“I started carving 12 years ago, it started out as chainsaw carvings and progressed in to detailed wildlife carvings and my main subjects at that time were fresh water fish. A guitar player friend of mine asked me if I’d be able to carve a solid body guitar and that’s how I got in to working on guitars. I have a small business carving for art galleries and clients that collect my carvings, the guitar thing is really just a sideline hobby I pursue but its starting to become a larger part of what I do.”

“A detailed carving job can take between 40 to 50 hours to complete, the most difficult stage is in the design of the subject. I try to strive for a flow to the overall carving, I also try to tell a story of some type. The alien guitar is roughly based on the art work of the artist H.R. Giger, the idea I had was to interpret an alien life cycle. My biggest joy from completing a guitar is knowing the person receiving it appreciates it as a one of a kind piece of art that you can play.” – Gig Goldstein

You can check out some more of Gig’s amazing carved guitars on his YouTube channel here – http://www.youtube.com/user/GigsCarvedGuitars