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 Lunarcaster

Lunarcaster - Doug Rowell

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The Hendrix Strat

Hendrix Strat - Doug Rowell

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The Phoenix Phlame

Phoenix Phlame - Doug Rowell

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The Dragon Guitar

The Dragon Guitar - Doug Rowell

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The Tree Of Life

The Tree Of Life - Dour Rowell

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The Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima - Doug Rowell

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The Spartan Warrior

The Spartan Warrior - Doug Rowell

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The Wangcaster

The Wangcaster - Doug Rowell

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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.

Syrena

William Jeffrey Jones - Syrena

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William Jeffrey Jones - Syrena

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DragonWing

William Jeffrey Jones - Dragon Wing

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Nocturne For iO

William Jeffrey Jones - Nocturne

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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/

13th Vankuilenburg

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Vankuilenburg

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Vankuilenburg

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24 Vankuilenburg

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Kyle Smitchens (448 Articles)

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.