Scott's Guitar Blog: August 5, 2009

Yellow Submarine Guitar “The Blu Meanie”

I LOVED making this guitar. My client is a big Yellow Sub fan, and wanted the inlays to reflect this.

I saw a blue guitar with crazy flame in a trans blue, blue neck, and full color inlays in my head.
The body is a stack of thick slabs of figured maple and African mahogany. I could have made three tops out of the maple, but wanted the top thick and juicy so the grain would waterfall over the sides.
The headstock shape and color is a subtle stylized ocean wave.

As far as the inlays, I drew up a sketch with the meanie, and the sub in a quantum “2 places at once”
visual, and bubbles. Renown inlay artist Larry Robinson brought this to life with amazing hand-inlaid
plexiglass, shell and rear-painted plexi. Stunning inlay work Larry, you’re the greatest! Lindy Fralin made the high-output humbuckers for a powerful, warm, and clear voice with no muddy mids.

“Come on Nowhere man…I’ll take you somewhere”

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