Jol Dantzig knows a thing or two about building custom boutique guitars he was one of the founders of Hamer Guitars back in 1976 and saw the company grow to a considerable size in the 80′s and Jol was designing guitars for some of the biggest names in musical history. Hamer went through a number of acquisitions and Jol left and returned as Technical Director, by now they were once again a small boutique guitar company, until last year when Jol decided to go it alone as ‘Jol Dantzig Guitar Design‘. As you will see from the website Jol now has the chance to get really creative finding inspiration in many different objects and creatures.
Pictured above is ‘The Crow’:
Inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and the writings of Ginsberg, Burroughs and Guthrie. The Crow is a one of a kind original piece of guitar art created by masterbuilder Jol Dantzig. Built entirely by hand from Honduras mahogany, flamed eastern maple, Sitka spruce and blackest ebony. Hand cast acrylic knobs, control NOS electronics with Charlie Christian single coil pickups. Unique appointments include vintage Western Electric cloth-covered wire, amber Asian buffalo horn and genuine ivory. Abalone and pearl 12th fret inlay, Italian cellulose faux tortiose shell binding. Comes with hand antiqued period-correct tweed case with hygrometer and hand-bound journal of the artist’s sketches and notes.
This instrument is one of one (1/1) and will not be duplicated. This is your opportunity to acquire one of the guitar world’s most unique and talked-about instruments.
Jol Dantzig has been running his blog ‘The Guitar Designer’s Workshop‘ for years and I love how he posts the entire thought process of an instruments’ creation. Take for instance his latest project ‘Hell’s Half Acre‘, on Jol’s blog he documents everything from the original conception of the idea to the salvaged antique electronics from 1950′s telephone switching components intended to for the pickup selector.
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