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INK & WOOD: SAILOR JERRY CUSTOM GUITARS

Bonus Content | Volume 9

“You’ve got this American, iconic, hard-line tattoo style that exists, and a lot of people may not realize that the ink they’ve got written into their skin originated with Sailor Jerry. That’s the ‘somebody’ that was first,” says Scott Sasser, head of the Custom Shop at Martin Guitar. “And similarly inside of every acoustic guitar on the planet that does not have a 19th-century fan-shaped or ladder-brace design, every guitar that carries that X-brace is—in essence—a tribute to Martin.” That parallel is an important part of what sparked the idea for the Sailor Jerry Custom Shop guitar that would feature Collins’s work somehow tattooed in wood, but the resonance between the artist’s impact on tattooing and Martin’s on guitar making was part of a broader synergy: the longstanding marriage of body art and music.

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