Routed out multiple levels of the body, cavities and neck pocket, shaped and sanded

Gluing together the two pieces of white aspen panels




Custom shaped forked tongue headstock with locking nut, truss rod cover and tuners

After cutting basic shape out on the band saw

It all starts with planning the piece.  Measuring where the neck, bridge, pickups and electronics will go

"AXE Guitar" - 6 string version, created in the style made famous by the legendary KISS  bassist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer - Gene Simmons

 by Vinnie Ricotta

Shape is completed and body is primed

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Ryan Holst receiving his new AXE! 12/25/16

Painted, airbrushed and accented, clear coated and completely assembled