Coronavirus-inspired inlay design critique / suggestions

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  1. Thep

    Thep Blast & Sweep

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    I'm working with a luthier (I will delve all the details once everything is finalized) and was looking for some creative input on two designs I came up with. I'm not in love with either option, but I am dead set on sticking with this theme.

    I'm terrible at artistic design, so if anyone wants to take a stab at a rendition, I'd love to compensate you for your work. Otherwise any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Zhysick SS.org Regular

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    I think option 1 is very good looking. I can't help with any art design as I am worse than bad at that too but option 1 is cooler than option 2
     
  3. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire neuken in de keuken

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    1 is much more visually interesting. 2 looks like a bad attempt at mimicking the empire's logo from star wars.
     
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    Joan Maal SS.org Regular

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    I like 1st more... but maybe a bit smaller
     
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    High Plains Drifter ... drifting...

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    Option 1 looks like a coronavirus particle so definitely that one.
     
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    ALL THIS... I'd also do a revision to the upper horn, it looks misplaced, to me that is.
     
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    Option 1 is the best one, in my opinion.
     
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    1 - smaller
     
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    #1 but smaller on the neck. I love that guitar shape! Make a 7!

    Funk the coronavirus though.. it looks more like a cross-section of an advanced motor armature..industrial! Or maybe I’ve just been listening to Demanufacture too much lately..

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    1 looks best IMO

    23 frets?
     
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    I counted 24? It does seem a little weird with the inlay centered about the 13th fret, though.
     
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    NickS Rocket Surgeon

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    Yeah, I count 24 frets too, but the inlay is centered on the 13th in that mockup. What materials are you gonna use for the inlay?
     
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    Ahh, I made the assumption the inlay was at 12 and started counting from there.
     
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    oopsies. I meant to put it on the 12th.

    Material wise... Probably some sort of red/grey plastic.
     
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    As everybody else says too, I go with 1. But f this virus stuff... cant wait til this crap is over.
     

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