My first love is collage. It always has been, probably always will be. I’ve collaged and Mod Podge’d everything from vintage suitcases to match boxes.
So, why not a guitar?
I’ve been staring at my classical guitar for years, thinking it needs a good layer of my most special magazine scraps. Every time I tell people (OK, it’s usually non-art-minded people) my idea, they act like it’s a mortal sin to deface a guitar.
This guitar really doesn’t have any special meaning to me. I think that’s key. I would never collage my “real” guitar. But I picked up Mr. Classical at a thrift store in Long Beach for 20 bucks when I was a freshmen in college. It never sounded very good either.
I’m excited to have a substantial collage project. I’ve kind of missed it since I stopped for a while because I got tired of doing notebooks and tin boxes.
I like some of the painted guitars I’ve seen, but I think I’ll save that for my second art guitar.
Here are a guitars people have gone artsy on: