A COMPLETE CUSTOM – FROM BUILD TO PAINT!A FUN PROJECT This is the type of project that gets a career artist excited! As most of you know, Mike is not only an artist, but also a guitarist, bassist and luthier. One of his favorite bands is AC/DC (in fact, he played Angus in a Tribute […]Read More
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
Get the details for the upcoming Build and Paint your own Guitar class here.
Custom Collaboration: Learn Guitars with Tracy Jenkins. A new model is born!!
For nearly a decade, the high-quality Japanese RichPen airbrushes have been missing in the USA. After months of communication, research and development, we are PROUD to bring them back.
This painting was commissioned for Michael Lichter’s Speed Demon exhibit at the Journey Museum in Rapid City, SD.
This Jackson King V project was commissioned from a repeat customer, Alex. Mike has done several great pieces for him, and this one was no different. The guitar originally had 2 pickups, so Mike did some modifications to fill the second pickup recess and the holes for the electronics. Alex left the design for the […]Read More
This project has garnered a lot of interest as its progression was documented on social media. Now that it is complete I thought I would put the entire process and the most relevant images and videos together one one place. The project came to us from a customer in China and there are several back […]Read More
This Jackson King V is heading home to Bob! The guitar arrived with a broken neck, fortunately Mike is as skilled in luthiery as he is in art! The explosion theme came from Bob’s love of Megadeth music! Here is Mike talking a bit more about the this project:
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
I want to address the “technology enhanced vs. all ‘freehand/old school’ airbrushing” controversy that is lingering around the modern art industry. Many of you know my stance on the issue, but maybe not the basis. Here it is. You have 2 choices in life. You can be the hammer, or you can be a nail. […]Read More