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Hello..I just started to try and make some guitars with a little bit of Alaska Native art on them.. The explorer has an African Mahogany body and neck, Bubinga top with a cocobolo fret board with some walrus ivory inlays.. The other on is Honduran Mahogany neck and body with baleen from a Bowhead whale inlays and a maple burl top..i put some ivory on the head peice also..The explorer has emg 80 and 81 for the pickups and i have a Zakk Wylde set for the other one.. any thoughts?
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I don't think you have enough bits of dead animals on there, maybe put a rhino horn nut on it too.
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#4
Assuming you're actually in Alaska, you might want to contact the USFWS about what you're doing before you try to sell anything.

http://alaska.fws.gov/fisheries/mmm/mtrp/pdf/factsheets/walrus_ivory_do_dont.pdf

My reading of the law says you're probably OK, but that's not my specialty. Better safe than sorry. If it's OK, you might want to have a copy of the law on your computer to print out for customers.

Other than that, your workmanship looks pretty cool, so far!
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#5
How the hell did you get that kind of ivory? That shit is probably illegal as hell just to own in some countries.

And that makes the guitars even cooler.
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#6
I'm Alaskan native.. I can sell this stuff as long as its significantly altered..
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I don't think you have enough bits of dead animals on there, maybe put a rhino horn nut on it too.



It blows my mind that this is legal, but then again, I don't really know much about the legality of using animal parts :P
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#8
That les paul type is super nice. I'm not a fan of the inlays but damn, that's a fine looking guitar.
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#9
Amazing looking guitars!. The burl maple has a really cool pattern to it. I would buy those two guitars in a second. Do you want to start a custom company or is it just for fun?.
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#10
Is that LED side inlays I see on the Explorer?
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Stupid question probably, but intheice, if you were to sell those what prices would they have on them? :
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Quote by steven seagull
I don't think you have enough bits of dead animals on there, maybe put a rhino horn nut on it too.


Pretty much what I was thinking. Different strokes for different folks.
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Where are you from?
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier HD Multi-Watt
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100MLB
1960 A&B cabs
Jackson DKMG Dinky
Schecter C1+ (modded)
LTD EC-1000vb
Blueridge 160 CE
BOSS | TU-3 | DD-7
Line 6 G-50 wireless