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Jan 14

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This Jackson Custom Shop NAMM Display Kelly caught our attention, mainly due to the wicked artwork, created with a technique we’d never seen before.  Artist Mike Learn ground the design into a thin sheet of aluminum, and then used an airbrush to highlight the metal.  It had a nearly 3D effect in person, and suited the mean vibe of the Kelly perfectly.  Those triple humbuckers were made in-house at Jackson for this guitar, and the neck is adorned with stainless steel frets and sterling silver shark inlays.

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One Response to “Mike Learn’s Metal Grinding Artwork Is Killer”

  1. RockPro says:

    Bravo.. The Music Zoo!

    I have not attended the NAMM is the past few years however your coverage excelled. Bravo!!

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