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The new Gris-Gris guitar (the previous one has been renamed Black Lightning). It starts with a solid plank of African Mahogany.

The shape is rough cut and some mineral spirits applied to bring out the gorgeous grain.

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Comment by Morrigan Aria on August 1, 2010 at 7:32pm
Comment by Morrigan Aria on August 2, 2010 at 1:55am

Have three veves selected. A variant Papa Legba and an Oya/Yansa for the front. Possibly a Baron Samedi for the back. I have not located the first two online, so I will have to get them scanned out of my text and will post here? The Baron Samedi veve can be found here:

Comment by Morrigan Aria on August 2, 2010 at 1:56am
Once I get the veves loaded here, we'll discuss placement/size.
Comment by jack Rainwater on August 3, 2010 at 10:45pm
I love this peice of wood!
Comment by Ted Crocker on August 13, 2010 at 4:58am
Shop's open again after shutting down and dismantling benches and stations for almost 3 weeks while the three stooges construction company finished the renovations for last Thursday and Friday's inspections!!! I got caught up on pickup orders and back to work on 5, no 6 guitars on nice clean benches. Today I routed 3 neck pockets, here's the one you want to see

Kim, have some art for me?
Comment by jack Rainwater on August 13, 2010 at 9:57am
Sweet! Having some problems getting the art scanned well take digital hpotos this evening and send them our way! Ps I'm gonna hsve to hit you up for a piezo PU myself I think
Comment by Morrigan Aria on August 14, 2010 at 11:23am

Here is the Papa Legba veve that Jack likes. Thinking this should be the larger of the two veves, and located in the bass side lower bout (if viewing the photo above, same location as the return address on an envelope).
Comment by Morrigan Aria on August 14, 2010 at 11:26am

Here is the second veve, which belongs to Oya. I think this should be smaller in size than Legba, and located at the bass side upper bout (again, as viewed in above photo, this would be where the stamp goes on an envelope). I think both designs should look nice burned into the face of the guitar! :)
Comment by Morrigan Aria on August 14, 2010 at 11:28am
For anyone interested, both images are from a book entitled Vodou Visions written by Sallie Ann Glassman and I cross-referenced her book with numerous others I own to get a more complete view before selection.
Comment by jack Rainwater on August 14, 2010 at 3:46pm
I think Baron Samedi (the other keeper of the crossroads) would be cool on the back. I think Kim sent you a link to the Barron Samedi veve earlier.


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