Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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From page A7 | May 08, 2013 |

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The Cycletar, an electric guitar built by Davis resident Harrison Phipps out of recycled bicycle parts, will be on display from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. in Sacramento. The display is part of Crocker’s ArtMix program in observance of May is Bike Month. The guitar features curly maple for the neck and body, an aluminum tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece, Grover tuners, Italian racing bike shift levers for volume control and pickup selector control, an ebony fingerboard and peghead overlay, a mother-of-pearl biker icon in the peghead complete with helmet-attached rear-view mirror and an EKG pattern inlaid in the fingerboard. A metal frame is inlaid into recesses in the back of the maple neck and body; a kick stand is extra. Phipps says the labor of love was done in collaboration with Dr. Steve Nowicki, a local artist, welder, musician and creative consultant. Courtesy photo

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