (SOLD)
I've been restoring vintage Chevy cars and trucks for quite some time and thought one of my hubcaps need a different twist.
Wright & Ditson
A vintage Wright & Ditson tennis racket made in Boston Massachusetts - now a 3 string playable art guitar with decoupage.
Erving L. Myers
A vintage Erving L.Myers tennis racket made in Hartford Connecticut - now a 3 string playable art guitar with decoupage.
Decoupage with harp & Jerry Can flask
Somebody's Rocking My Dream Boat
Here's a 78 rpm record from my collection of the Ink Spots from Decca Records.
I bought this tin in 1986 when I puchased my first Harley Davidson. It was full of taffy candy.
I bought this tin in 1986 when I purchased my first Harley Davidson. It was full of taffy candy. Now it has a decoupage stash with harp & jerry can flask in case you run out of gas.
Harley Cup Of Joe (SOLD)
I bought this can of coffee in 1986 when I purchased my first Harley Davidson. It's a 2 stringer with violin tuning pegs that I tune A/E for a old-timey mountain sound. It keeps 'perking.'
This was hanging around my shop, so I blew the dust off it and made another 2 stringer with violin tuning pegs that I tune A/E for a old-timey mountain sound. Good cracker!
Vintage Budapest biscuit/cracker tin now another 2 stringer with violin tuning pegs that I tune to A/E. Great haunting sound!
Cigar box (SALE)
Here's a basic 4 stringer decoupage stash box guitar. Tune to your liking and play some slide guitar or just a strum.
This is my Padron cigar box decoupage with flask & harp playable art guitar. Don't leave home with out it.
Cigar box decoupage with harp & pickup.
Cigar box with a harp inside.
Well Oiled machine (SOLD)
Vintage Mobil oil can from Vietnam that is now a playable art guitar. Keep your motors running!
Nuts & Bolts (NOT FOR SALE)
This is a vintage saltine cracker tin (National Sodas) that my parents had bought before I was born, and then had been used to hold countless nuts, bolts and washers. I dipped into this tin countless of times while growing up, and still have and use the thousands of nuts and bolts from it. I decoupaged the top with a 1955 paper advertisement I had found in bottom of the tin. A real funkster of a playable art guitar.
Captain Kangaroo (SOLD)
I came across this vintage TV series of Captain Kangaroo shoe box style from the original Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI, and decided to make a playable art guitar with it. It opens up for your stash.
Another one of my hubcaps hanging around the shop that I made into a 6 stringer with S&H Green Stamps decoupage on top. Another era long gone.
A 3 bottle wine box that my grandfather had once given me for Christmas and now another playable art guitar with vintage decoupage inside.
Dual Dragon Fly (SOLD)
I keep this double necker to different tunings with a decoupage storage inside.
One Big Crab (NOT FOR SALE)
This was my first Horseshoe Crab build. I came across it while out in my boat and felt it needed to live on with 6 strings and a sheet music decoupage. Though they have been around for over several million years, I estimate this crab to be about 50 or 60 years old.
Vintage tennis racket that came from Pawtucket, RI and now converted into a 3 stringer playable art guitar with dragon fly decoupage.
The Curse Reversed
One of a kind 2004 Red Sox world series newspaper headlines and clippings inside and out decoupage case with cigar box guitar with flask. I will hate to see this one go.
Good Memories (NOT FOR SALE)
Guitar case with cigar box with special pictures inside and out. Every picture tells a story. If you would like, I could customize something special for you and your memories.
Upcoming Art Show
September 2,3,and 4th at Nidigret Park in Charlestown RI at the Rhythm & Roots Festival