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FOURTH OF JULY WARBIRD SPECIAL!!

July 1, 2014 in News and Events, Special Deals by Diana

Now is the time to get your personalized Warbird paint job!! Starting at just $650, this is a great savings!

Contact us to put in a work order and get your instrument on the way before the end of the month to take advantage of this great deal. You will get a personalized Warbird design and full paint, clear and buff. Upgrades include $100 for neck-through construction, $100 for matching headstock and $50 for painted pickups/covers and rings. Tear down and set up IS NOT included.

Contact us at info@MikeLearn.com or text or leave a message at 303-828-0370

Independence Day Sale

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Kevin’s Custom Mortal Sin 5-String Bass

July 14, 2014 in Completed Pieces, News and Events by Diana

This Custom Learn Bass is fresh off the bench for our good customer Kevin! After getting a few of his basses painted, Kevin decided that he HAD to have a custom build. Mike designed it based upon the Mortal Sin body style. Built to his personal specs with free license on paint, Mike put together the ultimate gangster artwork that Kevin had mentioned once before.

And here it is!!

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Don’s Corsair Restoration

July 14, 2014 in Completed Pieces, News and Events, Restoration and Repair by Diana

This guitar came to us from a customer in Turkey. When it arrived it was a box of miscellaneous parts scavenged from old, beat-up Ed Roman guitars. Mike had a custom fret board with bullet hole inlays made, then installed it, fit the neck to the body and did a complete repaint.  Don wanted a Warbird style guitar, but with a pinup prominently placed. This design was created just for him!

Thanks Don for a great project!

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GALLERY UPDATE

July 1, 2014 in Completed Pieces, News and Events by Diana

The Gallery has been updated with dozens of new images. Be sure to check it out!

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Did you ever wonder….

May 22, 2014 in News and Events, On the Bench by Diana

Mike has a couple custom builds on the bench. Right now he is shaping a Mortal Sin custom Bass for Kevin Hamm.  Did you ever wonder how these instruments are hand-shaped? Well it is kind of interesting.

A step-by-step pictorial ….

1. The shape is roughed out, then cut using a pin router. Mike then draws contour marks with a sharpie.

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2. He starts the process with a grinding wheel:

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3. He then moves to a rough router bit:

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4. Moving to smaller and more precise instruments… the next is a file:

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5. This file has both a curved and a flat edge.

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6. All the final work is done with sandpaper – moving from large grit down to fine grit.

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She Zombies – DELIVERED

May 22, 2014 in Completed Pieces, News and Events by Diana

The run of She-Zombies that Mike finished up not too long ago have been delivered to Guitar Center!

Here is the promo that they are using… Looks pretty cool, huh?

GuitarCenter-zombies

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Samurai Warriors: A Run of Jackson Custom Shop Soloists

May 22, 2014 in Completed Pieces, News and Events by Diana

Mike just finished up another run of Jackson Custom Shop guitars for Guitar Center. They were looking for something along the lines of an anime-style suicide girl warrior. Each one of the 6 are slightly different. I just finished writing a long article, along with a How To on this job. It will be featured in an upcoming issue of Airbrush Action Magazine. As soon as the magazine hits the shelves, I will post the article here as well!

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