The Phoenix by Al Villacara

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  • Regular price $400.00


Artist: Al Villacara

Guitar Specs:

  • Yamaha Pacifica
  • Does not include pickups, electronics, strings, etc.
  • Condition: good, no major flaws

Mediums used: acrylic paints sealed with clearcoat

Price: $400

About the artist:

Al Villacara is a New York City-based artist specializing in painting (acrylic on wood and canvas) and drawing (black ink on paper).  Al’s visual style is “life filtered through Saturday morning cartoons” and this can be seen via the bright colors and bold lines he employs.  His work has been featured in the ARTCRANK NYC 2014 Bike Poster Show and on the Mojohand.com Blues Folk Art Website.  Follow Al on Instagram at @av_art_works

“The Phoenix” – For my design, I considered that my project guitar would be revitalized from its original appearance through the Operation Art Strings program, “rising from the ashes” into a new chapter in the instrument’s life.  Similarly, our veterans that go through the Guitars For Vets program get a new start through music instruction, greatly benefiting them as they move forward.  The vision of a phoenix coming out of the flames made up of lots of bright colors really fits the shape and lines of this guitar well.  I greatly enjoyed creating this piece in support of my fellow veterans through Guitars For Vets! 

If you have any further questions or would like more information or photos on this guitar please email Tori at tori@guitarsforvets.org. Serious inquiries only please!