By Richard Bienstock
In the May/June 2011 issue of Guitar Aficionado, we reported on the burgeoning world of custom bejeweled guitar design. Among the firms at the vanguard of this industry is Rock Royalty, which produces custom jeweled guitars studded primarily with diamonds and natural sapphires in assorted colors and saturations, as well as offers a procedure called KAGED, in which a guitar is wrapped in exotic materials such as alligator or stingray. Says the company’s David King, “We look at each guitar as an absolute work of art in itself.”
Here, we present a selection of the company’s fine designs.