One of the highlights of 2004 was going to Dallas, Texas to be a part of the Eric Clapton Crossroads festival as an employee of Ibanez guitars. It was an incredible weekend filled with a ridiculous lineup of so many guitarists that influenced me growing up.
I suggested to create a special guitar to be displayed for the event and designed/created the "Texas" guitar in less than two weeks.
The "Texas" guitar is one of my favorite pieces I've ever made. I sprayed it with a dark sunburst to create a guitar that looked like it had been aging in the hot Texas heat as well as placed the star/volume knob over the approximate capital city of Austin.
As awkward as the guitar may have looked it was actually kind of comfortable to play and ripped tonally due to a custom Seymour Duncan pickup.