1989 epiphone s 310

A guitarist combines his visual arts background and a love for musical tinkering into one project guitar.

Name: Kito Young
Location: Ankeny, Iowa
Guitar: 1989 Epiphone S-310

This guitar started out as a red Epiphone S-310. It was my second guitar ever, purchased new in 1989. After playing it a few years, I upgraded to better guitars, and I decided instead of selling it I would use it for experiments. At first, I stripped off the finish and refinished it in clear polyurethane. That's when I discovered the body was made of plywood! It stayed that way for many years, but about a decade ago, I decided to paint a portrait of unusual characters on the front and back.

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