This guitar is based on a very nicely built 1977 Aria (made in Japan) bolt-on neck acoustic guitar. I removed all of the hardware and pick guard, stripped the old finish on the top and headstock, altered the shape of the headstock and made a metal and wood ornament to be placed on it later. Then I covered the surface with highly detailed ink designs, made and applied a new pick guard, applied the headstock ornament, applied several coats of finish, re-strung it and viola! Tattoo is born! The back and sides are in their original (very good) condition.
It is a one of a kind, fully functional, playable art piece.
It plays nicely and sounds good too! New strings installed and ready to strum. ("Tattoo", Sold)