Contents of this page in order… Wood Identification Pics, COA Info
Build time and status is explained on home page, please read.
Wood Identification Pics
Wondering which wood is which? Click on thumbnail pics below. In person, wood in general looks much nicer and can change color or have figuring that moves in the light. It is hard to capture the beauty of wood in a picture. Also hard to capture color, as this pic shows same wood angled differently in light.
Each board is usually different to some degree... grain changes, figuring, coloring, and whatever nature decides. I try and use the natural beauty of each piece in the best way possible for any given artwork. A couple of examples of raw boards…. Bloodwood is pretty consistent from board to board by the time finish is applied. Cocobolo can vary in grain and color as these 10 different boards of mine show.
I generally finish wood in a three step old school process, the final being Carnauba based wax. You can buff the wood with a cotton or micro-fiber cloth. Some further care instruction in FAQ. I also use the only finishes that don't mess with natural resonate quality of the wood, unlike Poly finishes that most everyone else uses.
Private Stock woods are not shown here, since I only use them for Deals page customs (which are not typically for direct ordering).
Click on a thumbnail for a larger general representation pic...
Shown right in this video is Flame Tube Koa and how the grain changes in the light as you rotate it… pay attention to the dark areas. This is how 'flame' and 'figured' woods can look in person. Some of these type woods have a more dramatic look in person… it's pretty cool looking.
Certificate of Authenticity (COA)
Beginning late August of 2008, I have began offering COA's with most wood artistry. It's no secret I despise cloners, and after I received one in person that someone thought was my product (it wasn't and it really sucked), I decided these are the way to go for both of us. I can relax a bit, and you can solidly prove what you own. I've posted a list of my designs below...
While these aren't totally foolproof, I have taken steps to make them hard to copy. The placement of the foil for through paper embossment (see pic below) is beyond the normal reach of embossers. I've also placed a unique font code on one area, plus signed and dated them. They are on heavy certificate paper, with blue wavy lines in the background.
I could have done the normal gold only foil, but decided using colors could have some meaning for the various things I do. I've outlined that below left and will post any changes I may make someday.
It's fairly common for artists to give these certificates for future value. While I haven't oil painted in more than ten years, I did have a good following and sales above the cost of many of my headphones. While I can't say whether my current offerings will rise (or fall) in value, I know some have gone up quite significantly.
I hope you enjoy my artistry and design and many thanks for your support!
The best! Only what I deem an item Elite will have my rarest color foil.
Custom creations will get blue, typically headphone deals page items.
BlackGold, BlackTop or BlackCrystal cabled headphones.
BlackMax, BlackCopper cabled headphones and Classic stands.
BlackSilver cabled headphones.
^^^ Shown for size and suitable for framing ^^^ _________________________________________________
Certificates are embossed through the paper, so the reverse side will show backwards writing. Stands will have an embossed sticker on the underside, copper on Classic shown.