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Eastern dragon guitar by Dans-Magic Eastern dragon guitar by Dans-Magic
Custom guitar carving.

I upcycled an old beat up fender guitar.. sanded off the fiberglass and then carved this. I didn't know at the time that it wasn't a solid body (hence the difference in stain in areas) so next time Ill just be using a fresh solid body.

This is my very first guitar carving. :iconpencil-chewer: drew it on the body and I carved it. My daughter :iconwinged-creations: took the photos. So we all had a part in it :)
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:iconkubusrubus:
KubusRubus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wait... you did all these guitars and I never noticed? Wow, I really am a burnout...

I thought I'd never get another guitar again (there's... history) but I recently did, by complete surprise, and what a guitar too... a Washburn acoustic-electric with an XLR AND a 1/4in jack. It sounded like my first guitar but would not stay in tune, I did everything I could that I knew of in terms of setup, and I am fairly certain it is beyond my repair skills as I never had to do anything but re-fret hollow-bodies, the internal structure seems to have separated from the top, the whole thing feels floppy and I really don't have anyone to go to for advice. I have a fairly large chunk of well cured mahogany, I was thinking of somehow adapting the neck (it looks set but it does have a truss rod), putting a string through body bridge on it and the transducers from the washburn. Do you have any thoughts or suggestions? Sorry about the wall of text.
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Shifts-in-the-Night Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
SWEET...
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Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Incredible work and an awesome gallery
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome!
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondans-magic:
Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
:bow: Thank you!
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:icondjerune:
Djerune Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Just. OMG! This is... This is so damn awesome that my eyes want to plopp out and jump through the screen. DRAGONS FTW!
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:icondans-magic:
Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Thank you! Dragons are fun for sure. Would love to do a western dragon guitar as well.
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A-s-h-l-y-n Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's crazy! Nice job :D
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:icondans-magic:
Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Thank you very much.
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A-s-h-l-y-n Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
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rahulmukerji Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous !! Love the detailing and the work !!
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Thank you. :)
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mikedaguitarguy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
a black pearloid or tortise-shell pickguard would make this guitar pop even more visually.
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Vunlinur Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my, totally would play!
I have a strat myself. :)
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zhugebeifong Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome!! You did this yourself?!
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:iconxavierward:
XavierWard Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i really want this!
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thatfoxfacedbastard Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
THis is just incredible. I now want a bass like this. . .
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ivey-eyes Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sick craftsmanship dude. i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondans-magic:
Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Thanks a ton, have a shark guitar carved and ready to go. Just need to put it back together and shoot some photos. :)
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SamsterFX45 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
HOW DO YOU DO THIS SHIT???? THIS IS GODLY!!!!
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xcarbonx Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Quite the amazing guitar. Its always amazing to see one thats carved and this is one of the better one's I've ever seen. It might actually be the best heh
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!!
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Xan-Salstone Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, great job. It's awesome! I love all the detail. :heart:
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orange-sodap0p Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wow, you did an amazing job. I love all of the detail you put into it.
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owltears Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
wooooooooow O.O you're a master!! :bow: this looks soooooo cool!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Angeldess Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing Dan!
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:icondraconis-de-christus:
Very nice. Very traditional in the design of the dragon. I hope somebody plays in your family ^^
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is AMAZING!!! :faint:
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shinius Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
clever idea, nicely executed !
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JohnVichlenski Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow thats sick!
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Glacier-Grrl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
beautiful!
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hatefueled Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
wow. :faint:
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Winged-Creations Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Your so amazing daddy.
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SkiAr7sy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy *french language word that needs excusing* that is AWESOME!
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HairxOfxThexDog Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
daaaaaaamn this is too amazing! Really a great great great work :D
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YikYik Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Wow, so classy and beautiful... really awesome! The guitar of kings! Or something... though i don't see many kings with electric guitars... haha! :D Wow... so beautiful! :heart:
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Glorynezz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MAI.

:iconwantplz:
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pearldragon145 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Definitely do more of these, you could start a custom guitar carving business! :D
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wolffoxruler22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow that is amazing, nice work. i wish i had a guitar like that. *steals guitar and runs away*
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Darkaiz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That is sweeeeeeeeeeet :D
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Dragon3656 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome...simply awesome
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blackminorscales Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad. lol. Great job!!
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Katao192 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay...I'm not into guitars at all but this is just amazing! 0-0
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xXBrokenBladeXx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an amazing carving job. Having any before pics to compare the transformation?
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thank you. I dont have a photo of the guiter before I stared carving, which I'm sad about. It was white, had stickers on it and spray paint. A buddy had given it to me to try carving. I do however have some work in progress photos. Ill put them together and post them :)
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xXBrokenBladeXx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That would probably be almost as good.
Sounds like it was a huge transformation
from the way you described to how it now is.
How long did it take???
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Turnpike303 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is amazing! I'm interested in doing my own paint job on my own guitar. Got any pointers?
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BRAINARD--DESIGN Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
That is AWESOME!
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BLITZFenix Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
wicked sick!
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