Her name is Pamelina H. and for the past 20 years, she has painted axes for all sorts of rock luminaries, including a Harley Davidson-themed guitar for Travis Tritt and a Stratocaster for John Mayer that features Jimi Hendrix.
Each paint job adds between $2000 and $4000 to the guitars cost and Pamelina says the key is determining whether the musician plans to actually play it or display it on a stand.
Her current pride and joy is a guitar featuring famed 50s pin-up queen Bettie Page that Page actually autographed.
However, she is now setting her sights on a series of guitars featuring the members of her favorite sports team, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Pamelina hopes to paint guitars featuring Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar but admits shes on the fence about making an axe for Shaquille ONeal because, she admits, I feel bad about him leaving. Its like a bad break-up.
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