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We have put together photos representing some of the “special” guitars leaving Jim’s shop. Most of these are highly “custom” guitars featuring prized woods and special inlays. All photos by Jim Olson


The Alien

One of the more spectacular examples of the “Tree” Mahogany this guitar was named the “Alien” because when viewed from a distance you could see what resembled and Alien in the figure. A cedar top with 42-style top inlay and Paua end wedge borders. Wide Paua rosette set in radial cut Brazilian Rosewood. Tree Mahogany head back veneer and Paua infilled “O” logo. Larry Robinson did the inlay work on the fingerboard.


Brazilian Cedar SJ with Cedar top

Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with a cedar top. Paua rosette, back strip and end wedge borders. 12th fret “Ryan” style inlay on ebony fingerboard. Brazilian peghead back veneer.


SJ Brazilian Rosewood cut-away / Cedar top

Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with a Cedar top. Paua top edge, and end wedge borders. Paua back edge perimeter. Radial cut Brazilian Rosewood and wide Paua rosette. Paua fingerboard and headstock perimeter edging. “Vine inlay pieces on fingerboard and partial vine on Brazilian peghead front. Paua infilled “O”. Brazilian Rosewood peghead back veneer with WBW purfling and special inlay. Paua bridge wing inlays on
Brazilian Bridge.


Two Brazilian Rosewood Cut-aways / cedar tops

Two identical Brazilian Rosewood guitars with Cut-away made from salvaged Brazilian beams. Western Red Cedar tops. Paua top edge, back center strips and end wedge borders. Radial cut Brazilian Rosewood and wide Paua rosettes. Full vine inlay on fingerboard with WBW edging. Paua infilled “O” on ebony peghead with custom “Dragon Treble Clef” inlay. Ebony peghead back veneer with WBW purfling. Paua bridge wing inlays.


#1571 Brazilian Rosewood SJ / Cedar top

SJ Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with a Cedar top and “wide” Paua rosette. Features Paua top edging, back center strip, and end wedge borders. Paua infilled “O” logo. Ebony peg head back veneer. Larry Robinson “Bee Theme” floral inlays on the fingerboard.


#1564 Brazilian Rosewood Cedar top with Larry Robinson inlay

Another Larry Robinson Masterpiece. Brazilian Rosewood with a Cedar top.


#1563 – 40th Anniversary Guitar

This guitar was built to commemorate Jim’s 40th Anniversary as a guitar
maker. From 1977 to 2017. This one of a kind “Collector Series” guitar has all the bells and whistles.

Straight grained old growth Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with a cut-away. Cedar top with a 42-Style top edge, back center strip and end wedge borders. Wide Paua rosette set in Brazilian Rosewood. Paua shell headstock and fingerboard edging. Full vine inlay on fingerboard and partial vine on inlay peghead. Vine wing inlays on bridge. Brazilian peghead back veneer. Koa bindings and end wedge. All inlay by all construction done solely by Jim


#1557 Tree Mahogany / Sinker Redwood SJ

Tree Mahogany back and sides with a “Sinker” Redwood top. Brazilian Rosewood binding, top edge, and end wedge borders. Celtic “amazed” wooden rosette set in radial cut Brazilian Rosewood background. Tree
Mahogany peg head front and back veneer. Brazilian Rosewood infilled Doves and “O” log inlay. Fossil Ivory bridge and strap buttons.


#1555 SJ Tree Mahogany / Cedar top

Highly figured Mahogany from the “Tree”. Western Red Cedar top. Paua top edge, and end wedge borders. Brazilian Rosewood “wide” Paua rosette. Paua infilled doves and “O” logo. Tree Mahogany peg head back veneer with WBW purfling and ebony binding.


#1549 Guitar Gallery 20th Anniversary Guitar

Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with a Cedar top. Brazilian Rosewood and Paua shell rosette. Paua shell top edge, and end wedge borders. Ebony fingerboard with WBW purfling and Larry Robinson “Art Deco” inlay. Ebony peg head front with Paua infilled “O” logo Brazilian peghead back veneer with ebony binding and WBW purfling. This guitar was custom made to celebrate Guitar Gallery’s 20th Anniversary


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