2020 Cox Watchful Eye

2020 Cox Watchful Eye

I have never, ever, seen another guitar come even close to this and I’ll warrant that neither has anyone else. From the magnificently talented Tracy Cox, he who did all that spectacular inlay work for Martin’s Custom Shop for years, comes this absolutely outstanding guitar completely made by Cox with the most select woods, and the most unusual pearl inlay and engraving work for the ages.To start with: The outer back panels and the sides are of gorgeous straight-grained Brazilian rosewood; the back’s center panel is of quilted Sapele. The neck has multiple laminations of Pao Ferro and Quilted Sapele, with an abalone shell border surrounding the laminations. The top, back, and sides are bordered with full “Martin 45-style” abalone trim, as are the complete fingerboard and peghead, and all body and neck bindings are of Quilted Sapele. The soundhole rosette is of a-concentric rings, also with combined abalone, mother-of-pearl, and rosewood inlay. Now the fingerboard and peghead inlay; this is where things really start to go to town. The entire fingerboard is of mother-of-pearl blocks, with the significant frets having fully hand-engraved pictures on each one. The first, fifth, ninth, and fifteenth frets have hand-engraved pictures of a large eye on them, watching over you. The third fret has the Tree of Knowledge engraved on it; the seventh, an open book with Saturn, complete with its rings and the Sun; the twelfth has the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt (what else would you expect?). The seventeenth fret has “UNDER A WATCHFUL EYE” engraved on it and the nineteenth has Tracy Cox’s signature, hand-engraved in script. But the star of the show comes on the peghead: a Watchful Eye, watching a flying saucer beaming some unsuspecting soul up into it from his house. The Great Unknowable watching over us? Abduction by space aliens? Do you dare to have this talisman in your home? You can, for only $8,995.00 w/hsc

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$8995.00
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