I worked with a mother and father to create a personalized holiday gift for their son. They requested a Gibson ES-335. The guitar features tags from Ohio, North and South Carolina, North Dakota, New York and Germany -- all places the family has lived. They asked for Air Force sayings, which are featured throughout the piece, to reflect theirtime in the military.
Here are some kind words from his parents:
"We just wanted to let you know that Derek really enjoyed his guitar. We think it turned out awesome. Thank you for doing an outstanding job and caring enough to put Derek’s life history into a piece of art that he will cherish forever."
J and D, South Carolina
Here are their son's thoughts on the piece:
"My parents commissioned a beautiful piece of guitar art from you.
I absolutely love this piece! It is a really cool and beautiful way to have an artist provide a personal touch to my living space. Every time I look at it, I have happy and fond memories. I can't thank you enough for working with my parents to create this piece for me.
Thank you so much!
- Derek S.