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    On Fire smithtone's Avatar
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    Default EVH Christmas guitar

    Christmas in July
    This was actually my seven-year-old daughter's idea - stripe up a guitar with Christmas colors and add a bunch of Christmas things to it. Something to put next to the tree for the holidays.
    I took an old Kramer Focus 6000 body and and Kramer Focus 3000 neck and sprayed it white, green, and red. Added some reflective snowflakes and holiday stickers and a '1225' reflective mailbox decal (for Christmas day, 12-25, instead of '5150' in case anyone missed that) and then cleared the hell out of it.
    I put a really nice 1980s Floyd on there and the bridge pickup is the GFS EVH or VEH or whatever - which actually is a screaming deal. The tele neck pickup is non-working.
    One more thing about the last two pics below - I put a wind-up music box in the control cavity that plays "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and can be wound from the outside. I also included some real sleigh bells in there so when you move/shake the guitar, it, um, sounds like sleigh bells... I know, I know, but my daughter absolutely loves it.

    Thanks for looking!

    http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/smithtone/gi/xmas1.jpg
    http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/smithtone/gi/xmas2.jpg
    http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/smithtone/gi/xmas3.jpg
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    That's very creative, I like it. Your daughter had a cool idea there.

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    Very cool!!!
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    Damn cool! Congrats on an awesome job.
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    I smell lawsuit.....j/k. That looks awesome, great idea and super job!
    Merry Christmas in July.
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    That is fantastic! I can't let my girls see it. They would want one.

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    Dude...thats totally an inspired work of art. A melding of VH xmas and add in the inspiration from your daughter and love for her, VH, family/xmas and you have one cool axe right there. A lot of awesome little touches. What a sweet axe. I would totally play that live at a gig near Xmas with pride and joy. The wind up music box on the back is genius. I'm blown away. lol

    Thanks for sharing. I love it!!
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    That is a nice job! I hope Santa doesn't go after you with his lawyers.

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    Absolutely cool.
    Just, flat out, absolutely cool.
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    That's an awesome guitar!

    I was surprised when I saw this thread because I am just finishing a 4th of July stars and stripes guitar with a similar theme... actually I just pulled the tape off of it today! I think variations on the EVH stripe theme, like Dinos camo guitar and this one, are VERY cool!

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    That is definately something different, and very cool. What did you use in place of the quarter? Some video of Santa playing Eruption on it would be classic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ME100472 View Post
    That is definately something different, and very cool. What did you use in place of the quarter? Some video of Santa playing Eruption on it would be classic.
    Instead of a quarter for the Floyd plate to rest against, I found a 2005 50p Isle of Man Christmas coin that has a partridge in a pear tree on it. Gotta love ebay...

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    Love it !!

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    Awesome!!!
    Dammit!!! I still smell like cotton candy!!!

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    What a cool looking guitar and I love that you did it for your daughter. The music box is an inspired idea. Nice job!
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