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Portland, OR

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Vernon Reid

During the "early years" of McSwain Guitars, Stephen would work his way back stage at almost every show that came through Charlotte, NC and show his guitars to anyone that would spare 5 minutes.  

At a Living Colour show, Vernon Reid took an interest and began sketching ideas onto a white cloth napkin.  He wanted a desert-like scape with an M.C. Escher-type castle with staircases leading nowhere, ancient pyramids and windswept dunes all carved into the mahogany body.  You get the picture...

We went back to the shop, grabbed some carving tools and came up with this.  We hope you like it as much as Vernon does!