Three Carving Artists
Doug Rowell Guitars
With over five decades of experience Doug Rowell boldly and confidently proclaims there is not a thing he can’t chisel out of any medium you throw his way. Among those things is a very expansive portfolio of guitars carved into various commemorative designs or just plain cool ideas.
This is merely a taster’s choice of his whole collection of works. Doug Rowell has been in the business of carving for over 50 years and there is far more to be seen than what we’ve shown here. Feel free to swing by his web site, carverdoug.com, and see what else he’s done.
The Hendrix Strat
The Phoenix Phlame
The Dragon Guitar
The Tree Of Life
The Iwo Jima
The Spartan Warrior
Jameson begged and begged me to include this one and though reluctant as I was I decided what the hell?
William Jeffrey Jones Guitars
William Jeffrey Jones, another multi-decade experienced sculptor of many materials. A toy sculptor turned guitar builder that went from making toys for MacFarlane toys to building musical instruments in some abrupt and weird career transition.
His work, as can be seen below, is remarkable. Perhaps the most unfortunate thing about this is that this article specifically highlights carved guitars. Sadly we’re overlooking a plethora of beautifully designed guitars. I would recommend swinging by his site and seeing his additional work at divine-jones.com.
Nocturne For iO
Grey Van Kuilenburg
The cumulative compilation of information on Grey Van Kuilenburg totals up to the consensus that he’s a dude that carves guitars. Guitars aren’t the only things he uses as a means of artistic expression. For the sake of pitching some extra promotion in his direction, here is Kuilenburg’s Deviant Art page. http://vankuilenburg.deviantart.com/