"Bella"

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Jeff Pierce
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"Bella"

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This one was inspired by the 1956 Chevy Bel Air. It was my first attempt at a paint job. It has a solid poplar body with polished aluminum trim, ebony neck and maple fretboard, G&L bridge, Gohtoh tuners and Dimarzio Air Classic humbuckers.
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Barry Daniels
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I love it. Great job!
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Bryan Bear
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Cool vibe! I like that you used boxcars to mark the 12th!
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That is awesome!

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Well done Jeff, the design and finish really does capture the vintage "vibe" as Bryan puts it, of a Red 56 Bel Air. Nice bit of work!

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Spot on! You’ve done some nice design work on your instruments- it’d be easy for a guitar like this to be hokey or “off.” Nice job!
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Thanks so much, guys. I really appreciate the feedback. I wanted to pick up enough design elements to be recognizable without being too literal. If it ended up looking like a cutout of a car with a neck stuck on it, it definitely would have been in the "hokey" realm. I almost didn't do the dice inlay because I thought it might be too kitchy. I'm glad I let several friends talk me into it.

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Cool! Like it's inspiration it will be a Classic.

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