Those of you whom have followed Mike for any length of time have probably noticed that he is a big fan of Warbird paint jobs, particularly on guitars. It all started when Mike first picked up an airbrush, around the age of 10, because he wanted to paint his model airplanes. But the interest for the […]Read More
A new ART/MUSIC Talk Show hosted by Mike Learn. Our first guest is Matt from Texas Toast Guitars. Please check this out. It is fun, entertaining and occasionally irreverent.
Mike has often been given the freedom to create ideas for the Jackson Custom Shop “Short Runs”. This concept, Jackson Department of Corrections is an example. Mike came up with the idea of prison stripes and chains and even designed the chain link inlays to wrap the design from the body up through the fingerboard! […]Read More
Mike painted a blue and white bass for Rick Savage of Def Leppard. He was on a special charity tour and at some point the bass was given away to one lucky person. This guitar is a collaborative effort on the part Mike and Jake from Willoughby Music. This custom painted Jackson PC1 was hand […]Read More
The custom projects that come through the shop are always so fun and add real variety to the job. This vintage-finish classic was completed for a repeat customer who had a guitar body that he wanted “built out”. Mike built the neck, designed the fretboard, and did all the finishing and assembly. It is really […]Read More
Mike was commissioned to do a run of 6 She-Zombies for the Jackson Custom Shop. He used some famous models with sinister smiles to come up with this run of 6 lovely ladies that we affectionately call: AleronBellatrixCordeliaDrusillaEsmereldaFelicia One Guitar Center picked up the entire set and created an ad to sell them. Pretty neat […]Read More
This series of guitars was featured at the prestigious NAMM show in the Jackson booth! Mike was asked to portray the “7 Deadly Sins” on 7 guitars and the series was one of the spotlights at the show. Check these out: Envy, Gluttony, Greed , Lust, Pride, Sloth, and Wrath. Can you spot which is […]Read More