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ultratwin
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject: Moollon's Mr. Ji Reply with quote

LANK

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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are all so beautiful especially the buddhist art one. Looking forward to seeing the bass guard.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

genius in a lot of ways.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's very talented. What is the correct pronunciation of Moollon anyway?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep yep - love all his stuff.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gavin wrote:
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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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His stuff is just gorgeous. Its stuff that you hate to use because its so pretty. Sketches are amazing too. I'm a fan. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Moollon's Mr. Ji. Reply with quote

ultratwin wrote:
Unknown Anglo female:


i'm out on a limb here, but looks like Rachel McAdams:





EDIT: it's gotta be her. the hair in the bottom pic even matches the one in the painting. couldn't imagine a more beautiful subject.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel McAdam with a giant man hand.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gavin wrote:
Rachel McAdam with a giant man hand.


Hanging upside down. Love those guitars though. It's like what Obey Giant grows up into.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gavin wrote:
Rachel McAdam with a giant man hand.

'tis a shame that all dames can't have such princessish, maiden like hands, such as yourself.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not usually one for busy guitar designs, but goddamn that thing is gorgeous (to say nothing of that painting Wink )
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

colabonham wrote:
Did I see him on our sweep of the music market?


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! Wink


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He makes cool pedals too. I saw them at Twin Town Guitars


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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Razz




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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably heading out to NYC next week, the aforementioned NC Narcis Guardian S.S.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks absolutely brilliant.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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