This guitar’s design was a collaboration between me and my friend Jake. He came to me with an idea for a new guitar. The premise was to make a cross between an Explorer and a Firebird. I loved the idea and thought it would make an awesome guitar, so I drew up a concept design. Jake and I both loved it, and this was the result. The original plan was to paint the whole guitar tuxedo white with black accents and gold hardware. However, once Jake saw the maple and walnut combination he liked it so much that he asked me to leave it natural, which I was more than happy to do. The end result was a guitar I am very happy with and one of my all-time favorite designs.