Certainly not my work, but I totally love this guy. Soft spoken, always experimenting with guitar designs and heaps more. Last week he surprised me by finally telling me that he has a blog page that shows his ongoing work, and I thought some of you might appreciate what he does. 20+ years as a luthier, but nearly 30 as a sculptor and painter, and he pretty much sums up the face of Moollon. I'm looking forward to a new design of his, a phoenix from traditional Korean art to be etched on a single Jazz bass guard + control panel-sized piece of polished aluminum for my J-Classic (will post later), a version of which is visible between the pickups on the top side of the following guitar.
We just sent a custom Narcis to Crispian Mills:
More conventional stuff:
A pre-diet illustration of Suhyun, builder of most of Moollon's BufferAge line.
Unknown Anglo female:
His latest design, his twist on a rendering of Korean Buddhist art (inverse), and one of his most detailed images ever. Took about 3 weeks to finish.
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What is the correct pronunciation of Moollon anyway?
Glad you asked, as very few do!
It's fairly close to an anglicized mool-lone, with no particular accent on either syllable, although the second syllable is emphasized in colloquial Korean if one were to mean "you betcha!" instead of a plain old "of course", which is what Moollon (물론) actually means. That being said, Mr. Park tends to pronounce it exactly as us 'murikanz pronounce Moulin (Rouge) at the NAMM show when introducing the stuff to those who drop in.
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Did I see him on our sweep of the music market? I usually don't like too much details on guitars, but those look cool. Especially the Korean buddisht one. _________________ Wild spirit of the Eagle, Black hawk, bird of prey design
Afraid not. He rarely heads out there, but I could have easily taken you guys the shop (about an hour from where we were) to hang out and chat with him. Would have been really boring for the ladies, though!
The J-Classic guard is done, and is way beyond anything I had expected. It's not so easy to see the Phoenixes' heads from this angle, but I'll post shots after the holes are drilled and it's placed on the bass. I hope this design gets some use on future designs, cause it's brilliant!
Ba Boom, all done and feeling good about it. Having it on for about a month now with several hours of weekly play, I've noticed that neck pickup shielding is no doubt a contributing benefit, but to experience it first hand as a long-term J-bass player is a real delight.
I shoop'd out the major finish chip recently incurred.
It really does. There's something really dreamy about it, like just looking at it is mesmerising. It's busy enough and captivating enough that you could look at it for hours, without it being challenging or confusing to the eye. It's really nice. _________________
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