This is a very customized Series II bass in flamed, burl rosewood. It features a pistol grip horn, heart omega and "C" sides. The electronics are customized as well. The customer flew out from Massachusetts to pick out his woods. Rosewood Custom pic
Back of Rosewood custom pic This is the back view of the previous bass. Notice that all the backplates have been made from the routed out section of the wood thus preserving the maximum beauty of the rare and beautiful wood. Also, note the thin maple binding around each plate.
James is holding a special order Essence bass for a customer in Texas. The was the first "Birds of Prey" inlay we made. Birds of prey inlay pic
JPJ Bass This is the Tree of Life inlay we did for John Paul Jones. Abalone and shell leaves connected by silver wire vines.
This is one of the headstocks for a custom double neck bass made for a customer in Germany. The headstock is burl maple and it is inlaid with walnut and vermilion woods with the words "Pearl of Angel" inlaid in mother of pearl. Custom peghead inlay pic
Dolphin guitar pic Here is a custom guitar we made back around 1977. The inlays are all sea-going mammals. All the hardware is silver plated.
Alembic Dragon inlay pic
This is a photo of our traditional dragon inlay. Each scale is an inlaid piece of abalone in the mother of pearl body. The belly is brass. We make the legs out of copper. The claws and teeth are bone. For the dragon's breath, we take gold filings and suspend them in an optically clear epoxy. The tongue is made of vermilion and the eyes can be red LED's, or rubies, as shown in this example.
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