Boston Untamed

One day, I ran into an old friend of mine, Nick, who asked what I had been up to lately. I told him that I had been painting and refinishing guitars. He thought that was cool and said he wanted me to make him one even though he had no idea how to play guitar, and then he wanted me to teach him how to play it. I was thrilled at the opportunity so I told him I'd help him pick out a guitar and all the equipment he'd need to play.

He wanted it to have a Boston theme since he had lived in Boston for a few years and was soon moving back to Minnesota. He wanted three addresses he had lived at, the Statue of Partisans and a skyline of the city to be on the guitar. He left the rest to my imagination. I have always associated graffiti with cities, so I created my own letters for each address and painted them in "bomb" and "throw-up" styles. I think skylines look way better at night so I decided to make the entire back of the guitar a skyline of Boston at night to give a surprising and dark feel.

When the guitar was complete, I met up with him to give it to him and he was even more happy with the results than either of us expected. He was so thrilled with his new guitar that he paid me an extra $100.00 than the price we had agreed on. I was ecstatic and knew I had to keep doing this.

"Adrian is an exceptional artist and a great collaborator. As a first rate musician as well as an artist, Adrian loves her work inside and out. When she creates a guitar she makes sure that the core of the instrument is never compromised while she turns the exterior into something amazing. With a customized guitar by Adrian Guerra, you will look as good as you sound."

- Nick DeVogel

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