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The Start of a Collection!

I’ve got guitars on the mind!  It’s sort of funny because I’ve never played electric guitar and I only have extremely rudimentary acoustic guitar skills – that I haven’t exercised in over 10 years.  As usual, though, I’m fascinated by shapes.  Just as I’m not an expert in cars or planes but still love to look at them and ponder their construction, guitars and instruments are the same way.  So, I’ve been trying to turn some of those fascinating designs into soft toys.  On Monday, I shared my rendition of the Gibson Flying V.  Today, I’m sharing my version of the Gibson Explorer:

explorer guitar done3

Let me tell you, this one wasn’t a walk in the park!  All those points and angles going off in different directions proved to be a challenge.  This was the third version after a lot of math, redesigning and general pulling out of hair – lucky I’ve got lots of it 🙂  It’s not quite a perfect match for the Explorer – it’s much more stout, but I was trying to keep it in line with the size of my Flying V.  I love it anyway – and I guess the fact that it’s not really an Explorer means that I get to give it some cool model name!  My mind is blank right now however, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to comment!

As with the Flying V, this guitar is about a foot tall.

explorer guitar done4

I’ve had a request from a friend to work on a bass guitar, so that’s probably where I’ll go next!  Stay tuned!

Have a great day!