So how did I get started building paisley guitars? When Brad Paisley signed his first record deal and started touring, he asked me to build a backup guitar that played and sounded like his beloved vintage ’68 paisley, but in blue. I agreed to do it, not knowing the hurdles and failed experiments that lay ahead of me.
I watched the ink run off the paper, the solvent melt the paper, and the finish crack for no reason, but finally I came up with a technique that worked. The blue paisley debuted in Brad’s 2002 “I’m Gonna Miss Her” video, and I thought that was the end of my experimentation with paisley finishes. I didn’t see it coming!
After 15 years of refining the process, I have finally reproduced a very vintage-accurate pink paisley paper."
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