This guitar was built as a showpiece but when Rafael saw it, he knew it was meant for him. It was Rafael's first Hembry. He now owns four.

The body was carved and painted by our good friend Tom Erdman. I've known Tom for over 25 years now. Great guy, loving father and husband, and great artist. For more on the making of the body, click HERE.

The painting and airbrush work is covered by more than a couple of coats of lacquer. The back is textured black and the maple neck and fretboard are very glossy and slick. The single volume knob is also a push/pull coil tap.

Made of poplar, the whole guitar only weighs 7 lb 7 oz. A 3 way switch, through body stringing, and chrome hardware round out this beauty.