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Offline -geisterfahrer-

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« on: March 24, 2012, 06:18:55 PM »
Hi Gang,

Here's a True One of a Kind....

A while ago I posted a story about a Dusty Black Deluxe that i had picked up on ebay and upon arrival was in terrible condition, Structurally sound, but just neglected. Needed a darn good scrubbing and some touch up. I didn't want to do too much to it as it was owned by Fishbone Guitarist Spacey T (pictured here with the Fly as it had looked)
 


I scrubbed it clean, and sent it to get the clear coat repaired. Instead of getting repaired, it got ruined, I won't go into detail again, but it was totally trashed.
I was bummed out and after a week of deep thought decided to strip the whole thing back and get it completely re-finished. But what to do?
I had a dream, I drempt of a Fly with a swirl paint job, yeah, right! how's that going to happen! The planets seemed to align as Alan from 'out of this swirled' www.outofthisswirled.com posted on the forum asking if anyone wanted to swirl a Parker! Wow! No Way! So i dropped him a note and we struck up a great friendship as we planned the project. I finished stripping the guitar, and sent it to England, and Alan got to work. He first had to move his business to a larger space to accommodate a larger, deeper tank to get the whole Guitar submerged, once Alan was settled and up and running, the guitar was prepped, sealed, primered and swirled. Swirling happens in the moment, once the paint goes in to the tank and is swirled that's it, it in the hands of the cosmos, what happens, happens, no two are the same, ever. Alan wasn't happy with the first two atempts and cleaned it back to the white primer base twice. The depth of the water and the bouyancy of the guitar was proving difficult to control and get good paint coverage. 3rd time was a charm, kinks ironed out and a great swirl was captured. After Alan was done with his part, the guitar was boxed up and sent to Sharon and Lisa at Shazrock Custom Paint & Guitars www.shazrockpaint.com . This was my second project with Sharon and Lisa. Sharon cleaned the guitar ready for clear coat, fret marker, fly and serial decals, and removed buildup from wire holes, screw holes, pickup routes and surfaces around the spring and trem cavity. Lisa put together an experimental point to point wiring scheme, which eliminated the flex circuitry. The guitar got a high gloss clear and buffing, new knobs, straplocks and New Gen 2 pickups with blacked out poles.
From start to finish, this project has only been possible because of the hard work and dedication to it from Alan, Sharon and Lisa. from the get go the project has had its ups and downs. The Guitar has spent most of its life on the road in a hard working band, been all over the world, no doubt abused and then suffered the indignity of carelessness. Truly a testament to this amazing instrument, after all it has been through, right out of the packing box it was in perfect tune.
I can't thank Alan, Sharon and Lisa enough. When i opened the case, I had no words, I had Sharon on the phone, and she was getting a kick out of how speechless I was, I'm still in awe. To see it all done and finished is really a thrill, I just need to get busy learning some new chops to do it justice ;).
Enough Yap!

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Thanks For Looking!

All the Best

Andy M

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« Last Edit: March 24, 2012, 06:38:17 PM by -geisterfahrer- »
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 07:39:59 PM »
Wowiewowiewow! I do like that.

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 09:07:00 PM »
Simply FANTASTIC !!!

Kudos to all involved in this spectacular creation.

3rd time WAS indeed the charm.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 09:07:45 PM »
Out of this world! [8D][^]

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 09:51:43 PM »
Very cool.

Great story.

Yeah you're going to have to have some kick @ss chops to hang with that swirlin candy corn finish.

Good luck son.

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 01:46:03 AM »
Whoa! I want one. I wonder if Shaz rock could pull this off entirely. I've been considering having them do a paint job but didn't have any particular color in mind. Nothing really seemed to grab me. This grabs me!


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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2012, 09:03:27 AM »
Wow shazrock never ceases to amaze me!

EDIT: Doh! I read the original post all the way through and realized that someone else did the swirl. But nice collaboration anyway.

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2012, 02:54:22 PM »
AWESOME!!!!
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 02:59:46 PM »
Holy SHOOT!  This is really amazing.  What a great story and a great result.  You deserve this guitar, man!


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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 07:03:52 PM »
This is my new favorite Parker Fly. F'in fantastic!
 

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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012, 11:33:48 PM »
This is truly a work of art!!!  I am very impressed and would really like one too!!  Enjoy and congrats!!
Will

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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 09:00:27 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by simonlock

This is my new favorite Parker Fly. F'in fantastic!



It looks even cooler now that I've seen it on a big screen rather than my iPhone. Definitely one of a kind! [:0]

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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 09:25:56 AM »
Spectacular.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012, 01:56:20 PM »
One very unique piece of art, congratulations!
I'm sure everyone will remember this one.

Greetings...
Nef

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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 02:16:13 PM »
That is one of the coolest swirl jobs ever.  It really plays off the lines of the guitar.  I have a feeling that yours won't be the last!

Congrats and thanks for posting!
Billy

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