Patriot" is designed for a Taylor guitar and is made of a whopping 19 pieces of
shell, stone, and mamoth ivory on rosewood. This cover is owned by Gary Ingram
of Charleston WV. Gary Recently emailed me and had this to say about his new
cover, "I wanted to let you know how great "The
Patriot #1" looks on my Taylor 710CE. Your outstanding workmanship and
materials really make this guitar look as unique as it sounds. I have played
guitar professionally since the age of 10 and think your inlay work is the best
I have seen. I teach science and have the GEE DUB GUITAR CLUB at George
Washington High in Charleston WV. Hoping for more of your work for my other
Taylors and other guitars. "
initials cover done in Red Abalone, Paua, white and gold mother of pearl on
Temple Guardian. Said to be the guardian of music. Based on a life size wood
figure from a Buddest Temple. Created for Mike Bieniek from
sized Taylor cover. This one is six Christian fish representing the family of
it's owner Jim Hawk of Rowlett, TX.
t-cover in GMOP and Paua on Ebony. The original one was made for Don Finch or
Greensville FL, who had these comments, "Damn!!! Awesome doesn't describe it!!! Damn good job!!!
wouldn't add something this simple to my first page, but this one just had too
special a story. Steve Lusk wanted a special cover as a tribute to his son who
died after being born prematurely. He dreamed up this design and it was a honor
to made it for him."Thanks again for the unbelievable
cover. It is exactly what I had in mind and looks great on my guitar. It is a
beautiful and simple reminder of my son, and all the guitar lessons I planned
on giving him from this guitar." It was after this quote from Steve
that I knew his cover had to become a part of my web-site. My thoughts are with
you and your family Steve.
t-cover was made for Joe Pytel. Hense, the "JP". This is a favorite of mine and
currently is on a PRS Artist. The t-cover hosts 11 pieces of MOP, Gold MOP and
Paua on ebony. Here is a quote from Joe: "Man Cliff,
you wouldn't believe the compliments I get on the cover. It really makes that
guitar stand out too. I am playing with a band again and the guys loved it.
cover where made for Allan De Arman of California. They are for PRS "Custom"
made for Matt "Zubes" Zubiel, from MA. This is made of Paua and Mother of Pearl
on Ebony. Matt had this to say about the cover, "Just
got the cover in the mail and it looks absolutely amazing. The way the blue
paua shimmers is just fantastic. It looks great on my guitar. Thanks again!
The Mist" This is the first of a series of "Limited Addition" t-covers. Over the next year,
20 of these will be made and auctioned off on eBay. That's it 20, no more. When
they are gone, they're gone. If you would like to get on a noticification list
about when the auctions start and other limited addition creations, email me.
Adam Gardner shared his thoughts about this cover, "I got your dragon TRC for Christmas from my Dad, wow what a
gift. The dragon just jumps out at you and glistens in the slightest light. The
eyes seem to follow you in the dark. It's sweet and looks fantastic on my PRS.
I'm impressed, "
our Rock Star motif as of late, how could we leave out Stevie! I'd like to take
credit for this design, but I can't. This drawing of SRV in the spotlight was
supplied by the new owner of this beauty, John Metzger of Loudonville, NY.
However, I can still take credit for making it a reality. The background is
pink heart shell and sort of looks like the crowd in the audience, don't you
think? This is what John had to say, "I just
want to thank you for the awesome job you did and the great service you
provided, it was a fun project! The workmanship is first rate and I really love
that cool spotlight effect on SRV, nice!!! You recreated the design perfectly
and really nailed what I was looking for. You're are the inlay man indeed!"
|This was the
first t-cover I've made from malichte. It was designed for Dennis Rodgers of
Columbia MD. "Aldwyn" is his nickname. Isn't this baby stunning. This is a
great looking cover, or in Denny's words,"Killer, dude... that's gonna look awesome on my Hollowbody!
guitar tcovers have to be shaped like a tcover. This Flame cover is for the
Vine of Death guitar currently under
construction by Ken Loper
Guitar. This tcover of a skeleton hand holding a silver rose was custom
designed from the ground up. The cover is made of Bloody Jasper stone and is
inlaid with Mother of Pearl, Paua, Brass, and Silver.
|This is a
medallion that was made for Mike Dimartinis of New Jersey. This is not actually
a t-cover. It is designed for guitar that don't have a t-cover. It can be
easily installed on any headstock by drilling two small pilot holes and
screwing it down. This medallion is white MOP on Striped Ebony. This picture
does not show how beautiful this wood is.
Vines" This is a very interesting cover because all the Paua except for the
bird in the center was cut from a single piece of Paua. This one belongs to
Wendell Crusenberry Jr.
|Now, this is
the cat pajamas. This cover was custom made for Bill Hendricks of Carrollton
Texas. It is made with Gold Mother of Pearl, Ebony, and Rosewood. This one is
just Purrrrrrrrr-fect. Ok, that's bad, sorry.
||Owl on the
attach. Paua, Red Abalone, Gold Mother of Pearl and Black Mother of Pearl on
Ebony. This piece of commissioned by Steven Aksamit of Novlesville
||This is a
Yin & Yang Chinese symbol made of Paua, white MOP, and copper on ebony.
Simple yet classic. This was made for Anthony Lucchese of New York and is going
on a PRS guitar.
|This is the
signature cover for the Unicorn guitar show in the
unicorn section. This is a rather
simple piece, but is interesting in the fact that the entire t-cover has been
shaped to look like a horn.
||This is a company logo
for SGA Amplifiers. It is make of Mother of Pearl and Paua on rosewood. This
one belongs to Wendell Crusenberry Jr.
|This cover was designed
for Stephen Kroah of Chicago, IL. This is a cool Black on Black cover made of
Oxny stone on Ebony wood. The outline is done in real Silver. It is going on a
Gibson Gothic SG. Talk about your prefect fits, this cover is going to look
great on that guitar.
||"Bat at Midnight", for a
PRS guitar. This baby is going out to John Samuels in Allentown Pennsylvania.
It's made of white and black MOP, silver, and obsidian. John has this say about
his new prize,"It looks superb!!! So classy. I had no
idea from your design or your description how great it would turn out (the
keychain too!). Great, great job - I'm thrilled. "
|This is the signiture
"Shield" t-cover for the new Ken Loper
"Shield" guitar. It shows a Mother of Pearl "L" on a Paua shell shield with a
||This is a brass cross
with Paua vine and Mother of Pearl flowers. This was custom order by, Mike
Glieden based on a sketch in the unused art section. Mike had this comment to
share, "The Tcover arrived today and you were right,
the picture does not do it justice!!! It's beautiful! You do nice work my
friend! Thank you very much."
|Jimi revisited. This one
belongs to Wendell Crusenberry Jr. Cool new look, same cool guitar player.
||This is a simple design,
only three pieces, but I had a number of requests for it. This is a Hawaiian
Kokopeli dancing number the silver moon. This one was made for Matthew Price