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Picasso Fender USA American Stratocaster Standard California Series Vintage Strat 1997 guitar

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Burger Guitars
St. Cloud, MN, United States
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Hello and welcome! Today we are offering a beautiful piece of playable art:
                                            The Picassocaster!

The guitar is vintage Fender USA California series that features vintage tuners and mid sixties transition logo in great condition. The bridge is a six screw vintage style Fender Strat bridge with 60's string spacing and comes with tremolo bar. The guitar is 20 years old and was barely played. I love the California series and own several personally that I use for recordings. Such a cool guitar!

The guitar's actual paint job was inspired by 6 six Picasso paintings: The Dream, Girl Before A Mirror, Woman With Book, Bust Of A Woman 2, Woman In A Hairnet, and the only seen on video, Dove of Peace With Woman's Face drawing.

One of Picasso's most famous paintings "The Dream" or "Le Reve" was painted in June of 1932 when Picasso was 50 and painting his mistress Marie-Therese Walter. That painting was recently sold for $155 Million! In March of 1932, he painted "Girl Before A Mirror", that again features Marie-Therese Walter and is currently in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The last painting from 1932 is "Woman With Book". Picasso based this work off of a portrait of Ines Moitessier, painted by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in 1856, using Walter as his subject again. The next painting featured on the guitar is "Woman In Hairnet" or "Femme a la Resille" from 1938. At this point, he has found a new mistress (Dora Maar), who clashed in a fight with his other mistress Maria-Therese at Picasso's amusement. Dora was a photographer and artist and in 1938, becomes the subject of this work. It's currently in the private collection of Julian H. Robertson Jr. Four years after Picasso's death, Marie-Therese committed suicide by hanging herself in France. The fifth painting on the front of the guitar is the January 1962 work called "Bust Of A Woman II". This features Picasso's second and final wife Jacqueline Roque who he made over 400 portraits of. She ended up shooting herself in 1986 hen she was 59. On the flip side (figuratively and literally), the back of the guitar features an untitled work Picasso drew on a TV show: A beautiful dove of peace with a woman's face. Youtube Picasso painting things: It's awesome.

Picasso is thought by most to be the most important artist of the 20th century and these six works have inspired the Picassocaster! The 6 different pieces of art were blended together in one amazing, one of a kind design. The guitar was hand painted with a brush, clear coated to protect the artwork and to give it a nice shine. The guitar comes with the hard case pictured and will be packed very well.

The guitar plays and sounds great and would be perfect for a professional musician or collector. I have painted 1000's of guitars for famous musicians, collectors, and musicians, and museums around the world. Check out Burgerguitars for videos, and all your hand painted guitar needs.

About the artist: Robbie Burger is a multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter and guitar painting artist in central Minnesota (currently featured in the July issue of Guitar Player Magazine). You can download or check out his music on Sound Cloud, Reverbnation, or the Burgerguitars site. His art encompasses a diverse range of styles (both musically and visually). "Classic meets contemporary" has been quoted by several fans of his work. Let Robbie Burger create something special you will treasure always.

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Listed4 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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