The rising country star reveals which legendary picker recently built her a "Mary Kaye" Strat clone, as well as why she started painting guitars.

You can likely still smell the lacquer on this Fender Strat that Lindsay Ell just finished painting a few days before we met up with her. This Fender American Standard model was painted to go along with her latest album, The Continuum Project, which was her interpretation of the classic John Mayer album.

Be sure to check out Lindsay's monthly "What the Ell" lesson column she writes for PG.

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