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
Iron Maiden’s mascot, Eddie the Head is ALWAYS a big hit and this recent Guitar created for Jeff B is no different! Check out this modified take on “The Trooper”!
SOLD!! This is the 2nd installment of the “Too Many Guitars” Sale. This is the latest in the Horror Series where Mike utilized old horror movie posters as an inspiration for custom paint.
This piece is the first in a series of Horror Classics that I had wanted to do for awhile. I have always loved the old movie posters for the Vincent Price horrors. I created the mock up for this piece based upon 2 different movie ads for “Tales of Terror” I really liked the contrast in the […]Read More
We have a repeat customer from Turkey who has a few guitars painted and then decided to get a custom Learn guitar built… and then another. These 2 ICON models are among my very favorite that Mike has built. The first was a classic 6-string and the second got an extra string for a versatile […]Read More
This customer requested a pirate theme for his paint work and really left the details of the job up to me. I really like to work with core shadow as a basis for building a composition and as a basis for exemplifying how light sources affect an image. The basic idea for the image came […]Read More
Album Cover Art This project was for a band out of California. As I do with all Album Cover assignments, I started by listening to the music. They play a really hard core thrash metal and were looking for an image that reflected their style. They also wanted to make some sort of political statement, though exactly what, […]Read More
“I really wanted to do something artistic with this guitar. I wanted to make a monster player out of the last few pieces of Koa that I had. This instrument certainly lives up to that expectation. I went a little overboard with the looks on this one, but sacrificed nothing regarding its smooth playability.” SPECS: […]Read More
SOLD!! Mike built this spec model alongside a custom order. This is yet another of the ever-popular Flak Jacket model – only this time it’s a 7-String!! SPECS: Mahogany Body – Flak Jacket Model25 1/2″ ScaleMapleNeck ThruVery Slim “D” Profile with 16″-20″ compound radiusMacassar Ebony fretboardJumbo FretsSeymour Duncan Invader pickup2-Way truss rodGotoh bridge and tunersString […]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
Mike has painted quite a few guitars for Rich at Stormshadow Guitar Works in the UK. Here is the latest … The Reaper! Stormshadow Vanquish S4 “The Reaper” Specs: Alder Vanquish S4 Body Maple Neck / Rocklite Ebony BoardEx Jumbo 6000 Frets / R2 NutEMG Pickups KH “Bone Breaker” SetSchaller Lockmeister Floyd RoseFU-Tone.com Brass Block & SpringsMike […]Read More