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 #129433  by cSuttle
 Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:57 am
I've had a lot of people ask for this, but I final had someone order one. This is going out to Rusch Guitars for another of his master pieces.
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 #129551  by tcsned
 Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:13 am
Great work Cliff!
 #129634  by cSuttle
 Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:36 am
mikelawson wrote:Wow, what's the inlay made from?
The ring, the mouth, and the head accents are brass. The backing wood is quilt maple of course. The black is ebony. The eyes and the tongue are mytle wood (the tongue dyed red). The teeth are mammoth ivory. I try to get as close to the original as possible. Couldn't tell what he used for the tongue, but I think what I used looks good.

The big change I made to the original is the eyes. He cut the eyes and then cut the lines surrounding the pupils with a knife leaving a very blurry line. I made the eyes from four pieces and allowed the epoxy to flow up into the seam which created a much cleaner line. Maybe not 100% authentic, but I think it looks a lot better. It's always a balancing act.
 #129648  by aiq
 Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:33 am
Great looking inlay.

I thought this was about Haynes playing Wolf (or is it a copy?) at the Garcia symphony shows. Heard the show at Wolftrap Monday, very nice.

This music will live forever.
 #129664  by tcsned
 Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:32 pm
aiq wrote:Great looking inlay.

I thought this was about Haynes playing Wolf (or is it a copy?) at the Garcia symphony shows. Heard the show at Wolftrap Monday, very nice.

This music will live forever.
Warren was playing the real deal
 #129673  by mikelawson
 Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:19 am
Its amazing. Great work! :cool:
cSuttle wrote:
mikelawson wrote:Wow, what's the inlay made from?
The ring, the mouth, and the head accents are brass. The backing wood is quilt maple of course. The black is ebony. The eyes and the tongue are mytle wood (the tongue dyed red). The teeth are mammoth ivory. I try to get as close to the original as possible. Couldn't tell what he used for the tongue, but I think what I used looks good.

The big change I made to the original is the eyes. He cut the eyes and then cut the lines surrounding the pupils with a knife leaving a very blurry line. I made the eyes from four pieces and allowed the epoxy to flow up into the seam which created a much cleaner line. Maybe not 100% authentic, but I think it looks a lot better. It's always a balancing act.
 #129679  by cSuttle
 Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:58 am
tcsned wrote:
aiq wrote:Great looking inlay.

I thought this was about Haynes playing Wolf (or is it a copy?) at the Garcia symphony shows. Heard the show at Wolftrap Monday, very nice.

This music will live forever.
Warren was playing the real deal
I would love to get a close up look at that guitar. It would improve my work.
 #129684  by mikelawson
 Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:43 am
Just checked out your site, you do amazing work!
cSuttle wrote:
tcsned wrote:
aiq wrote:Great looking inlay.

I thought this was about Haynes playing Wolf (or is it a copy?) at the Garcia symphony shows. Heard the show at Wolftrap Monday, very nice.

This music will live forever.
Warren was playing the real deal
I would love to get a close up look at that guitar. It would improve my work.
 #129737  by tcsned
 Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:39 am
mikelawson wrote:Just checked out your site, you do amazing work!
Yes he does, Cliff just did some awesome work for me on a guitar I'm getting resuscitated. I couldn't be happier.
 #129752  by Sparechaynge
 Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:22 pm
Rusty the Scoob wrote:
Yes he does! Can't wait till the bridge is ready on my Gibson bass featuring Cliff's inlays on the headstock. :cool:
The EB3 you keep teasing us about?